What is the difference between dedicated and shared hosting? The very basic and obviously difference is the hosting space then the price. Cheaper price with limited space, expensive price with big space. Let's look at them one by one.

Benefits and Risk of Shared Hosting

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1. Cost

Shared hosting is the cheapest service for a single website owner. To get a shared hosting for a single website is not expensive as 15 years ago, within $4 bucks is a very popular price currently.

You even can find a free hosting at SiteRubix where you can set up 2 WordPress websites for free. If you were a newbie, that is a very good place to go, you don't need to spent a penny to learn from the beginning. 

2. Required Technical Skills

You are NOT required much technical skills, the shared hosting provider manage the maintenance and security for you 24/7.

3. Security:

The hosting provider installs firewalls and server security applications and programs.

4. Bandwidth or Disk Space:

It's limited amount of disk space and bandwidth because there are others sharing the server. All websites are in the same location and must share the available resources with everyone. You must share the available resources with all the other accounts on the server. 

5. Blacklisting Of Website

Honestly, there is more of a risk of being blacklisted by search engines. Because
there may be someone who share the sever with you engaging in such practices as spamming, and it may get the entire IP address blacklisted.

6. Server Performance and Response Time

Because you are sharing the same resources with others, the bandwidth which could lead to slow response time and slow loading time due to a lot of traffic can be generated which could drain resources. 

Dedicated Hosting

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A dedicated hosting means that it is your own server and only your websites are hosted on it. Before you choose a dedicated hosting, you should know:

1. Cost:

Because a dedicated server is dedicated solely to one user, it cost more.

2. Required Technical Skills

You should have webmaster skills to set up, administer, and manage the server. You can add your preferred programs, applications, and scripts. 

3. Security

Securing a dedicated server will be your responsibility. Because you are the only one on the server, there are less chances of acquiring viruses, malware and spyware, you will be able to control the security programs you install.

4. Bandwidth or Disk Space

The bandwidth and disk space are dedicated to you only so there is no sharing and no limitations on the amount of space available space.

5. Server Performance and Response Time

Only your own sites in the server and you are not sharing resources with anyone. Your sites will be very fast.

6. Blacklisting Of Website

That is your own server, you will not get blacklisted unless you engage in unethical internet practices.

Do I have know all above skills for a dedicated server hosting?

Not really. You don't have to have all the skills to get a dedicated server hosting, LiangBrown offers to manage all the technical works for you. That's a dedicated server hosting Company in Canada.

VPS hosting

VPS is a virtual private server, one of the hosting service, it's priced much lower than an dedicated server. It's functionally equivalent to a dedicated physical server and being software-defined, are able to be much more easily created and configured. 

It is much more easier to control, most of the hosting company will have control panel to let you install whatever you need.

It is on the workload of other instances on the same hardware node, because it shares the underlying physical hardware with other VPSs.

For example Namecheap, you can just  buy a domain name and then hosting there. I've been bought domain names from Namecheap for years, I like their 24/7 customer service, they helped me very quickly and effectively. 

No matter which type of server hosting you choose, it is important to make an informed decision . 

2 thoughts on “Cost and space of dedicated,shared and VPS hosting

  1. Thanks! A very clear and easy to understand comparison of the different types of hosting. I think most businesses would start out with shared hosting and then upgrade as they need more features. Your explanation helps to understand why and when I may need to upgrade.

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