Shared hosting is popular for cheap, economical, budget hosting. Shared web hosting is a very popular web hosting in the hosting market. Maximum people prefer cheap rate, budget shared hosting for personal and small business website.
Users share a single physical server and all like it’s disk space, processing power, and RAM etc. And also the server maintenance cost. So cost of this hosting is low.
Platforms and Software :
User can choose their preferable operating system Linux or Windows platform with shared hosting. Many websites need one or the another depending on the server technologies utilized to develop the website. Like, ASP.NET is a server side scripting language which is utilized to develop database driven websites. MS SQL is a Microsoft database product. If your website has been developed using these then you have to choose Windows hosting because these scripts are not supported by Linux. There are many vital option to develop database driven sites on Linux, like: PHP and MySQL. These are the core of open source many content management systems like, Drupal, Joomla etc. But before selecting a hosting provider users have to check because all hosting providers don’t provide both platforms.