Shared web hosting is a web hosting service wherein several websites exist within one web server that is connected to the internet. In order to keep each website isolated from each other, it is placed on its own partition. This type of web hosting is considered as the most cost-effective since server maintenance cost is shared by several people.
System administration is required in shared web hosting since the server is shared by several people. This kind of hosting is not applicable for people who require extensive software development aside from what the server provides.
Normally, shared web hosting utilises a web-based control panel system like: cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, H-Sphere, InterWorx, or some other control panel systems. At Emmix, we use cPanel for our shared hosting accounts.