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Web Hosting: Shared, Dedicated, VPS and Cloud hosting explained

Author: Jitendra Raulo
by Jitendra Raulo
Posted: Apr 03, 2018
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Are you looking out for shared, dedicated or VPS hosting? India is one of the leading destinations for hosting services. But with the different types of hosting available today, it can sometimes be confusing to figure out which one will suit your needs. Basic to advanced plans of dedicated server hosting, shared hosting, VPS and cloud hosting are the web hosting choices available today.

Now, let’s go deeper into why the four different types of hosting on the basis of the need for the hosting type.

  1. Shared

If you are just starting out with a new website or a blog with less traffic, shared hosting is a good choice. The key difference about shared hosting is that you can build and maintain a website at a low cost by sharing your resources and server space with other website owners. For the individuals who wish to create a static website with less content updates such as a limited offerings or a personal portfolio, shared hosting is comparatively economical.

You can choose from Linux shared hosting or Windows shared hosting packages. The key difference here is that the Linux hosting runs on server managed using a Linux operating system and the Windows hosting is backed by a server managed using Windows operating system.

  1. Dedicated

Dedicated server hosting gives more power and flexibility for running your website with a server dedicated just for your hosting needs. What this means is that you can host high-traffic dynamic websites on this server with customised software and high-end security that is in your control.

Unlike shared hosting or VPS hosting, you do not have to share your server space with other website owners whose website codes may slow down your huge websites. Dedicated server hosting is expensive compared to shared and VPS hosting but it is more reliable and worth investing for companies where data security and resource management are notable concerns.

You may need an IT administrator or you should have some expert server management knowledge to manage a dedicated server.

  1. VPS

Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting is perfect for people who want more control over their websites but do not need the bandwidth of dedicated server hosting. The up side of VPS hosting services is that you can have your own dedicated server space on a shared server. You share the server with fewer websites and their website performance or load won’t interfere with your websites.

If you begin to attract high traffic to your website, it may lead to slower page loads on shared hosting. Then, you may need to upgrade your website to a VPS hosting.

  1. Cloud Hosting

The hosting type that is gaining popularity mainly among mid-sized businesses is the cloud hosting services. Cloud VPS is different from traditional VPS servers because it is much more powerful and reliable than traditional VPS. The best hosting providers will setup cloud hosting for you by tying up with cloud partners such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud etc.

Choose the best web hosting for your personal website or your business needs with Abhada, a trusted Linux shared hosting provider who also offer the best cloud hosting, dedicated and VPS hosting services.

About the Author

Jitendra Raulo is Founder & CEO at Abhada Technologies that offer domain registraration and Web hosting services.

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Author: Jitendra Raulo

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