Shared Hosting & VPS – VIVA GLAM MAGAZINE™

When we talk about hosting services, there are various offers. For those new to the hosting world, it can be difficult to choose between the options. The options are as follows: Shared Hosting, VPS Hosting, Cloud Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Managed Hosting, WordPress Hosting, and Reseller Hosting.

It can be difficult to make the right decision when you don’t know the pros and cons of each of the above options.

Understanding them is very important for beginners, and it is worth taking a moment to study them. In this article, we will compare shared hosting and VPS hosting.

shared hosting

Shared hosting is great for people who are less tech-savvy or just getting started with websites. No experience is required as it is easy to manage and use.

Shared hosting is when multiple users share the same server and its resources. These resources include drive space, speed, computing power, RAM, and other resources available to them.

If one of the so-called “neighborhood” sites had a sudden and dramatic increase in traffic, this hosting solution would become troublesome, since it would use almost all of the shared resources. This can cause usability issues such as increased downtime and website performance issues.

Shared Hosting – Scalability and Security

Scalability—— Since shared hosting is a shared environment, customization is limited. Once you choose a package, it is difficult to expand it later. For example, if an application or website is running slowly, you won’t have many options for improving performance because the resources on that single server are shared. Keep in mind that shared hosting is mostly suitable for beginners and small businesses as they require fewer resources.

Safety – While shared hosting is known for its shared resources, some things, such as sensitive information, are not. Each user has his or her own space within the server and its own special account with permissions that allow him or her to operate only within specified directories. Users cannot see each other’s directories. In some cases, shared hosting providers provide additional security measures to protect users from cybersecurity breaches.

virtual private server

A VPS is a private virtual server that requires more commitment and technical knowledge than shared hosting. Technical knowledge is required as you have root access and you are responsible for the configuration.

In this case, website setup and server configuration is not as fast as shared hosting. You need to set up a web server (such as Apache or Nginx) that directs browser requests to the appropriate directory on the server. To do this, you need to configure your domain and SSL certificate, which is basically self-configuring in the case of shared hosting.

In terms of resources, you own your resources and they are not shared with any other users on the same physical server.

VPS – Scalability and Security

Scalability—— In cases of increased traffic, increased server load, or applications requiring more resources, you can allocate more RAM to the server. This means that if the server itself doesn’t have enough memory, you can change plans, pay extra and buy additional resources, called add-ons. They will be added automatically and available to you immediately, which will help with performance issues.

Safety – When it comes to security, it can be a lot better than shared hosting. At the end of the day, a server is only as secure as its owner. This is why setting up and maintaining a VPS requires technical knowledge. Remember, you can even hire outsiders to handle security, but they’re usually very expensive.

in conclusion

When choosing between shared hosting and a VPS, keep in mind that each has pros and cons. Shared hosting is the cheaper option and better suited for small businesses or start-ups. On the other hand, VPS can be expensive and requires technical knowledge.

You need to figure out if your website is suitable for shared hosting, or if you need a VPS to function properly.

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