Dedicated server is eventually the kind of server what everyone or business would like to have, eventually because you own the server resources, entirely. However, we all know that it is expensive and not everyone can afford or worth spending money on it. Most people uses shared hosting because of it pricing and if you have choosen correctly, it does exactly what a dedicated server can do.
For shared hosting services, the most known issue is reliability. There is usually more than hundreds of websites hosting on the same server. Mail server, mysql server are sometimes hosting on the same server too. If it happens that a website has been hacked to send spams email or scripting error, the entire server performance will be affected.
Sometimes, a sudden surge of visitors coming to any of the websites on the same server will slow down yours’ too. Therefore, you have to aware of the possible unplanned downtime.
The second common issue is the technical support. You have to make sure that the host has their own technical staff to offer you instant support when you need it, a online chat support is something a must nowadays. Because the server is shared, there is a higher probability that your website will suffer errors or problems. Therefore, you need a good technical support to help you fix the problem so that your website could be up and running again in the shortest time possible.
The next thing to look out is the service capability. If the shared hosting doesn’t offer features they have stated, stay away from it.
No matter what hosting company/ plan you ended with, research and study is very important. Always know what you are paying for before sign-up. Try out their online chat support, send them an email and see how fast they response to it. Some study work will end you up with a good hosting company.