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Harish Dhivare
Harish Dhivare

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If your website is on a shared server, and regularly uses more resources than what your host considers acceptable, then you may want to consider discuss upgrading your hosting package. VPS web hosting is typically the next step up when websites outgrow shared hosting.

Prerequisite – Types of Web Hosting

Web hosting is the main service required to get/post our information from a web server using a web browser. This serves as an address to retrieve the data located at this place form a large data-server. There are several options of web hosting, let us discuss the primarily used options when you get onto Web.

Let’s understand first, what is VPS Hosting & Shared Hosting,

In this type of web hosting, a virtual server will be installed into our computer that can serve multiple websites/blogs. So, every individual website will have its own dedicated server. If you want better SEO, VPS hosting is a huge step up from shared hosting. It’s very easy to scale VPS hosting as your business grows.

Let us see some pros and cons of using VPS hosting.

Pros :

  • Better performance of the server.
  • Scalable and flexible configuration of a server.
  • Instant resolution of server related issues.
  • A higher level of security.
  • Extensive support.
  • All basic feature configuration.

Cons :

  • It is expensive compared to shared hosting.
  • More time and technical knowledge required to manage.

Shared hosting is used to allocate web resources with a group of people. In this hosting web server is distributed with other websites and the resources such as memory options, CPU, and other hosting plugins are provided in sharing basis. These types of hosting are good to start with a low load of websites.

Let us see some pros and cons of using shared hosting.

Pros :

  • Technical knowledge is not required.
  • Easy to set up, use, and manage as the basic configuration is already done.
  • It is cheap when compared to VPS hosting.
  • Available in different storage types like HDD and SSD’s, etc.,(Learn more about SSD vs HDD)
  • Available with different Operating Systems like Windows and LINUX.
  • Flexibility to choose more than one e-mail, database, and FTP.

Cons :

  • Every resource is shared among multiple users.
  • Bandwidth is less for shared hosting.
  • Flexibility is less in shared hosting.
  • Full control over the server is not possible.

What is the difference between VPS Hosting and Shared Hosting;

With a VPS, you receive all the power of dedicated hosting with the ability to have your own set of services and customizable disk space. With shared hosting, you have limited administrative access and can't customize software configurations, while with a VPS you can perform any actions from your control panel and don't need to contact technical support with every single request.

1. Performance
VPS Hosting : Unlike the shared hosting, it gives you great flexibility to configure our server as per our requirement. Means, we can scale our server configurations for the smoother performance of our websites/blogs and the performance of web hosting completely depends on two things; one is server(machine) configuration and the size of the website/blog.

As we have seen above, we have the flexibility to configure and to scale the machine’s configuration. So, finally, I could say VPS hosting offering us good performance when compared to shared hosting.

Shared Hosting : Let us think about it from our end. Performance is the thing that is related to traffic. Means, if our blog/site is having less traffic then YES, obviously you can go for shared hosting.

Here, I mentioned one point that is: if the traffic is less, we go for it, right? So here we can see some limitations for shared hosting but there is a chance of improving the performance of shared hosting by using SSD’s, CDN’s, and Caching.

2.Server Administration Performance
VPS Hosting : Coming to this hosting, the managing and maintenance of multiple websites require some dedicated resource for Server maintenance. And at the same time, customizing and configuring the applications and softwares can also be achieved which can increase the performance and security.

Shared Hosting : One of the great advantages of Shared hosting that I observed is to have the basic server administration. So, you no need to have a dedicated system administrator for it, no need for additional budget and no need of spending extra time for Server Administration.

3. Scalability
Just now we had one point above saying we can scale up the server’s configuration, right? But we can’t scale it for every hosting. Let us discuss it in detail.

VPS Hosting : We know that we can scale up the performance by making necessary configuration settings. In VPS hosting 100% chance is there to scale up the configuration of the server. Means we can make our server strong enough to run the site/blog smoothly. And as our site grows, we can scale up(increase) bandwidth, storage, and capacity as per our requirement.

Shared hosting: In one line to say, Shared Hosting is not scalable. As it is not scalable and is shared among multiple sites, we see some downtime which is the most irritating thing in running a website/blog.

4. Security
If we write something or post something on the internet obvious thing what we check for is security. We start to think whether my content/post would be secured or not. So, let us have a look into that.

VPS Hosting : In VPS hosting, there is a 100% guarantee for our blog’s security and moreover, security-related issues can be resolved instantly which is the best thing in VPS hosting. So, security-wise VPS hosting is the best one for the safe and secure running of a blog/site.

Shared Hosting : As we know, in shared hosting one single server is shared by multiple sites, right? but we don’t even know who they are and what they are keeping in their sites/blogs. So, the content on the other sites may spoil your blog’s/website’s reputation. It doesn’t mean that shared hosting is not secured; it is secured but not 100%.

VPS Hosting : It is costly when compared to shared hosting as it is providing dedicated bandwidth, RAM, IP addresses for making the websites/blogs powerful. while the basic VPS server’s cost would be $39 per month.

Shared Hosting : Cost of shared hosting is less compared to VPS hosting as it is providing shared storage, bandwidth, RAM and IP address. The basic Indsoft Shared hosting account costs $49.88 per year.

Who Needs VPS Hosting?
When you start a website, for business or personal reasons, you will get to choose the type of hosting you prefer. If you plan to make money from your website, you desire better SEO, and/or you want a more secure type of hosting, virtual private server (VPS) hosting is a good choice.

It’s steps above shared hosting without the high cost of a dedicated server. Most businesses with the ability to afford VPS hosting will be better off compared to choosing shared hosting. Also Dedicated hosting is different from Shared hosting, you can click here to know more about it.

Finally, let us have only one question: Why we should go for VPS hosting over shared hosting?

We will get great performance, great scalability and a higher level of security with VPS hosting whereas shared performance, shared storage and security are being provided on Shared hosting.

Blogging and running a website is for the long run only, right? Then definitely we should go for VPS hosting as it helps to grow up the online business.

And in the current market, I personally recommend you INDSOFT SYSTEMS for VPS And Hosting etc,. So, choosing and using VPS hosting is always a good decision.

You can select various VPS plans at Indsoft and host it.

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