In Today’s world having online presence become a very important thing for any business. For that hosting companies provide different hosting solutions for the requirement of their customers. There are few types of hosting available. Customer can choose any according to their requirement.
In Shared hosting clients share server’s hardware and software resources with multiple other clients. It’s an inexpensive and easy way to use. Dedicated hosting is when hosting company lease operating system and software to customer and customer own and manages the server all by themselves. These two hosting are very different from each other. Customer who wants to opt for one of them can go through these points to compare so they can choose hosting according to their requirement.
Sites hosted on server
In shared hosting package, there are other sites that are hosted on same server along with your website but in dedicated hosting plan only your website hosted on a server. So no sharing of server for hosting is done in dedicated plan.
Shared hosting cost less as cost is divided among many users of that server but in dedicated hosting you have to shell out more money as you are the only user on that server. So if you opt for dedicated hosting you have to sell more money.
Bandwidth or disk space
Bandwidth and disk space allotted on shared hosting are limited and you can receive warning letter from your host when you exceeds your limit. As you share your server with others but with dedicated hosting there is no limitation on use of band width and disk pace as server is specially allocated to you.
Sharing same IP
Same IP address is provided to shared hosting sites. Your site can get blacklisted for unethical activities of other sites with same IP address. But in dedicated hosting you get your unique IP address and you can be blacklisted only if some unethical activity is done by you only.
In shared hosting host company have all the responsibility of server but with dedicated hosting you have to install firewall and sever security applications and you are responsible for the condition of server. So you must possess good technical skills to opt for dedicated hosting.
Server response time
On shared hosting sometimes uptime can be longer if anyone else on the server exceeds their share of resources and there are chances of server crash too. But this is not a problem with dedicated hosting as you only have to use the server.
Level of control
Dedicated server provides more control, over the server as you can add your preferred application, programs scripts And customize hardware and software as per your requirement but on shared hosting you don’t get this privilege.
Generally choosing a type of hosting depends on your and your business needs. So check the above points and make your decision wisely.