What is Shared Hosting?

A Shared Hosting account is perfect for small business owners and individuals looking to jump-start their web presence. But what is Shared Hosting and why do you need it?  

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If you want to create a website or set up email accounts attached to your domain, you will need a hosting account to host and store all of your information and files. Shared Hosting describes the type of hosting and the definition is in the name — shared. With Shared Hosting, your website will be sharing a server with several other websites and accounts. To give you a visual, think of your website as living in an apartment building occupied by other tenants. 

Because of the shared space, Shared Hosting is the cheapest plan and is perfect for small businesses, individuals, and small websites. However, though the cost is low, the benefits of a Shared Hosting account are still worthwhile. Users enjoy numerous email accounts, quick WordPress setup, multiple domains and more. 

Types of Shared Hosting Plans

There are three types of Shared Hosting plans: Launch, Power, and Pro. The plan you choose will be based on your needs as you begin your web hosting journey. The Launch plan is a great starting point for most small businesses and individuals. On the Launch plan, you can host up to two websites and three databases. The Power Plan provides more resources for better performance and allows up to fifty websites. The Power plan is also perfect for eCommerce sites. The Pro plan allows you to host one hundred websites and grants you access to InMotion Hosting’s Pro Level Support. Not sure which one to choose? Don’t worry, you can always upgrade your hosting plan when your website grows.

infographic explaining the different types of Shared Hosting plans

Shared Hosting Benefits

There are many benefits to Shared Hosting, which makes the price point that much sweeter. Here are a few benefits you’ll enjoy with a Shared Hosting account.


Our robust email is compatible with all desktop clients including Outlook and Apple Mail and runs on any iPhone or Android device. You can also use Gmail or Yahoo as your email client as well. You will also be able to block spam by using Spam Filters, which are included with all Shared Hosting plans for free.

Websites, Blogs, and eCommerce

You’ll be able to easily install over 400 different applications with our 1-click auto-installer Softaculous. Once the website is built, you’ll be able to keep your blog or eCommerce site up-to-date with one click, or even roll-back to a previous version with ease. 

Web Design

Our Shared Hosting includes the easy-to-use WordPress Page Builder by BoldGrid. We’re also fully compatible with the web’s most popular design tools including Adobe Dreamweaver and iWeb. Don’t want to build your own site? No problem! Request a beautiful one-page site or a fully custom site from our experienced web design team. 

Why Wait?

Now that you’ve learned about Shared Hosting and the benefits of starting with this particular hosting plan, secure your hosting account and launch your web presence today. Contact our Sales Team online or over the phone. They are available 24/7, 365 days a year.

Thoughts on “What is Shared Hosting?

  • Thank you for the explanations of the different plans, but we still need the prices here so i don’t have to keep looking. I don’t want to have to talk to sales first. I saw them somewhere will just have to find it. Thanks for all you do.

    • Hi, Tom! The team likes to keep prices on the product page, just because prices can change frequently with sales and they don’t want prices listed in articles to end up out of date. The product pages will always have the latest info, though!

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