Shared Hosting vs VPS

Shared Hosting vs VPS

With all the different types of hosting available, how do you go about choosing the correct solution for you business? Do you start with shared hosting, a VPS, or a Dedicated server? This article we will guide you through the basics of a Shared Hosting vs VPS hosting plans, and help you find one that can scale with you.

The difference between Shared Hosting vs VPS.
The difference between Shared Hosting vs VPS.

The Apartment Complex of Hosting

Major Hosting companies like to compare, or say that their Shared Hosting is very similar to living in an Apartment Complex. All tenants are in the same complex and must share the available resources with each other. In shared hosting, all available resources are shared by the other accounts on the server. Resources like CPU time, memory, and disk space.

Upgrading to a Condo

VPS Hosting is similar to owning a Condo. The difference between the two lies primarily within the ownership structure. While you still share things on the property, A condo complex has units that can be purchased and owned individually. For the most part, you’re responsible for the repairs inside the condo. To allow for more power and flexibility, a Virtual Private Server has specific allotted resources. The one thing to keep in mind is that portions of CPU time and memory are always dedicated to each account. This is where the power and flexibility differs from being on a shared account. 

Shared Hosting vs VPS

Now that you know a little bit more about Shared Hosting vs VPS, which is right for you? Typically, the introductory VPS solutions are not as powerful as some of the share servers. VPS is a great product if you need root access and a testing environment. Also, keep in mind that some VPS offerings do not come with a cPanel license. For the most part, most share hosting packages come with cPanel.

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