If you’re about to launch a personal or business website, then lightning-fast hosting is a must. If a dedicated server is not affordable for you, then you can choose between a shared one and VPS.
In this post, I’d love to define each type of hosting, review its advantages, and decide which one is better to choose for launching your debut website.
Shared hosting means that you host your website on a physical server together with some other websites also hosted on the same server. In other words, you share the server with other sites within the same space.
Let’s see what you get:
Bandwidth means the volume of traffic and data your website is able to process. Sometimes the bandwidth of shared hosting is not enough. However, if you choose a reliable provider, then you get the scalable bandwidth which is going to allow you to accommodate as much traffic as you need.
Let’s enumerate the pros of shared hosting:
What are the cons of shared hosting?
VPS is a virtual private server (a virtual machine) provided by a web hosting company. Modern providers mostly offer the SSD-powered VPS or VPS cloud hosting types.
What you get:
What’s the difference between managed and unmanaged VPS hosting? Well, as the names suggest, their definitions are obvious.
If you select managed VPS, then you don’t need to worry about your server management. The provider completely maintains your server and it is fully responsible for updating the core, making automatic backups, installing software as well as ensuring your website security.
If you prefer unmanaged VPS hosting you have to take care of all the server responsibilities and maintenance tasks. Your hosting provider just takes care of the server itself and its availability.
Let’s see the advantages of VPS hosting for any commercial, personal, or non-profit web-pages.
With a private virtual machine you obtain:
See the comparison table below:
A great disadvantage of a managed VPS is that it is much more expensive than the unmanaged virtual server or shared hosting. However, as your website’s backend is fully maintained by a provider, there’s no need to hire a technical administrator and pay them a salary. As a result, you save your spendings.
If you prefer the unmanaged VPS, you will have to be responsible for all server maintenance including the security, by yourself, and this is a pretty tough task if you haven’t got the specific technical experience.
If you need an isolated server to modify it based on your unique expectations, then fully managed hosting solutions have you covered. From the other side, if you need hosting for a small project or you are a beginner with a reduced budget and want to save your costs, then you can start from a shared hosting or an unmanaged VPS.
Anyway, it’s up to you.
And I hope this small comparison post was helpful for you.
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