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Shared web hosting is the most common type of website hosting. It basically means that you are running your web site on a shared server. There would be other websites who will be using the same servers that runs your site. This is best used for personal sites, small business and organizations. A personal website or a small scale business website will most likely require less disk space and low requirement for bandwidth.
Unlike a dedicated server, server maintenance and management of the server on a shared hosting is the responsibility of the web host provider you signed up with. They are also responsible for software and application installation, security updates and troubleshooting the server.
Most shared hosting providers use Direct Admin, CPanel or Helm to oversee and maintain the server. It often makes use of a Linux OS as it has the most compatible control panels. The upside of this type of hosting is that it is offered cheaply. You can even find one dollar hosting on shared servers.
If you have a relatively small site or you are a newbie in website creation, shared hosting is recommended for you. It does not need a lot of investment and you can easily create your own site with little budget.