Drawback of shared hosting? Hosting, Webmaster, Marketing and SEO Forums › Forums › Web Hosting Forums › Drawback of shared hosting? This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by steveSteele 1 year, 5 months ago. Author Posts September 28, 2017 at 8:56 am #565 santhoshsocialParticipant Drawback of shared hosting? September 28, 2017 at 7:28 pm #567 steveSteeleParticipant Shared servers are usually prone to hacking attacks. You may have porn, casino, pharmacy websites as neighbor Any malicious activity that the server suffers affects the whole network of websites using the server. As you need to share the resources of a single server, your website my often experience sluggishness brought about by the request for resources by other sites. You may experience resource limitation as everybody else in the network uses the same CPU, memory and hard drive. Server may get swamped by requests or overloaded which might cause it to stop. Your hosting plan may have lesser features compared to dedicated hosting plans. You do not have the choice over the software and application that you want to use as you cannot use any other software aside from what is provided by the hosting provider. The customer support may not be as good as those of dedicated plans. Because of security policy, some available port and connections may be limited. Webmaster Forum Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.