Shared Hosting vs. Dedicated Hosting: What’s Your Best Option?
When it comes to web hosting there are so many options available. It becomes a little confusing for a beginner. Although even I'm not an expert on this topic, still I would like to share some points.Shared Hosting vs. Dedicated Hosting: What’s Your Best Option?
exactlyfor a small & start-up website shared hosting is best but for a medium & large business dedicated server should be preferred.
Really good pros and cons, nice share.When it comes to web hosting there are so many options available. It becomes a little confusing for a beginner. Although even I'm not an expert on this topic, still I would like to share some points.
What is Shared Hosting?
A hosting technique that allows multiple websites uses a single server is called shared hosting. In a shared hosting service, the site owners do not have an idea with whom they are sharing the server resources with.
What is Dedicated Hosting?
A hosting technique that hosts a site on a single server is known as dedicated hosting. The resource is dedicated to that single website thus cutting the major competition due to shared resources.
Pros Of Shared Hosting:
Cons Of Shared Hosting
- Low costs, good for beginners or low budget site owners.
- No hassle of technical maintenance.
- Great place to start from.
Pros Of Dedicated Hosting
- Load time is greatly sacrificed.
- Due to slow loading speed, the performance of site speed is greatly tarnished.
- Has high security risks.
Cons Of Dedicated Hosting
- Complete availability of the server resources.
- Gives the flexibility of customization and optimization.
- Higher levels of security.
So it is very clear if you have just started with your online business or you are falling short on budget go for shared hosting, but if you don't want to compromise your site performance and ready to deal with manual server maintenance, I'll say definitely go for dedicated hosting.
- Very high costs.
- Requires technical skills for maintenance-related work.
- Hassle of manual maintenance.
But if you are still confused, don't worry there is a middle way out to this and that VPS hosting. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and is a virtualized server, used for mimicking a dedicated server. It uses the same technology which is used behind OS Virtualization like VMware or Virtual Box. In a VPS environment while you own a single server but can run several virtual servers on that single server.