Are common web hosting services like Godaddy the same as shared web hosting services?

Posted on May 12, 2011 in Shared Hosting by admin

Are common web hosting services like Godaddy the same as shared web hosting services?

I want to know if Godaddy, HostGator,… are considered as shared servers or there are differences between mentioned services and a shared web server.

Thank you


Answer by jmf931
I can only answer for GoDaddy as I’m a client. Yes. It’s shared hosting unless you purchased a dedicated hosting plan which is $ $ $

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May 13, 2011


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May 13, 2011

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May 12, 2011

Godaddy has both. Godaddy has shared hosting services. A lot of them have both. So to your specific question, yes. They are the same for all companies, except of course their services – Price, support level etc that are different. However, Godday has Virtual Dedicated and dedicated. Virtual dedicated is where you partition a physical server to two or more servers. Most of the problems that bedevil shared are not a problem here. More over, you can install any program that catches your fancy, both commercial and custom program. Dedicated is where only you have the whole server to yourself. As you can guess, Virtual Dedicated is less expensive than Dedicated. Most companies have shared anyway. Some companies like IXWebhosting and offer only shared hosting.

May 12, 2011

First of all, though GoDaddy is okay for domain name registration, depending on the type of site you want to run, HostGator is a MUCH better option. See my review here…

But back to your question..

BOTH are shared hosting, or not, depending on what GRADE of hosting you’ve purchased.

The vast majority of websites are on shared hosting plans, unless you’ve got the budget and the web traffic to justify DEDICATED hosting, which is essentially you leasing an entire computer sitting in the server farm, to do with as you will. On HostGator, last time I checked in, a dedicated hosting account ran $ 300 a month. When you think of it as leasing an entire apartment building for your website (as compared to shared hosting, which is a one-bedroom unit), then that’s pretty economical.

Note that there are places where you can get dedicated hosting for as low as $ 50 a month. As you compare providers, though, if you go that route, be very careful about the type of SUPPORT that is promised you. Maintenance? Backups? Technical assistance with configuration and troubleshooting problems?

If you know how to use SSH to log into a secure shell, and if you know your way around a Linux command prompt, then you’re good to go. If not, you’ll either need the extra assistance, or you’ll have a lot of reading and research ahead of you.

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