Shared Shared hosting?

Fait

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What does everyone think about shared hosting? Is it still good to put a new site on shared hosting?
 

Uncrowned

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Yes, starting on Shared hosting is often the best move. It can take years of building to need a VPS or the like, so why pay more when it isn't doing much.
 

Splinter2

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It also depends on which hosting company you choose. I was with GoDaddy for over ten years on shared and frankly the service has deteriorated very badly in recent times, so I migrated to another hosting company for a vastly improved shared hosting experience.
Choose wisely.
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There are also issues of which MYSQL and other protocols the hosting company supports, so these should be looked at as well.
 
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Uncrowned

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It also depends on which hosting company you choose. I was with GoDaddy for over ten years on shared and frankly the service has deteriorated very badly in recent times, so I migrated to another hosting company for a vastly improved shared hosting experience.
Choose wisely.
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There are also issues of which MYSQL and other protocols the hosting company supports, so these should be looked at as well.
Yes! Make sure you end on a Shared Hosting that wants to help your site grow and then upgrade to their higher plans, not ones that simply make money off mass users.
 

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The quality of shared hosting depends on the number and traffic intensity of other people on the same server, sadly.
 

zoldos

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I haven't used shared since around 2011. I then ran a VPS for awhile, then dedicated when I had a bunch of sites, and now a VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server). I like it since I have full root access and dedicated resources. It's very affordable as well.
 

NYCGuy76

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Shared hosting is ok but lots of times you have to deal with slow servers etc. I gave up on my shared hosting and went with vps. A little more pricey but much faster and can handle a lot more.
 

zoldos

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My hosting is capped at 100 megabit (but unlimited) bandwidth and does log sometimes. I might go back to a dedicated account...
 
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