A database server configuration that allows many user processes to share a small number of server processes, minimizing the number of server processes and maximizing the use of available system resources. See Also: dedicated server
server utilized by multiple distinct persons or entities. A shared server can hosts dozens of web sites each run by different people or companies. Suitable for small to medium sized businesses. You also share the risk of slowdown. If one domain's traffic suddenly spikes, all other domains may also slow down. All resources and software on the server are shared. Antonym : Dedicated server
A shared server is a Web server that shares computer resources with other servers on a single machine. Shared Web servers are a way of providing low-cost Web hosting services. Instead of requiring a separate computer for each server, dozens of shared servers can co-reside on the same computer. This allows a single machine to act as many separate systems. It is also continuously connected to the Internet to allow anyone with a browser (Netscape/IE/AOL) to connect with the server and retrieve its data. See Also: MICRO, MINI, MID, MEGA, or META
More than one host account on one server.
A WWW Server which is hosts more than one website. A shared server is the opposite of a dedicated server.
a dedicated server that has been partitioned for a very limited number of users (approx
a more cost effective solution than a private server and may be enough to get your website off the ground but you are likely to have to migrate to a dedicated server with your hosting company at some point so make sure that they offer this service
a shared environment where many servers reside on each particular machine
An Windows computer dedicated to enabling document sharing
An email server used by more than one company or sender. Shared servers are less expensive to use because the broadcast vendor can spread the cost over more users. However, senders sharing a server risk having emails blocked by major ISPs if one of the other users does something to get the server's IP address blacklisted. See dedicated server.
Shared web servers are a very popular way of providing low-cost web hosting services. Instead of requiring a separate computer for each site, dozens of sites can co-reside on the same computer. In most cases, performance is not affected and each web site behaves as if it is being served by a dedicated server.
A database server that is configured to allow many user processes to share very few server processes, so the number of users that can be supported is increased. With shared server configuration, many user processes connect to a dispatcher. The dispatcher directs multiple incoming network session requests to a common queue. An idle shared server process from a shared pool of server processes picks up a request from the queue. This means that a small pool of server processes can serve a large number of clients. Contrast with dedicated server.
A computer rented out to several individuals. Typically a shared server will divide its available hard disk space for sale as separate user accounts. Shared Web Servers have the capability of serving many unrelated web pages at once. Usually shared servers space is inexpensive and appropriate for low to medium trafficked websites.
A Web server that hosts the sites for multiple companies; commonly used for low-cost Web hosting since each site doesn't require a separate computer. Also called virtual server. Compare to dedicated server.
Shared Server is an Oracle background process that executes user requests. Users put requests for work on a common request queue. The Oracle Dispatcher then assigns these requests to free shared server processes. Also, see MTS and Dedicated Server.