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What is Shared Hosting?

Shared Hosting has emerged as the much preferred choice for millions of individuals and small businesses wanting to successfully host their website with minimum hassle.

Shared Web Hosting is a great way to start as it allows you to keep the costs very low and is ideal for personal use, hobbies or small businesses. In the case of Shared Hosting your server space and other resources are shared with other users. To do this, the hosting company gives each user a partition of the hard drive.

The provider is generally responsible for managing servers, installing server software, security updates, technical support, and other aspects of the service. Your site will usually be on a server with hundreds of other web sites. That may sound like a lot, but it works out extremely well because most sites don’t generate enough traffic or use enough resources for it to become a problem.

Shared hosting will allow you to host multiple websites, depending on the plan you purchase. This will be done simply by adding secondary domains through your hosting control panel.

Now that you know what Shared Hosting is, how do you choose who to host with?  There are a number of factors that should be considered when making your decision.

Price – It is important to consider if the hosting company offers a good price or a discount for annual payments. Netcetera hosting solutions start from as a little as £2.99/pm and for annual payments, there is one month FREE.

Multiple hosting packages – Shared Hosting service providers should offer a number of packages with different features to choose from. Netcetera offers three different hosting packages, Developer, One, and Reseller.

Features – You should find a number of features bundled in various packages. Some features which are included in Netcetera’s shared hosting are: Support for an array of programming languages like JAVA, PHP, PERL, Python, Multiple Email Accounts, MySQL databases,  ASP.NET, ASP.MVC, Webmatrix and much more.

Trial Period – This is a key factor because as it allows the user to “test drive” the hosting solution prior to purchasing. Netcetera offers a 30 day Trial Period!

Technical support – This is one of the most important factors when making your decision.  It is vital that there is availability of technical support from dedicated technicians, with a specialized department to handle any server issues, troubleshooting, installation issue etc. Netcetera has 24/7 Technical Support via ticket/email/chat/telephone with a one hour response time!

If you are looking at hosting your new website, please visit or contact our Sales Team for any assistance or information.

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