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VPS Hosting VS Shared Hosting


May 25, 2012
by Jonathan Watkins


Picture any sports competition contested between two contrasting individuals; one is elder, more experienced, but slow, and the other is the exciting young hot-shot, built with speed. This is the current competition between shared web hosting and VPS hosting, with the latter looking to replace its competitor as its dominating tenure in hosting appears to be coming to an end.

For those familiar with shared web hosting, it can undoubtedly cause problems at times. Slow speed, unreliable technical support along with a loss of connection on occasions meant there was plenty of room for improvement. With many looking to different options for hosting, VPS became top of many shopping lists as websites across the net began to opt for its services.

Generally, their servers are quicker than shared, due to having your own personal server rather than sharing with others. With VPS you’ll be distributed a specific amount of disk space for a certain price and this will be yours to use, and yours only. With a sole user rather than others cluttering up the server, the likeliness of a malfunction is far smaller in comparison.

Shared hosting will inform you of the amount of space you are entitled to, though with other sites being on the same server, the speed will be significantly reduced. VPS however, will inform you, just as shared does, about your storage and memory but this will be reserved solely for your site.

The price of VPS will exceed shared hosting, but when you’re backing the new improved hot-shot, you can always expect this. By taking the VPS route, you’ll be receiving far more than you would from its competitor, but for those already experiencing slowness and problems with the shared hosting, you will appreciate that the extra cost is worth it.

Lastly, cementing its upper hand in the competition is the ability to customize the VPS server in ways that the shared server can’t compete with. The space provided by VPS, as said before, is yours. Therefore you will be given root access to the server, enabling you to install different kinds of panels, and as many as you deem necessary. This means VPS does not share the same restrictions that shared servers are subject to because of their many users.

Having a personal server, means your site can run fast, smooth and efficiently. There will be no restrictions on the installation of panels, more freedom and crashes will occur far less often. Ultimately the new big name on the hosting scene scores, wins and overall gains a unanimous decision from the judges in this competition, with only the price keeping its opponent in the running.


About Author
Jonathan is a senior writer covering web hosting and tech news on FindVPSHost.com. Jonathan graduated from the University of Brighton with a BA (Hons) in Journalism and has been working for various websites, magazines and newspapers.




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