How To Choose Between Dedicated, Shared and VPS

Want to put your website live on the internet and confused which type of hosting solution to go in for? Here are all your answers.

Well the answer to this question depends on your business requirement.

Shared hosting refers to a type of hosting where many websites are put on one server. Each site is separated by a partition from other sites. These sites have different owners but they share one server. This type of hosting is generally the cheapest since a lot of different owners share the same server and pay for its cost which gets divided by all of them.

Dedicated hosting is a type of hosting where every client gets his own server and does not share it with anyone else. You have full control over your server, full security and can put various hardware and software as per your own requirements. The user can use his server the way he wants to and gets saved from Bad neighbor effect.

VPS also known as Virtual Private Server comes between Shared Hosting and dedicated hosting. It has features of both dedicated hosting as well as shared hosting. Here your server acts as your own private server but is still hosted on the same server with the others. So it means it gives you flexibility to use your server the way you want to with the added advantage of being cheap since you share the server and therefore pay less.

So after going through the above definitions you must have got a vague idea as to which type of hosting to choose from the available options. We still would like to further enlighten you with the benefits of each hosting and which one to choose based on your requirements.

iPage, an experienced web hosting company, helps you to get the best hosting solution at the best prices based on your requirements.

At iPage we would guide you in choosing the best plan for you at the best possible prices.

If you are a beginner, want to start a business online and your business is small then you can go in for a Shared hosting also known as cheap hosting. Also if your budget is less and still wish to put your business online shared hosting is for you. A less customized solution, less traffic on your website and low cost is all you desire then you should go in for Shared hosting.

In case you want to make a large presence on the web, want more customized solutions, more secured services and want to install varied applications and software as per your requirements then you need dedicated hosting. Here you are not faced by bad neighbor effect and can utilize your resources the way you want to. But all this comes for a price. This type of hosting is usually expensive. So you should go in for this if you have the budget and a large amount of traffic on your website.

VPS (virtual private server) is the in between option if you want features like customization, more security and a good performance of your server. In VPS you pay less (a little more than shared hosting and far less than dedicated hosting) and still get the features of dedicated hosting. Here each web hosting account gets his own operating system while still sharing the same server with the others. This brings down your cost considerably. So if you are planning to expand or increase your services and still do not have the budget then you must go for a VPS hosting.

At iPage we sell what you want rather than what we want to sell to you. Hence feel free to ask your questions even if you do not wish to buy from us. Our live chat services are there for you 24/7, 365 days a year. We at iPage would be happy to help you.