|Dedicated Hosting Features||Details|
|Super Fast Web Space||Unlimited|
|Host Multiple Websites on 1 Account||Unlimited|
|Free Website Migration||Yes|
|Free Starter Site||Yes|
|Free Domain Name for life of account||Yes|
|Free Drag and Drop Site Builder||Yes|
|POP3/POP3 Secure E-mail Support||Unlimited|
|IMAP/Secure IMAP E-mail Support||Unlimited|
|Gigs of Site Transfer/Bandwidth||Unlimited|
|Forwarding E-mail Accounts||Unlimited|
|Additional FTP Accounts||Unlimited|
|Fast Web Space||Unlimited|
|Faster Page Loads & Security||Details|
|Real Time Security Scanning||Yes|
|Built-in PHP Caching for Faster Loading||Yes|
|Automatic Bruteforce Detection||Yes|
|Hot Data Caching||Yes|
|Apache Web Serving Performance Tweaks||Yes|
|MySQL Database Performance Tweaks||Yes|
|SSL Secure Server||Yes|
|Magento Shopping Cart||Yes|
|OS Commerce Shopping Cart||Yes|
|PrestaShop Shopping Cart||Yes|
|CubeCart, ZenCart, Agora + Dozens more||Yes|
|Password Protected Directories||Yes|
It is one of the most popular hosting options for those who are building out their first websites, it allows multiple websites to utilize a single server. Usually, you’ll have no idea who or what websites you’re sharing the resources of a server with.
It’s by far the cheapest hosting option you’re going to have available.
Most hosting companies have multiple levels of hosting available, so you can upgrade your hosting package with time. This makes shared hosting a great place to start.
Shared hosting usually comes equipped with a built-in cPanel, which makes it easy to manage your site.
No technical maintenance needs to be done on your end to the server, as this is usually included in part of your hosting package.
The load time can be a lot slower than dedicated servers.
The server can become overburdened by other sites that are sharing the server.
As your site begins to receive higher levels of traffic you’ll begin to notice that your site might begin to perform much worse.
You never quite know who your neighbors are. Although rare, it is possible for other sites on the server to pose a risk to your own site.
There’s a lack of customization options to truly get the highest level of performance from your website.
There aren’t any specific alternatives to a shared hosting plan. There are upgrades, but no alternatives that are as cheap as shared hosting.
The alternatives to shared hosting include WordPress dedicated hosting, running a VPS, and other semi-dedicated hosting options. All of these will end up costing more than a basic shared hosting plan, but they will provide you with greater levels of customization and performance.