Shared Hosting allows multiple users/websites/accounts to be hosted on a single web server. Dedicated hosting, in its turn, is a single server solely devoted to one user. A Shared server is a good choice for those website owners who don’t have much technical skills to manage and control everything, but wish to build the online presence. With Shared hosting you have limited administrative access and can’t customize software configuration. Still, you have access to a cPanel, with which you can manage files, databases, email accounts, error logs, and some server analytics. A Dedicated server is a good choice for those who have technical background and can manage/configure the server on their own. Root access, provided with a Dedicated server, is a huge benefit if you need to make some server modifications.