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Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoshalb(m): 12:28am On Mar 19, 2017

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by lonelydora: 6:50am On Mar 20, 2017
Why am I always the FTC on a thread I know nothing about?

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by james17(m): 6:52am On Mar 20, 2017
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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by AgamaHub: 6:56am On Mar 20, 2017
Nonsense

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by Efewestern: 6:57am On Mar 20, 2017
shared hosting is not bad for online business, just get a good host.. why I recommend hostgator for people even thou it's quite expensive, I think they are trying. on the other hand Dedicated hosting is very very expensive let's say $100 per month, believe me you need to be popular before you can afford that.

As for the aspect of bandwidth and disk space, shared hosting is better, cous most times you'd consume 5TB of bandwidth and your account won't be suspended, and on shared hosting your disk space is as large as 1TB, but dedicated server won't give you such, you pay for extra TB.

my view thou.

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by yomalex(m): 6:58am On Mar 20, 2017
Ultimately depends on the service provider. Thousands of people use shared hosting and they are okay. Everybody can't use VPS.

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by DlawTECHY(m): 6:59am On Mar 20, 2017
Ok
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by KingOfThePay(m): 7:01am On Mar 20, 2017
Young man, Get your facts right. Dont mislead people.

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by jegusy2k: 7:04am On Mar 20, 2017
lonelydora:
Why am I always the FTC on a thread I know nothing about?
kiss kiss kiss maybe because you are not too busy

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by israelmao(m): 7:10am On Mar 20, 2017
Efewestern:
shared hosting is not bad for online business, just get a good host.. why I recommend hostgator for people even thou it's quite expensive, I think they are trying. on the other hand Dedicated hosting is very very expensive let's say $100 per month, believe me you need to be popular before you can afford that.

As for the aspect of bandwidth and disk space, shared hosting is better, cous most times you'd consume 5TB of bandwidth and your account won't be suspended, and on shared hosting your disk space is as large as 1TB, but dedicated server won't give you such, you pay for extra TB.

my view thou.
What did you now recommend for business purposes?
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by otitokoroleti: 7:14am On Mar 20, 2017
KingOfThePay:
Young man, Get your facts right. Dont mislead people.
Op was right

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by koksybrown: 7:22am On Mar 20, 2017
No valid reason. Without shared hosting... the internet would have been boring with very few websites. Don't forget, Nairaland started with sharedhosting for a couple of years. Ask Seun.

Just try Hostgator and you'll never need a vps.

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by Efewestern: 7:22am On Mar 20, 2017
israelmao:

What did you now recommend for business purposes?

depending on your business, if you can AFFORD dedicated server, no problem, go for it. but if you can't go for shared hosting.. 70% of business site are hosted on shared hosting.
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by paschu: 7:29am On Mar 20, 2017
OP you ended up saying nothing.

I know a dude who have owened multiple (shared host) websites over the years. And he's totally good and okay with the experiernce. So, in practice, some shared hosting companies offer dedicated IPs to distinguish subscribers' accounts thereby eliminating the fear of load overflow.

Plus, where the dedicated IP is not obtainable, shared hosts have a lot of restrictive measures that are designed to prevent malicious activities and unbalanced intensive usage. And most shared hosting companies, of today, do not use the unlimited bandwidth gimmic. They always put a cap to it.

In fact one of those shared hosts that my dude used last year gave him 200gig of bandwidth (plus a plethora of other features) at $9 flat. Although, they later hiked the renewal fee of that same $9 plan to almost $160 after the first year. So my dude did the needful, and migrated his site to a new host.

So, in the final analysis, shared hosting is perfect for businesses that attract average traffic and have little or no need for intensive web script execution. And a business website can remain in this category forever and still be very successful in terms of leads and sales generation.

However, when the business website grows big in traffic and desires to deploy one or more web apps, a dedicated hosting or VPS will definitely be the way to go. At least such options are supposed to net faster support and more efficiency from your host.

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoprem: 7:30am On Mar 20, 2017
AgamaHub:
Nonsense
your opinion!
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoprem: 7:31am On Mar 20, 2017
KingOfThePay:
Young man, Get your facts right. Dont mislead people.
which fact do you need... Google is there for you...
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by sapientia(m): 7:34am On Mar 20, 2017
Depends on your host.
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by arterxerxes: 7:36am On Mar 20, 2017
A webmaster starting a new site with Dedicated servers is foolishness to me. Shared hosting first, and when the site grows and yo have started making money that you can afford cloud hosting, then VPS hosting before dedicated servers.
A site may need Dedicated servers when there are so many traffic such as Nairaland or LindaIkeji, and this normally takes close to 5 or more years before you think of even getting a dedicated server.

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoprem: 7:37am On Mar 20, 2017
paschu:
OP you ended up saying nothing.

