VPS vs Shared Hosting: The Difference-Which one is better for you?

Posted on 10 June 2012 by Tauseef Alam

Depending on a website traffic and technical requirement, there are many website hosting packages available in the market. Websites with a little traffic can be run fine on a shared hosting server but website with a huge traffic per day requires a dedicated server, but there are many websites which can’t be run fine on a shared hosting server but doesn’t require a dedicated server or sometimes it’s not affordable for the person to directly move from a shared hosting to a dedicated server, as there is a huge cost involved to buy a dedicated server. Here the concept of Virtual Private Server or VPS Hosting comes into picture. Let’s see the difference VPS vs Shared Hosting: which is better for you.

VPS vs Shared Hosting

VPS Hosting & Shared hosting DifferanceVirtual Private Server (VPS) is a hosting environment which is in middle of Shared hosting & Dedicated Server Hosting.  A Virtual Private Server can be created by partitioning a physical server into multiple virtual machines using virtualization software like VM Ware or Hyper V. Each virtual machine on the physical server would be fully isolated from each other and could run it’s own operating system with full admin control. In a Virtual Private Server an administrator can perform almost all the operations which otherwise only possible with a dedicated server. A person gets the following advantages when he uses a VPS.

  • He can host unlimited websites on to a VPS.
  • He can customize the server as per his requirement.
  • Security in a VPS is higher than a shared server.
  • Unlike a shared hosting plan a VPS is fully Scalable.
  • Performance of a VPS is much higher compare to a shared hosting.

Shared vs VPS HostingOn the other hand Shared Hosting is a type of website hosting services where there are multiple websites hosted onto a single server usually to reduce the cost for everyone. Each website gets its own partition or directory to keep it separate from other hosting. 99 out of 100 websites on internet could be run on a shared hosting server very few requires a dedicated server based on the technical requirement of the website. Shared hosting is most economical option available in the market, that’s the reason it is so popular. Most of the shared hosting plan comes bundled with a control panel like cpanel or plesk. These control panels provides an ease to manage and develop website.

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