When you start doing a web hosting market research, you will find mainly three types of web hosting: shared, VPS and dedicated server hosting. Although all of these serve the same need, hosting your website but they are different in features and performance. In this blog post, we will explain to you how dedicated hosting is different from shared and VPS hosting.
Shared Web Hosting
Shared hosting is the lowest in cost among all of the web hosting types. In this type, number of other websites are using the same server that’s why operational cost is divided among all of them. The best thing about shared web hosting service is its cost-efficiency but you will have to compromise on performance of your website. Heavy traffic on one website can play havoc with the overall performance of the server. This is like a bus in which you don’t have any say about its routes and stops. You cannot install any scripts or softwares which are CPU-intensive while certain others are not compatible with shared servers.
In this type of hosting, your website is hosted in a container. You are still sharing server with other websites but have a virtual server, isolated from other VPS accounts on the same server. You will get allocated resources and negative effects of all other websites are minimized to provide optimal performance. You will also get root access like dedicated server hosting so you can customize your hosting environment. Still, it does not offer complete functionality like dedicated hosting.
Dedicated Server Hosting
The name is self-explanatory, entire server with all its resources is dedicated to you. This server completely belongs to you and you are not sharing a bit of it with others. Now it’s up to you how you want to use it, either for single website or multiple website hosting and how you want to customize it. Among all of the types, this is the most expensive in the short term but if you want reliability and performance this is an ideal solution. Main idea of dedicated hosting is the client is using an entire server regardless it is an individual or business. Dedicated server hosting unlike shared hosting offers flexibility with choice of operating system and hardware. You will also get generous amount of bandwidth which means your website is ready to cater heavy traffic without being crashed.
When you choose HostBreak, we offer two types of dedicated server hosting: managed and unmanaged services. In unmanaged services, we do not interfere in how you manage your hardware and software. Whereas in managed, we will do software and hardware updates with 24/7 monitoring. These benefits of dedicated server hosting surely are promising except for pricing part. But for those who want reliability and performance the price is worth it.