What are the limits and restrictions of shared web hosting?

Shared hosting plans are subject to account and server limitations. The following chart details the specific allowances, restrictions and limitation of our Starter, Business and Business Pro shared hosting plans.

Technical Limits:
Plans Starter Business Business Pro
Entry points 10 20 40
CPU cores 1 core 2cores 4 cores
MySQL Usage 1 core MySQL 2 cores MySQL 4 cores MySQL
Memory per process 1024 MB 1024 MB 1024MB
I/O Usage 1024.0 KB/s 1024.0 KB/s 1024.0 KB/s
Inodes 150000 300000 inodes 450000 inodes
Minimum Cron Job Interval 30 minutes 30 minutes 30 minutes
Database size 500 MB 1000 MB 2000 MB
Table size 250 MB 500 MB 1000 MB
Individual mailbox storage 500 MB 500 MB 1000 MB
Overall mailbox storage 5000 MB 5000 MB 10000 MB
Email sends per hour 250 250 250
Email attachment size 10 MB 10 MB 10 MB
IMAP connections 5 5 5

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Entry points:

Entry points are the number of processes used to serve actual website content.

CPU cores:

A CPU (Central Processing Unit) core is a part of the main CPU chip. In today’s world, CPU chips have multiple cores. These cores allow them to process multiple requests at a time.

MySQL usage:

MySQL is an open source Relational Database Management System (RDBMS) that uses Structured Query Language (SQL). SQL is the most popular language for adding, accessing and managing content in a database.


In a Unix-style file system, the inode is a data structure used to represent a filesystem object, which can be one of the various types including a file or a directory. Each inode stores the attributes and disk block location(s) of the filesystem object’s data.

Cron job:

The software utility Cron is a time-based job scheduler in Unix-like computer operating systems. People who set up and maintain software environments use cron to schedule jobs (commands or shell scripts) to run periodically at fixed times, dates, or intervals.

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