How many sites are usually hosted in a shared hosting server?

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I am a client of a few shared hosting companies but I don't know how many sites are usually hosted on their shared hosting servers? and how do I calculate how many sites in a shared server? hence I can avoid overselling from shared hosting companies?
 

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Yes you can host more than 10,000 sites on a server its depends on server space and performance
 

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If you are going to be selling hosting on a reseller plan, there isn't a whole lot you can do other than trust that your web host is going to scale appropriately. If you manage your own servers, then you just need to monitor the load and resources and scale accordingly. There isn't a magic number per say.
 

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I am a client of a few shared hosting companies but I don't know how many sites are usually hosted on their shared hosting servers? and how do I calculate how many sites in a shared server? hence I can avoid overselling from shared hosting companies?
Every server is going to be different. You can do a reverse Ip to determine how many domains might be connected to a server. However that will not give you an idea on whether or not that server is oversold is not because you need to factor in Hardware + Usage, which unless you have direct access to the server, will be difficult to determine.
 

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good day

Hosting providers using sata disk (HDD) host thousands of websites

Hosting providers, which use ssd disks, host fewer websites, because the disks they have on the market today are not large

What type of storage does your hosting provider offer?

Blessings
 

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It's not the number of websites hosted on a server that matters as such, but more about the amount of resources each of those websites are using. You could host 10,000 sites running simple HTML sites with no problems, but add MySQL to the mix and that's where the problems start.

You could have just one website on a Shared server that if has too many MySQL queries, due to let's say, poorly written sloppy code in a script, then that one website hosting that script alone could bring the server to a halt.

No need to work out which providers are best to use going by how many domains they use; rather just make sure the providers use CloudLinux (OS/software used to help prevent users abusing resources), and well, just managing the server correctly basically.
 

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There are a couple sites out there that will give you a list of sites served by an IP address. I fell the main limitation is going to be disk space on the server. So depending on how big the hard drive(s) are on the server will determine how many sites can be hosted there. But he other resources are important too, MySQL is the next big one.
 

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I would say it's the other way round; MySQL first, and then harddrive i.e there's a far greater chance of one user being able to overload a server from using too much MySQL than from using too much diskspace.
 

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We put a few hundred per server, anymore quality and stability go down.
 

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Each company has their own strategy regarding the number of websites hosted in the shared hosting servers. With proper optimization and resource limits, there can be hundreds of websites hosted in a single server. Nowadays, the hardware is cheap compared to earlier days and more powerful. I have seen companies host thousands of websites on a single server, but I personally feel not more than 1000 websites should be hosted on a decent server. Overselling hosting generally causes performance issues and hence the approach of hosting companies should be to make sure the performance is not affected and they make a decent profit too.
 

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We have a little over 1000. Haven't noticed any issues with this amount.
 

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Hi

I have seen more than 10,000 sites hosted in a server which is having litespeed. With Apache, this might not be possible as Litespeed is better if the sites are more in number in a server
I can not imagine a web host can accommodate 10000 sites on their server, what configurations for a server to run with that amount?

We have a little over 1000. Haven't noticed any issues with this amount.
I checked a share hosting server and as the tool pointed out, they are having 1124 websites hosting on it, I think that's is acceptable.
 

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Perfect example...say a web host only hosted html websites on a specific server (no databases, no emails, no other features needed), and each website was around 12MB...on a server where 200GB was allocated for web hosting, they could fit just over 17,000 html websites on that server, and probably without any issues. Only unless all of those website had high amounts of traffic would it be an issue.
 

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Often time, we see people wanting a dedicated server to use as a shared hosting server, so they pick the largest/fastest server they can afford. They don't just so they can pack as many customers on that server as possible.

Not saying this is all bad, but we choose to use a different strategy.

We use E3-1275v3's for outlet shared hosting servers and limit each to 200 customers max.

This way, if we have a hardware failure on a server, it effects < 200 customers, rather then 1,000!
 

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I agree, hosting more than 200-500 customer per server is not a good idea.
Sure a server can cope with 1000 accounts and still be within acceptable load but it's a problem waiting to happen.
 

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It really depends on the server specs here, but for the performance sake hosting over 10.000 websites on a single server can be a bit too much and can potentially push to slowing the server performance.

But on average try keeping less than 500 website per server if you can.
 

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The no: of websites that can be hosted on the server depends on the specification of the server and how the providers want to the keep the limits. If one is concerned about the web hosting plan, then the no: of domains that can be hosted depends on the package of the web hosting plan.
 

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.....how do I calculate how many sites in a shared server? hence I can avoid overselling from shared hosting companies?
There is nothing wrong with overselling. Its a major factor in lowering the price of hosting. I think you are confusing overselling with overloading. A server will perform the same whether or not X sites are on there via overselling hosting plans or not. Overloading is having too many sites on a server, whether or not they got there via overselling
 
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