There is only a few hosting company that offering load-balancing technology to shared hosting plan. Usually this technology is adapt to dedicated server or collocation hosting where, customer paid higher hosting fees, and so can enjoy the good and quality load balanced hosting network. However, this technology had been adopt by Powweb, and is now available at their $5.77 shared hosting plan.
Why load-balancing hosting helps?
Fact is that heavy traffic to your hosting server can ruin the server performance dramatically. When this single point or path is down or failed, then your website is totally inaccessible. Powweb is now load balancing their server, and now have multiple path to the destination. Powweb is distributing the load of a single web site across multiple physical servers. If one server goes down, there is no noticeable effect on end users and no downtime. Thus, this reduces the downtime problem.