What is virtual or shared hosting?
A virtual (or shared) hosting refers to a singer server running multiple
small websites owned by different customers. Virtual hosting is the provision
of a web server, so that the individuals do not have to purchase and maintain
their own server and connectivity to the Internet. Since a single server is
being shared by multiple (several hundreds) other customers, the cost of
shared hosting is very cheap as compared to other hosting services such as
VPS and dedicated hosting.
For personal and business web sites just starting out, the shared web hosting
service will likely meet organization's need. Most web hosts today offer
abundant bandwidth, 24x7 technical support, control panel that includes spam
filters, email and database management, and web statistics.