Shared Hosting Platform
Linux or Windows user-level management provides a basic level of filesystem and process compartmentalization.
Shared Hosting Resources
Accounts share all hardware resources with “soft” limits imposed by monitoring software (shared hosting servers are notoriously over-sold, often to the detriment of individual accounts).
Shared Hosting Scalability
Shared hosting plans range from minimal allocations of memory and bandwidth to the “unlimited” plans commonly offered by providers which over-sell services – the same e-mail, webserver, and scripting frameworks are available at each allocation level, however, the availability of some features may be restricted; no matter which plan is selected, the hosting account will likely reside on the same hardware with a variety of other accounts with different allocations.
Shared Hosting Choices
- Operating system: Provider’s choice
- Installed services: Provider’s choic
Shared Hosting Security
Shared hosting plans range from minimal allocations of memory and bandwidth to the “unlimited” plans commonly offered by providers which over-sell Shared hosting is inherently difficult to secure completely – as multiple users have the ability to upload and download files which can be run under the same operating system instance which supports other users’ accounts, the possibility for a malicious user to exploit an operating system vulnerability and gain access to other users’ data will always exist.