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    VPS vs shared hosting?

    Hi, is anyone know the advantage of VPS Hosting vs Shared Hosting? and why is it that VPS offer so little space and bandwidth compared to shared hosting?
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    VPS hosting offers a good balance between total control (Root Access privilege) and an affordable budget. Having a VPS account is just like operating a dedicated server.

    With shared hosting, provider can get away with offering huge amounts of space simply because they know most people will never use that much. For example, if a shared hosting offers 100GB/account, and puts 500 user accounts on each server. Do they actually put 50,000GB of disk drive on that server? The answer is no, because they know that most people won't use more than 1GB or so, so they can get away with a much smaller disk drive, like maybe 1000GB. But if a VPS host offers 100GB/account, they have to actually put 100GB of disk space on that server they're renting you. If you looked at the free disk space on your hosting account, and saw that it was only 1GB, you'd complain that you weren't getting what you paid for. If they sign up 500 user accounts, they have to provide 50,000GB of storage.

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    VPS having control on the server and can install any script and play with it.. But shared only through their control panel and much limitation

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    There is no denying the fact that shared plan is most economical option for hosting as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance. This is generally affordable web hosting solution for small business. VPS has had much better uptime, is much faster, and gives you much more freedom. As for recommendation, have a look at 4java.ca - it offers cheap shared, VPS and dedicated server web hosting plans at cheap price. On VPS you will be able to install any panel you want.

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    They are simple 2 diffrent classes of web hosting
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    You would get more privileges with a VPS than a shared plan. With a VPS you get root access to the servers, which enables you to install applications of your choice. As for recommendation, check out webhostgiant.com as it offers 50% off all the plans; gazzin.com which is quite reputable company which offers 30 day free trial on their shared reseller plans, use 'gazzincom' when ordering and moreover it offers discount on their VPS plans - use 'vpsnow' code.
    So, you can compare them and choose the best one for you needs.

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    They are diffrent web hosting solutions at all as VPS is the same as dedicated server and shared is share d and you have nothing dedicated there and share whole server with other neighbors
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    vps is way better you have control of everything.

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    vps is the way to go. if you need to configure anything or want customization you can do that at any time. On a shared hosting enviroment you will never get that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hostcadet View Post
    vps is the way to go. if you need to configure anything or want customization you can do that at any time. On a shared hosting enviroment you will never get that.
    Why not? You can find such web hosting but I believe that you won't be able to change or configure that...
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    Despite VPS is giving wider freedom there are shared hosting solutions which are really comparable to he VPS and even exceed some by the points. If you look at the offers of routhost.com, you could see the realy large specificatiopn on the only shared plan.

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    Hi,

    Both services allow a single server to provide services for multiple users
    Both services provide some level of compartmentalization to separate a given user's files and services from any other user's files and services
    Both services offer an economical alternative to dedicated hosting
    Deciding which type of hosting you will need is as simple (or complex) as your needs. Examining the appeal of shared hosting and VPS hosting is the best place to start when making an informed decision.

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    Well VPS may be more costly than shared, but when you use a VPS instead of shared. You will have less limitations. So basicly you are more free with a VPS. While with shared, you are restricted to certain scripts and how you use your cpanel and such.

    So vps wins.

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    If the OP is a noob, it's better to start from a shared service from a low cost and reliable company like quillhost.com or hqhost.net or 2mhost.com. They are reputable enough companies to have a deal with them.

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    Shared Hosting is very popular because it is economical - the service allows multiple customers to share the resources of one computer, thereby spreading out costs among many. In order to protect the integrity of information, file security schemes are used. In order to insulate one customer from another, some key processes are mapped to a specific domain (customer). These solutions are workable, but the bottom line is that being on a shared server is like living in an apartment with a lot of common areas.

    The Virtual Private Server (VPS) is designed to be economical, by allowing multiple customers to share the resources of one computer, yet with an extremely high degree of privacy and insulation. The separation is achieved by running a complete separate operating system for each customer. VPS customers have "root" level access and can enjoy many of the benefits of a dedicated server, at a much lower cost. VPS is like living in a town house, without the long term house payment!



    advantages that VPS offers over shared hosting.

    1. Security - VPS accounts are insulated from each other, minimizing the risk of unauthorized access from hackers as well as other customers. The isolation of your account also minimizes the risk of being impacted by a DoS attack that was intended for someone else.

    2. Performance - All resources can be regulated in the VPS environment. One customer can not run away with a large share of the resources. You service will run reliably and predictably.

    3. Protected Mail Service - Each VPS account has its own private mail server, filtered by Postini. This eliminates the risk that your mail service will be blacklisted due to abuses of others sharing the same mail service. It also allows you to take your inbox back from the SPAMMERS.

    4. Customer Installed Applications - With our VPS you have your own partition and root access. You have the ability to install applications that we do not offer. Please note that we do not provide support for customer installed applications. You also must assume the responsibility to update any applications that you install in the event that a security vulnerability is discovered in the verson you install.

    5. Flexibility - Some applications require that certain ports and/or protocols be opened or closed in the firewall. With Shared hosting, custom firewall configurations are not advisable for security reasons. Under the VPS, custom firewall configurations are feasible because of the partioning between customers. With a VPS, you can close ports using the IPTables feature. To open ports that are normally closed, or for more sophisticated firewall needs, choose our Custom Firewall Configuration service option.

    6. Growth Path - Our VPS system allows us to manage your VPS as an image. This means that your entire environment can be restored from backup to any physical server with no changes to your configuration. You can also easily downgrade or upgrade your service with no downtime! For more information, please see the article Why VPS is Superior to Shared Hosting.

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