There are so many types of hosts, that we sometimes have a dilemma about what kind of host to choose.
Should you choose Shared Hosting, VPS, or Dedicated Hosting? In this article we will explain the differences between them, so you can choose between them easier.
Shared Hosting, is similar to living in a flat. Suppose we live in a large apartment and each of us has our own room. But all occupants of the apartment must share the hallway, bathroom, tv, etc. The same thing happens in Shared Hosting. All the resources that exist there such as CPU, RAM, Disk Space etc. are shared with others.
VPS Hosting is similar to owning a home where you are personally responsible for its cleanliness and maintenance. VPS Hosting is also a “big building”. Where each user has their own account and a certain amount of host. And there they can do whatever they want with it.
Dedicated Hosting or Dedicated Host can be likened to a large home. A large home where you have access to any room, hallway, bathroom, swimming pool, garden etc. Dedicated Hosting is also completely under your control.
Most Shared Hosting Users are happy with their choice where they can install various applications (such as WordPress, Joomla etc), and have plenty of email space. If you compare Shared Hosting to shared living in an apartment, the reasons you would want to do this are:
A growing family: If your family grows larger than your apartment can afford, then consider buying a home or a larger apartment. Eg you may need another bedroom or bathroom for your children etc. In Shared Hosting, if your website is popular it will need memory boost, CPU increase, disk space increase etc. This will allow the website to handle the traffic it has.
Changes: If you like the color red and want to paint your wall with that color, you probably won’t get permission from other family members. But if you have your own dwelling you will be able to paint and decorate your dwelling as you wish. If you need any software in Shared Hosting that is not available, you need to upgrade to VPS Hosting which will allow you to install whatever software you want.
Having a flat is great. In the apartment if you throw a party, your neighbors will not let you make noise all night. If a friend needs to sleep over for a few weeks you will not be able to welcome him/her as you do not have enough space even for yourself. There are many reasons why living in an apartment and what are the benefits of it, but there comes a time when the family grows up and you will need more space than an apartment can offer, so maybe it’s time to buy a home , where you can have a bigger yard, maybe you can keep a dog, have more parking than just a car, etc.
VPS Hosting is all right, there you can host as many websites as you want, with no restrictions other than CPU and memory. A VPS Server is not the same as a Dedicated Server because you are still on a large server with other users (A large building with hundreds of other residences). In VPS if you have traffic overload other users will have it too, if a coding script is badly created and crashes the website it will crash all other users etc.
We hope this article helped you out to choose the best web hosting for your site. Porosit Web offers all of the mentioned hostings above. If you need web hosting services please fill out our contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.