Shared Web Hosting FAQs
Find answers to frequently asked questions about shared website hosting
What is web hosting?
Web hosting is the process of using a hosting server to host a website and make it available for everyone on the internet. There are many types of hosting available, such as shared hosting. While most web hosting providers offer similar packages, the more popular a website is, the more resources it will need to function effectively.
Hostinger helps you scale your hosting package as and when you need it, so you can start with a simple shared hosting plan and gradually upgrade to a cloud hosting or even a VPS hosting plan later.
Most common types of hosting include:
Shared hosting: Shared hosting means that multiple different websites are all hosted on the same server, with each user being allocated a certain amount of storage and a certain amount of resources. This is often the best option for hobbyists and bloggers as it’s often the most affordable option available.
VPS hosting: A virtual private server (VPS) setup is the next version up from a shared hosting setup. A VPS generally uses more powerful hardware, making it possible for multiple users to use the same hardware independently.
Cloud hosting: If you need access to more server power, opting for this type of hosting could be just for you. Since cloud hosting allows you to use various interlinked servers that are designed to take over from each other if needed, you’re sure to have 100% uptime for your website.
Dedicated hosting: When you have a dedicated hosting plan, you get a server that’s dedicated to a single website. You’re not sharing storage or resources with others. A dedicated hosting setup is usually recommended for professional web admins and developers.
Here at Hostinger, we primarily aim to provide our users with a mix of cloud and shared website hosting. This way, we can provide our users with fast hosting with nearly 100% uptime at a truly unbeatable price.