Originally Published on RedSwitches.com on June 29, 2016 By Redswitches
Trying to wrap your head around all of the different hosting alternatives and a little frustrated? It seems like for someone just getting started with hosting a blog and a personal site a shared host is obviously the easiest and cheapest option. But it seems that if you get too much traffic they’ll boot you. But without hiring a sysadmin or highly expensive managed VPS is there a way to have a simple, reasonably affordable, fixed resource host?
As a related question, most shared hosts tend to give you “unlimited” bandwidth, storage, etc but limit your “resource” usage (CPU?, Memory? Concurrent Connections?). Are there any shared hosts out there that tell you exactly how much you’re using and what your limits are? And plenty of other questions.
Here are 5 Difference between Shared Hosting, Dedicated Hosting and Virtual Private server :
SHARED HOSTING :
1. Shared Hosting Indicates that one physical server and the assigned resources located on that server are shared between several users. Actually, on the shared hosting software each individual has their own control on specific solutions like disk space, monthly traffic, email accounts, FTP accounts, sources etc.
2. Shared hosting is very cheap. They impose the price of the one server nevertheless you might have exactly the same price for the shared web-hosting.
3. Extremely professional and skilled specialist control the shared web host and provide you benefit. You’ll be able to concentrate on the website and on web business.
4. Website is managed by webmaster with the control panel methods. cPanel is very powerful tool and you are able to modify your internet site with this specific tool. cPanel helps you to add files, images and examine the data of one’s site.
5. The main issue for website hosting is the room and bandwidth supplied by the servers. This bandwidth helps you to manage your business efficiently. Shared web hosting gives adequate space and bandwidth to you. You can increase several resources to site.
Dedicated Server Hosting :
1. More power reliability. A dedicated server is prefered because that host is all yours and there is no sharing of resources. If you want to do virtualization you need a dedicated server.
2. You can have different specs, you can have physically diverse location, you can have a hardware load balancer or a DNS load balancer, you can have control panel such as cPanel/WHM, DirectAdmin etc.
3. Higher barrier to entry pricewise, but usually less expensive when comparing hardware to cost ratio as your site grows larger.
4. Scalability isn’t as quick or easy as the cloud, and hardware failure will usually bring your site down. Hardware is customizable, performance these days is usually bottlenecked by read/write speeds.
5. 15kSAS or SSD drives on a dedicated server will usually offer better performance than the read/write speeds of a cloud filled with thousands of users.
1. VPSs can save you money if you know exactly the amount of resources you are going to use.
2. If you have services that are not resource hogs, VPSs are the way to go if cutting costs is a motive… I guess this gets more into the sys admin side of things, and it seems like your experience is a little more limited there.
3. The other cool thing about VPSs is if you buy what you think you need and it’s not enough you can upgrade to the next teir pretty easily.
4. When you are sliding the pricing to compare what equal monthly cost is for each product, you have to realize that on a VPS you’d have the lion’s share of resources allocated for that particular host or (in this case) the server is high end, thus the cost.
5. As far as administration/maintenance, they make the VPS a little more user friendly to deal with, but not too much more work.