Is VPS hosting better than shared hosting?

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asked Aug 15, 2023 in Web Hosting by michaelkk (1,240 points)
Is VPS hosting better than shared hosting?

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answered Oct 8, 2023 by Aporkchop (7,660 points)
VPS hosting is better than shared hosting in that VPS hosting is dedicated to your website only and your website is isolated from other websites.

You still do shared the VPS server with others but your account and website are isolated and you have root access and dedicated resources which you can easily scale up or down.

VPS is more secure than shared hosting when you secure the server properly.

However without proper securing of the server then the VPS hosting can become less secure than shared hosting as shared hosting servers are always hardened and secured by the web host company.

With VPS your website is isolated from other websites which makes it also more secure than shared hosting as long as the VPS server is secured and hardened properly.

Shared hosting is better for smaller websites and for those who are not familiar with running a VPS or dedicated hosting server.

Shared hosting is also cheaper and the hosting company takes care of anything on the server such as securing it and patching it and other things it needs.

Shared hosting is also cheaper than VPS or dedicated hosting but you are responsible to secure and fix any issues with the server.

A dedicated server is better than VPS as you are the only account and website on the dedicated server.

With a dedicated server the server is dedicated to only you and your website so no other websites can affect your website.

With VPS you do have dedicated resources and are isolated from other websites but you still share the same server with other websites and users.

From my own experience VPS hosting is as much as 80 percent faster than shared hosting as you have dedicated resources and ram to host the website.

Shared hosting is shared with other websites which can slow down your website but VPS hosting is much faster.

The difference between shared, dedicated and VPS hosting is that shared hosting is where you share the server and resources with thousands of other websites and customers, with VPS hosting you still share the server with many other customers but with less customers and also you have dedicated resources such as the CPU and Ram which isolates your website from other websites.

With dedicated hosting your website and account is the only one on the server and all server resources are dedicated to you and your website.

VPS hosting is sometimes cheaper than cloud hosting although in some cases you can find cloud hosting plans just as cheap and sometimes cheaper than VPS.

Cloud hosting is somewhat faster than VPS as cloud hosting spreads your website out over several servers and VPS hosting just has your website on one server.

Cloud Hosting also provides better uptime as your website is not on a single server and if one server goes down then your website will still be available on the other servers.

The company that offers the best VPS hosting is VPSDime.com

I use VPSDime and find them the best VPS hosting provider there is.

The amount of daily visitors that a VPS can handle depends on the ram and your website.

For a VPS with 1 GB of ram the VPS should be able to handle 10,000 to 20,000 visitors and for a VPS with 2 to 6 GB of ram they can usually handle 30,000 to 50,000 and sometimes more visitors.

You should choose VPS hosting over shared hosting as VPS hosting gives you dedicated resources and you can scale up the RAM and disk space and also have root access to the server.

If you plan to get your website to have a lot of traffic then VPS hosting is the way to go.

You really do need VPS hosting once your website starts growing and getting lots of website traffic.

Small websites with less than 10,000 visitors per day can usually be hosted just fine on shared hosting but when your website starts getting near 10,000 visitors per day or over 5,000 visitors per day then you should move to VPS hosting or cloud hosting.

A website needs VPS hosting when the website begins growing and getting more traffic and needs resource scalability.

If your website is getting more than 5,000 daily visitors then it's a good time to start moving to VPS hosting so that your website can work properly and be accessible to the visitors.

When your website is getting millions of visitors per month then you certainly need VPS hosting or cloud hosting.

The difference between shared and VPS hosting is that with shared hosting you are sharing the resources and server itself with thousands of other websites and customers.

With VPS hosting you are still sharing the same server but you also have dedicated resources and also have root access to the server.

So you're basically isolated from other hosting accounts on the VPS server and other websites from other accounts won't bring your website down.

Shared hosting is so cheap because you are sharing the same web server with thousands of other customers and websites.

The hosting company can charge less for the shared hosting and still make a profit as they can put thousands of customers on the same web server.

For example if the shared hosting has 1,000 customers and the hosting company profits $1.00 each off of the customer then they make $1,000.00 per month off that amount of customers although they tend to make around $2,000.00 to $3,000.00 per month off each web server when they pack many more customers on the same web server.

Dedicated hosting is more expensive as you are the only customer on that web server so they have to charge more.

The average cost of shared hosting is around $5.00 to $10.00 per month although some shared hosting can cost more depending on who you purchase your shared hosting account with.

Shared hosting or shared web hosting is a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server connected to the Internet.

The overall cost of server maintenance is spread over many customers.

Shared hosting is perfectly fine for most smaller websites and websites just starting out and then eventually as your website grows and you get more website traffic then you may need to step up and move to VPS hosting, Cloud Hosting or even dedicated hosting.

Despite the number of hosting options available, shared hosting is the go-to option for most websites, particularly entry-level hosting.

In addition to sharing server space, your website shares common server resources such as RAM and CPU with many other customers.

With shared hosting a single server's maintenance costs can be distributed amongst its many users, driving down individual costs to customers.

You also have the option to pay more to upgrade to hosting services that allow more traffic, and greater resources.

Despite its affordability and accessibility, shared hosting service also has a few drawbacks, such as: Limited resources.

Sharing resources with other websites means limited storage space, bandwidth, and CPU power.

A sudden spike in traffic from neighboring sites can negatively impact your website's performance.

Some good shared hosting companies are Hawkhost, BlueHost, Hostinger and Hostgator.

A good VPS hosting company is VPSdime which is what I used to host my website.

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