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  1. David Graham

    Nice article, but you are off on a couple of things.

    Shared Hosting may or may not restrict what software you can install based on what services the hosting company offers. Our customers can only used applications based on PHP for example. But no shared hosting company restricts the client to software it provides. This would describe a Software As A Service (SaaS) company instead.

    Other special considerations would be the use to which shared hosting is to be put. Ecommerce companies have special security needs. Clients looking to host a web store should look at whether the hosting firm offers dedicated IP Addresses and SSL support. A premium should be put on PCI Readiness – ask the host if they are prepared to manage the needs of a PCI compliant website.

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