Shared Hosting for Data-Driven Sites
Sites that use database technology to provide functionality have their own hosting requirements. Many individuals who manage such sites assume they need dedicated hosting but this is oftentimes not the case. Shared hosting programs are available in large and flexible arrangements that allow even complex sites enough room to live and grow.
As an example, a realtor’s site will often contain features that allow users to search properties, compare options and store and save searches. While this seems a complicated endeavor, these features are often available from agencies that allow an independent site owner to “frame” the search and search results pages without actually installing and maintaining the database. Using this option, the realtor’s server need only host the parts of the page that they design and the rest is retrieved, on demand, from a different server. Any shared hosting plan will likely be able to accommodate such an arrangement.
Shopping sites, while they certainly can be huge endeavors, can also be very small and manageable ones. Many online shopping sites carry only a small selection of items and still enjoy great popularity. If you’re launching such a site, using shared hosting can make the setup much easier than it would be with your own dedicated server. Many webhosts have templates and database structures that automatically install and are configured to meet most anyone’s needs.
Even if you’re eventually planning on a huge site start with shared hosting. The pricing and convenience are very beneficial.