8 Major factors that differentiate Shared Hosting from Dedicated Hosting

Whenever we buy a domain for our website we need some space on the internet which is known as hosting.

Most of us are aware of the term hosting but in hosting there are many terms which we don’t relate or we don’t know which include Shared hosting, Dedicated hosting, Cloud hosting, WordPress hosting.

Today I am going to brief you about what are shared hosting and dedicated hosting and their differences.

Most of us are confused about which plan to choose for our website and can always tackle such problem by buying either shared hosting or dedicated hosting.

Let me explain you with an example.

Dedicated hosting is like renting a room for yourself i.e. you’re the only one who will stay in that room and has full control of TV that means no other website is hosted on your server.

Whereas in shared hosting is like renting a hall where everyone can stay and all of them have control over it that means you need to share your server with all other websites.

What is Dedicated Hosting?

Dedicated hosting is a type of web hosting where you get a separate space or server for your website.

Additionally, you get separate bandwidth and hard drive for your domain. There is no sharing of space on the server as others do in shared hosting.

In dedicated hosting, you get full control over the server along with the pool of resources and the permission to manage your website.

Having a dedicated server is a huge benefit for you as you have the access to manage the bandwidth and space as per your fly.

Getting access to server root and configuration is a huge benefit if you are running any application so that you can easily adjust the environment as per specific needs of the application.

In the dedicated server you get to manage and has a full control over the software and services it runs and in addition you are the only one who is responsible for the updates of the software.

If you have the application running and it has some issues supporting the latest version of web server software but it supports the previous version then dedicated server has the ability to manage all the versions and upgrades on it.

As you can see in the diagram the client has its separate server for his site.

He has full control over the bandwidth and space that is allotted to him.

Traffic coming to his website is easily managed by the server. The server manages his site and allows him to utilize all the resources for his site.

In case, the traffic coming to your website is at peak then you will need a dedicated server to manage it or else your website will be running slow leading to downtime.

MilesWeb Dedicated Server:

“Every minute a website is made live from MilesWeb server”

So, if you are looking for Dedicated Server Service in terms of flexibility, reliability and support then MilesWeb offers you all this at an affordable cost.

MilesWeb dedicated servers are connected to a redundant network and backed with 24×7 Support, high-speed, 99.95% Up time and Pro-active Server Monitoring.

MilesWeb plans start at just Rs 4900/mo with all the features for your website.

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What is Shared Hosting?

In Shared hosting, your website is been hosted with several other websites on the same server. Basically, there is sharing of bandwidth and space on the server.

You get limited bandwidth and space in shared hosting along with limited resources to use.

Shared hosting comes with access to control panel for your files, folders and applications such as WordPress and Prestashop.

You get to manage basic needs of the website such as email accounts, logs, and server analytics. If you have average traffic to your website then shared hosting is the best plan at affordable cost with minimum resources.

In shared hosting, your website is being hosted with other websites on the server and you face problems or issues related to your website traffic.

Also, the response time of the website decreases giving rise to downtime.

In the end, as you can see that in the above image the numbers of users share the same server with limited bandwidth and space allotted to them.

MilesWeb Shared Server:

MilesWeb offers shared hosting for your website at just Rs 699.30/Yearly. They solve your queries by 24*7 for 365 days with their experienced support team.

MilesWeb fully manages your website and allows to access your site easily.

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Lite Rs 699.30 BUY NOW
Deluxe Rs 2399.40 BUY NOW
Ultimate Rs 2999.50 BUY NOW

MilesWeb offers three plans:

Now choose any plan as per your convenience. Just look for the specific plan that you are willing to purchase for your site.

Factors that differentiate shared hosting from dedicated hosting or vice versa:

Any website owner while launching his website has a keen view on choosing a shared or dedicated hosting.

They opt for the service as per there convenience for their website. There are various factors that differentiate them from each other and that will help you to make a right choice for your domain.

  1. Hosting site on the server :

In shared hosting, your website is been hosted on the server with other sites. Whereas in dedicated hosting your website is been hosted on a separate server.

  1. Disk Space or Bandwidth :

The amount of space and bandwidth allotted to you in shared hosting is limited as others share the server with you and if you surpass that amount then you will be charged.

Whereas in dedicated hosting, you have been allotted with a separate server with a large amount of bandwidth and space.

  1. Required Technical Skills :

With the shared server you will not require many technical skills as maintenance and security is taken care of by the shared hosting provider.

In the dedicated server you will require a webmaster skill to set up, administer and manage the server.

  1. Costs :

In shared hosting, the server resources are shared between a number of users so the operating cost is cheaper.

And in dedicated hosting, the separate server is allotted to only one user to the server cost is expensive as compared to shared hosting.

  1. Website Blacklisted :

In shared hosting, there is a risk of being blacklisted by the search engine if any account gets engaged with unethical practices may get its IP address blacklisted.

But in dedicated server, you will not be blacklisted until you are engaged in unethical practices.

  1. Security :

In shared hosting, the hosting company installs the firewall and server security applications.

But in dedicated server, you will be responsible for it, as you are the only one responsible for the server.

You can install security programs and can manage them as there are very fewer chances of viruses, the malware attack on the dedicated server.

  1. Response time and Server Performance :

On shared hosting, there are many users who share the resources due to this a lot of traffic is generated resulting in slow response time and affecting the server performance.

In a dedicated server, the response time and performance are not affected because you are not sharing resources with anyone.

  1. Level of Control :

In the shared server, you don’t have the control on your server. A dedicated server offers full control over the server as you can add the preferred applications, programs and scripts.

Conclusion:

As now you are well aware of the difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting, you can choose the hosting service for your site as per your website need.

If you are looking for such a service that delivers results, MilesWeb is the one that offers all this at an affordable cost as they are loyal to their customers in terms of service.

 

About the author: Prasad Maitra

Hello! I'm a blogger from West Bengal, India. I always had this dream to own a blog. Finally, I obtained one. I literally cover topics on WordPress, Themes and Web Hosting. I am trying to do my best over here. Apart from this I am a Content writer and works most of time from home.

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Nice Post about Shared Hosting Vs Dedicated Hosting. Thanks for sharing the wonderful article.

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I was really confused about whether I should choose shared hosting or dedicated hosting. This article helped me clarify many of my doubts and I realized its better to go with dedicated hosting than shared hosting

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Thanks that you found the post helpful

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With so many web hosting types, we often get confused about the difference between all of them. This article has very well cleared the difference between shared and dedicated hosting.

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