In Shared Hosting, an Internet hosting service known as a Web Host allows individuals and companies to lease space on a server accessible via the World Wide Web. Servers running several other websites are used for Shared Hosting. Shared Hosting is ideal for small and medium websites which don’t expect huge traffic. Here are four hosting services on a budget:
1. GoDaddy: GoDaddy offers Linux and Windows hosting services that are excellent for small businesses at certain paid plans, both starting at $4.99/month featuring unlimited bandwidth, 100GB worth of disk space, analytics, CMS support (Drupal, WordPress and Magento)- both offering 50 FTP accounts. In terms of security, both the plans offer SSL encryption and SSH. However, GoDaddy for Linux hosting supports PHP, Perl, Python languages and MySQL Database while Godaddy for Windows Hosting supports PHP, Perl, ASP.NET languages and MySql (10 X 1 GB) and MS SQL (1 X 200 MB) Databases at $4.99/month. However, both the Linux and Windows based server increase in features as the price of the plan opted increases- featuring MySql (Unlimited X 1 GB), MS SQL (Unlimited X 200 MB) Databases and unlimited FTP accounts.
2. Bluehost: BlueHost, while only accommodating Linux for hosting, covers up any glitches by offering 50GB worth storage, unlimited bandwidth and (Joomla, Drupal, Moodle and Tikiwiki) for CMS Support at just $2.95/month. In addition, BlueHost provides free domain, free site builders with unlimited FTP Accounts. SSL and SSH encryption are provided by BlueHost in terms of security. BlueHost, besides offering all these features, lets its users access traffic analysis tool set such as Webalizer and AWStats while providing credit worth $75 for free advertising with Google.
3. JustHost: JustHost, a website hosting service that only provides Linux operating system, free site builders, free setup and free domain starting at just $3.49/month. Most of it features are unlimited and other main features include analytics, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, free domain transfer and Joomla, Drupal and Moodle for CMS Support. However, features like unlimited disk space and unlimited websites can only be availed in the higher priced plans. It also provides e-commerce provisions like shopping cart and SSL certificates.
4. BigRock: BigRock is another web hosting service that supports both Linux and Windows hosting. It offers a number of affordable plans for both Linux and Windows hosting, starting at $1.59/month. Both plans provide 10GB worth of disk space with unlimited bandwidth and Joomla, Drupal and WordPress for CMS Support. Linux accommodates MySQL Database while Windows supports both MySQL and MS SQL Databases. Also, Linux supports PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby on Rails languages while Windows operating system supports PHP and ASP.NET languages. Both cpanel and plesk are provided to manage users’ websites on their server. It provides 24/7 Phone Support and Live Chat.