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Shared vs VPS vs Dedicated Hosting

The three main types of hosting available to you are the following: Shared, VPS, and Dedicated Server Hosting. It can be confusing which ones to use and which ones are better suit for you and your business.

Here are the basics and differences between these hosting services. Let us compare them to housing comparison.

Shared Hosting VPS Hosting Dedicated Hosting
Renting a room Renting a unit Renting a house

Shared hosting is like renting a room in a house. You will have the room to your own, along with other roommates in the house. You are likely to share the main facilities with the other roommates, such as the kitchen, bathroom, and living room.

VPS hosting is like renting a unit/apartment or a building. You will have all control and freedom over your apartment without having to share facilities like your kitchen, bathroom, and living room with other people. However, you are still sharing certain facilities with other people in the building such as electricity and water systems. Also, within this building there are significantly lesser residents per building; each resident will have greater space.

Dedicated Server is like renting a house. You are entitled to all resources available within the house; no one else will be competing for the resources that you own.

Types of Hosting

Shared Hosting

Shared Hosting also known as Basic Web Hosting is a hosting service where clients like you share a server. The managing of the servers is administered by Vodien, along with all other technical tasks. Server sources will be shared with other users on the same server space. These sources are the processor, memory, storage, bandwidth, software, and many more.

With Shared Servers, the common control panel are cPanel, Plesk, allowing you or your developers manage your website.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Affordable Limited resources
24/7 Support Lesser customisability
Technical maintenance is handled by Vodien Limited install of server modules or software
User-friend cPanel Limited Mail/Recipients per hour
Saves time and effort Limited number of email users per account

VPS Hosting

Virtual Private Server or VPS Hosting are created on a single server and allows greater control compared to Shared Hosting. Vodien has numerous VPS in each server and can provide access to clients like you when you purchase it.

VPS is also considered as a dedicated server with limited resources. Root access is provided so that you or your developer can install your preferred operating system, software, and perform root level tasks. It can be more expensive than the Shared Hosting accounts, but it allows you more room to move and function.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Privacy More expensive than Shared Hosting
High level of control Resources allocated is still controlled by Vodien
Dedicated resources
Ability to customise
Less expensive than having full dedicated server
No limit on outgoing emails
Root access enabled
24/7 Support

Dedicated Server Hosting

Dedicated Hosting is a service where you can rent the entire physical server and has full control over it. You can choose the type of operating system and software to be installed on the server and choose required hardware addons suited to your needs. As a sole user, you will enjoy high performance, stability, security, and control.

Vodien has two options for you when it comes to Dedicated Servers, they are Managed and Unmanaged with addons available to boost your server’s performance, functionality, and security. If you go with Managed Servers you will be able to enjoy Vodien’s technical expertise; allow us to manage your hardware, server and support you to our best abilities as quickly as possible.

Pros & Cons

Pros Cons
Exclusivity It will cost you more than Shared and VPS Hosting
Control over every aspect of your server
Ability to add hardware or install other software
Root access enabled
High performance and stability
24/7 Support
No limit on outgoing emails

What Should You Choose

Shared Hosting is perfect for start-ups to small businesses or for personal websites looking for online presence. It is perfect for little to no technical knowledge.

VPS Hosting is perfect for you if you have little IT knowledge, if you require greater resources than Shared Hosting offers. And if your business has high traffic but has not enough technical abilities to manage your own website on a server level.

Dedicated server is perfect for you if you have great technical knowledge and can handle aspects of hosting your website. Large companies or institutions that have huge data and require full control over the server.

Overall, the hosting plan for you will greatly depend on your budget, followed by your server, and website requirements. The level of control required for your servers will set your decision between Shared or VPS/Dedicated Hosting.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Singapore or Australia Support Team if you have more queries.

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Updated on January 14, 2021

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