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Web hosting: Shared vs VPS vs Dedicated vs Cloud

Your Options in Web Hosting Shared hosting is a hosting service where many users share a single server. All the users have a separate directory where they can upload their files. This is generally most economical option as all the users share the overall cost of the server. The server is administered by the hosting provider and the technical tasks like managing servers, installing server software, security updates, technical support, etc. are the responsibility of the server admin. Shared Shared Hosting Affordable easy to start 00 Lack of server control and performance VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a virtual machine created on a physical server. The hosting provider creates multiple VPS on a physical server and provides access to their users. VPS is as good as a dedicated server but with limited resources. VPS provides root access to the user so the user can install any software/OS and perform any root level tasl VPS VPS Hosting This option is a little expensive as it is more powerful than a shared hosting account and has more privileges. Root server access; Secured Environment More expensive than shared hosting Dedicated server is a service where the user leases the entire physical server and is not shared by anyone else. Unlike VPS and Shared hosting the user has full control over the server. The user can choose the hardware, software, OS, etc. Dedicated server is useful because of the benefits like high performance, security, email stability and control. This option is the costliest as you are the only one who is bearing the cost of the entire server. Dedicoled Dedicated hosting Maximum Control; Great server performance 00 Expensive, skilled IT staffs needed A team of servers (called a cloud) work together to host a group of websites. This allows multiple computers to work together to handle high traffic levels or spikes for any particular website. The data is stored and retrieved from multiple machines on the cloud, even if one of the servers crashes down unexpectedly, your website/web app won't go down, and you may just experience some performance issues, and slowdown in pace of execution. Cloud Cloud hosting Server Scalability; Cost Efficient Advance IT knowledge, Insecure (arguable)

Web hosting: Shared vs VPS vs Dedicated vs Cloud

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