We do get this question asked frequently by the customers that which hosting is best for our website? Is it shared hosting or VPS hosting? Hence we decided to write this article to educate our audience and support businesses to understand the overview of Shared and VPS hosting along with the benefits and factors to be considered while choosing hosting services for your business.
Whenever you get a new startup plan or want to boost your business, you’ll end up with developing a new website. But first, you will need a domain which will allow people to find you on the internet. And secondly, there should be a hosting to process and store the files to load your actual website.
But as there are many types of hosting available, therefore it is very important to choose the right hosting for your website. To choose between shared and VPS hosting, let us first understand their primary difference between these two hosting.
What is shared hosting?
Shared hosting is one type of web hosting service where multiple websites are hosted on one physical server and all the resources available under that physical server is been utilized between all the users. Hence it is been the cheapest and most economical hosting as the cost of the server are split among all the users.
This type of hosting is recommended for a small website or blog that doesn’t require advanced configuration or high bandwidth. And since shared hosting is not suitable for the website with high traffic or high volume, should go for VPS hosting.
Advantages of Shared Hosting
- Shared hosting plan comes much cheaper compare to VPS hosting, which helps small businesses or personal blogging can easily afford it.
- In shared hosting services you don’t need to look after the maintenance or administration of the server as it is completely taken care by the hosting company.
- Also it is considered that in shared hosting you will get the fastest resolution compared to VPS or dedicated server. As the server is used by the multiple users, hence it is the priority to solve the issue by the hosting company in a very minimum timeline.
- The most significant benefits of web hosting is the efficient use of server space, bandwidth, and other server resources.
Disadvantages of Shared hosting?
- The major issue regarding the shared hosting is the Performance issue. As the components are not evenly distributed between the users, so based on the number of website in the server, the performance will get reduced.
- You will get limited access to the server like you can only have access to your own area and won’t be able to customize server as per your need.
- Security is the important factor in web hosting but in shared hosting, it is very less. It will be easy for hackers to hack your website anytime.
- When the server is loaded with more number of websites then there will be an increase in high traffic and due to this, the processing speed gets slower hence the system will get crashed and gets collapsed.
What is VPS hosting?
VPS Hosting is known as “Virtual Private Servers” and sometimes it is also called as “Private Cloud” is based on servers which are handmade virtualization mechanism. In VPS Hosting, one physical machine is divided into certain small servers.
These servers have their own separate resources like RAM, CPU, OS and Disk Space just like a dedicated server and can be customized as per the need of the user. VPS hosting is used for the websites with medium level traffic which exceeds the limit of the shared hosting plans.
Advantages of VPS Hosting?
- On shared server between VPS clients no file or data access occurs. They are kept isolated.
- In critical situation one VPS can be rebooted without affecting other VPSs on a shared server.
- The benefit you will get is complete root access to your server in VPS hosting, so you can modify your server environment exactly the way you want. i.e you can install any application as per your requirement.
Disadvantages of VPS hosting?
- An expectation of high-availability in VPS hosting is rare. If a physical server fails, then all VPS on that server fails.
- Utilization of operating system can be used only one on each physical server.
- Secondary negative point of VPS Hosting is that they are not flexible. Storage depends on physical server restriction. Once you reach to the maximum extent in VPS Hosting, either you have to buy more space or look for other options.
- This could take several hours or days to migrate with the downtime process for a new solution.
So before wrapping up this, we can say like it is actually based on the requirement of configuration that will help to choose between VPS Hosting or Shared Hosting. But still, if you are having any further query, you can simply contact us and we would be happy to help you.