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Shared Hosting vs. VPS Hosting

Shared hosting and virtual private server (VPS) are great solution for a business. In both hosting packages are provided a variety of features. But an important question is: What should I choose?

Small and medium-sized websites requiring a straight forward, usually website use a Content Management System (CMS), a simple blog or a forum go for shared hosting packages. Shared hosting doesn't offer a lot of scalability, so it is targeted snaller and medium websites.  If you want a highly configurable system or a reseller hosting platform that is completely exceeded, but VPS is a good choice. Most VPS plans offer the possibility to host unlimited websites and if VPS is managed, you can use control panel like Plesk or cPanel. Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is the most used method of hosting, and is used for customers who have chosen foar a small website or low-cost hosting packages. A lot of hosting companies are now available that offer unlimited hosting plans, meaning that storage and bandwidth are not limited.

Advantages

Disadvantages

Limited resources Economical advantage
Limited customer support Technical maintenance of the server is not required
Website performance may be affected by other website You can demand for extra storage space
You might have problems with scalability All kinds of software are installed
Possibility to face security issues for sharing a common server Good option for smaller and medium websites

VPS Hosting

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting is like living in a simplex or halfplex where you can customize everything to your own tastes. However, you still need to maintain your own software. Much more secure than shared hosting, VPS offers a virtual environment with independent file systems and secure configurations.

Advantages

Disadvantages

You will have a huge space and bandwidth It is usually costly
You can configure anything you wish on the server Requires knowledge for administration
You can upgrade or downgrade your package You must be careful with certain applications
You can have easy scalability  
You can custom firewall configurations  

If you have a simple site is sufficient a shared hosting, if you have complex site, need to choose a VPS.