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The article is somewhat a mess:

  • Includes info on what I think is two different subjects - shared hosting as a service, and the technical matters of virtual hosting.
  • The section on virtual hosting is not very good. I've made some edits, but it needs more work - I think it is very difficult for someone not familiar with the subject to understand the contents as of now.

Personally, I think the section on virtual hosting should be made an own article and the information there be rewritten to make it available to a wider audience. Comments? --Gosub 14:37, 15 April 2006 (UTC)

* There is also the redundant Virtual_host page which covers the same material. Merge it.

Whipping into shapeEdit

I've merged the related articles, whipped it into shape, and made it part of the new Internet hosting service series. Quarl (talk) 2006-01-12 22:40Z

specific hostsEdit

I removed the refs to Interland and Ipowerweb under control panel types--they are specific hosts and gives them free advert space. The ipowerweb was added by an IP, which was their office:

Qwest Communications Corporation QWEST-INET-7 (NET-216-206-0-0-1) -
I POWER WEB Q0715-216-207-124-0 (NET-216-207-124-0-1) -

Thanks.· XP · 21:15, 14 September 2006 (UTC)

Why don't you merge this with Virtual hosting?Edit

It's practically the same page, although some may differ. -Lwc4life 09:32, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

  • against: this article is about virtual hosting of a Web service. Virtual hosting in general also includes other Internet services such as email, XMPP that all can be virtual hosted.NaturalBornKiller 18:48, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Oppose: different things. · XP · 19:35, 8 October 2006 (UTC)
  • Opposed: A Virtual Host is a technical term/tool. Shared Hosting Services encompass the uses of many tools(bandwith, processors, hard drive space) to host several websites on one server. One has technical meaning, one is a business service. Jz4p 12:22, 6 December 2006 (PST)

Cut out control panel infoEdit

  • The entire discussion of control panels and intellectual property might be better served by having its own article - something like 'many shared hosting services offer basic system administration through a (link)web-based control panel(/link). Then on that page one could discuss the whole IP thing, as well as offering a more complete description of the types of things people can do with those services/applications. Thoughts? Odoketa 20:20, 12 October 2006 (UTC)


I didn't like the use of the word 'Cons' for 'Disadvantages'. It's valid, but a touch of a colloquialism. 'Disadvantages' should be ok? =)Gekedo 15:13, 11 November 2006 (UTC)


People considering using name-based shared IP hosting need date/time context info -- need to know when the transition to supporting this feature happened in the real world. Which versions of which browsers do and don't support this feature? What other software that still might be in use does not support this feature? 12:22, 11 January 2007 (UTC)


Why does Vhost redirect here? This has nothing to do with vanity/virtual host, or at least I see no references to it. a Vhost is having your hostmask look like it's something to the effect of on an IRC server. I think the redirect should be removed and it should have its own page OR if there is a similar article, it should be redirected to that. Knippschild 16:32, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

Market share of Web hosting?Edit

So, one thing that I miss here is any information about market share in shared Web hosting. The article is mostly about the technology, but the business of shared Web hosting is an important aspect.

Is there any publicly-available information about market share for shared Web hosting? Who are the top 5 or 10 shared web hosting service providers in the US? Globally? --ESP (talk) 21:37, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

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