So finally, your website is ready to launch, but you need to find a hosting company that can provide you with a server. There are tons of hosting options available in the market designed to serve various types of websites. However, it can be intimidating to choose between so many options. So don't worry, we're here to assist you with the most popular choice in web hosting out there - Shared vs. VPS hosting.
First, we'll discuss its basics, followed by its features, and finally its advantages and disadvantages
What is Shared Hosting?
Shared hosting means sharing a server and its resources(CPU, SSD, and RAM) with other websites. The resources could be bandwidth, storage, or memory.
Think like this, In Shared Hosting you’re renting a room in a large apartment where you have to share places such as the dining, parking, or terrace area.
You have your own personal space, but you're also a member of a bigger community. In this situation, your site will share the same resources as other users on the same shared hosting server, such as CPU, SSD, and RAM.
Shared Hosting is the most affordable option available. However, the downside of this is that if one site gets high traffic, it will affect the performance of each site on the same server and eventually make them slow.
You may enjoy the dining room or parking space while it is not busy, however, you must plan ahead for it until things become congested.
Shared Hosting is a great option for:
Personal Blogs and Portfolio Websites.
Small Businesses and Start-Ups.
Beginners in Web Development.
If you have a Tight Budget.
Easy to Set Up.
Less bandwidth and storage.
Vulnerable to Security Issues.
No root access.
What is VPS Hosting?
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It means sharing a physical server with a dedicated virtual server. Each user will have their own resources, so you won't be impacted by other websites' traffic on the same server.
If we continue with the same example as before, then VPS is like renting a flat in a large building complex. You will get more rooms, more area, more control, with a slightly higher price tag.
In a flat, you can customize it however you like. That’s the benefit of VPS Hosting.
VPS Hosting is a great option for:
If you are expanding your business,
Companies expecting a significant rise in traffic within a few months.
Websites with high traffic that require a lot of bandwidth and security.
Improved performance as compared to shared hosting.
Easy scalability, more space, and bandwidth.
Traffic from other sites does not affect it
More reliable and customizable than shared hosting.
Technical expertise is required.
Shared vs VPS hosting
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Looking for Shared Hosting or VPS Hosting?
We provide both, Shared Hosting as well as VPS Hosting. Mplussoft will help you with whichever option you choose.
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