Mostly shared hosting plan comes with C panel, Plesk and H-Sphere and if the company is bigger then they always offer own developed control panel to their customers. But C Panel is one of the best control panels where customer can check the performance of the website like organic traffic or referral traffic for their websites.
If a customer will purchase shared web hosting then only host provider would be responsible for all updates and security issues, installing server software and keep back ups for the websites in a proper place. Technical support and updating of the website plans all are maintained by the hosting company.
Shared hosting comes with two different ways first is name based hosting and second is IP based hosting where mostly are with Linux hosting servers but not more than windows web server. Some servers allow mix hosting services where Linux and windows hosting both are possible.
What types of shared hosting plans you are going for it depends on your needs and requirements of your website. Which hosting plan would be suitable and fit for your business? This would be defining by the specification of the website and then you can choose the hosting plans for your website. If you are really seeking quality level shared hosting services then you have to check about the companies client feed backs, support services and security issues only then you can decide your web host provider.
Web hosting plans rates will vary for the different hosting requirements and specification. If the customer requirements are normal or for personnel then simple plan would be fine other wise high configures web hosting plan would be require for the business website because there would be huge traffic so the band width must be unlimited and web space should be also sufficient as per the website requirements.
Shared web hosting is the best option for the small level business where bandwidth, web space and support will be fine there is no huge traffic and server load is not be there. Mostly companies are offering shared web hosting with unlimited band width, unlimited web space and 24/7 technical support services but in small level this is not required.