I know a dude who have owened multiple (shared host) websites over the years. And he's totally good and okay with the experiernce. So, in practice, some shared hosting companies offer dedicated IPs to distinguish subscribers' accounts thereby eliminating the fear of load overflow.

Plus, where the dedicated IP is not obtainable, shared hosts have a lot of restrictive measures that are designed to prevent malicious activities and unbalanced intensive usage. And most shared hosting companies, of today, do not use the unlimited bandwidth gimmic. They always put a cap to it.

In fact one of those my dude used last year gave him 200gig of bandwidth (plus a plethora of other features) at $9 flat. Although, they later hiked the renewal fee of that same $9 plan to almost $160 after the first year. So my dude did the needful, and migrated his site to a new host.

So, in the final analysis, shared hosting is perfect for businesses that attract average traffic and have little or no need for intensive web script execution. And a business website can remain in this category forever and still be very successful in terms of leads and sales generation.

However, when the business website grows big in traffic and desires to deploy one or more web apps, a dedicated hosting or VPS will definitely be the way to go. At least such options are supposed to net faster support and more efficiency from your host.
first you didnt get the aim of the post...
lemme break it down again..
As you can see in the post, I singled out blogs, little websites, portfolios and the likes...

Am not saying it cant host it.. even a free hosting would do... I will rather use a free hosting to host a blog than most quack hosts....

And I also mentioned...its for only sites running intensive scripts and massive traffic... INTENSIVE SCRIPTS makes uses of lots of cron job which tends to slow down your server... you can imagine the likes of nairaland, jumia, konga, olx, paypal running on a shared server, No!

and the case study you brought up even went the same direction.. most of this host cmpanies wont tell you the real price... they tell you an attractive price, then when renewal comes they bill all together... so that is simple enough to understand...
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by Nobody: 7:38am On Mar 20, 2017
I believe shared hosting is good for startup, you cannot start a startup with dedicated hosting like 500k/annum? You scale up gradually.
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by Nobody: 7:39am On Mar 20, 2017
arterxerxes:
A webmaster starting a new site with Dedicated servers is foolishness to me. Shared hosting first, and when the site grows and yo have started making money that you can afford cloud hosting, then VPS hosting before dedicated servers.
A site may need Dedicated servers when there are so many traffic such as Nairaland or LindaIkeji, and this normally takes close to 5 or more years before you think of even getting a dedicated server.
Exactly
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by piusjoe(m): 7:40am On Mar 20, 2017
yomalex:
Ultimately depends on the service provider. Thousands of people use shared hosting and they are okay. Everybody can't use VPS.
Absolutely concur. I run many business websites with majority on shared hosting and it has been hitchfree

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Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by NaWetinDey(m): 7:40am On Mar 20, 2017
Your points are baseless. What are you saying in essence? Which servers are not shared? Are are you now suggesting that every website owner should buy his own server?
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by oohunt: 7:41am On Mar 20, 2017
@OP please get your facts right. Your title and the post is very misleading. Shared hosting is the most affordable. And like someone already said here, you have to be popular: get enough traffic on your website before you can consider going out of shared hosting to a dedicated server or VPS. Else, you will simply be wasting valuable hosting resources and money.
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoprem: 7:41am On Mar 20, 2017
koksybrown:
No valid reason. Without shared hosting... the internet would have been boring with very few websites. Don't forget, Nairaland started with sharedhosting for a couple of years. Ask Seun.

Just try Hostgator and you'll never need a vps.
yea, ofcourse everyone started with a shared hosting.. but as for large businesses like jumia, olx and the likes you dont expect to see them using a $1 shared host
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoprem: 7:42am On Mar 20, 2017
NaWetinDey:
Your points are baseless. What are you saying in essence? Which servers are not shared? Are are you now suggesting that every website owner should buy his own server?
Lol, read again
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by naijainfogalery: 7:43am On Mar 20, 2017
Op obviously is clueless and doesn't know what he is talking about .

The only disadvantage I could list is it's usually difficult giving users access to the admin panel Due to security issues
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoprem: 7:43am On Mar 20, 2017
oohunt:
@OP please get your facts right. Your title and the post is very misleading. Shared hosting is the most affordable. And like someone already said here, you have to be popular: get enough traffic on your website before you can consider going out of shared hosting to a dedicated server or VPS. Else, you will simply be wasting valuable hosting resources and money.

sure, the post is for large business websites oo
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by mokoprem: 7:43am On Mar 20, 2017
naijainfogalery:
Op obviously is clueless and doesn't know what he is talking about .

The only disadvantage I could list is it's usually difficult giving users access to the admin panel Due to security issues
Re: Why Shared Web Hosting Is Bad For Online Business by oohunt: 7:44am On Mar 20, 2017
mokoprem:
yea, ofcourse everyone started with a shared hosting.. but as for large businesses like jumia, olx and the likes you dont expect to see them using a $1 shared host

I suggest you edit the title of your thread to read what you mean.

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