Should I go for shared hosting or VPS hosting?

MehtaM

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I'm planning to launch 7-10 micro niche blogs within few days and 1 Amazon affiliate website. Shall I go for shared hosting or VPS hosting?

While researching I had planned to get Siteground hosting but their rates changed and renewal rate is too high now. Which affordable host with good support would you suggest?
 

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If they're new sites you'll be fine on a shared plan. Though, I'm a clean/organization freak and hate using one shared hosting plan to host multiple site. That's just me though...

It would be easy to start off with a shared plan (cost savings) and upgrade to a VPS at a later date if when you need a more resources due to more traffic and assuming you're on a budget right now.

Most web hosting providers have super cheap introductory rates. SiteGround isn't the only one that does that to attract new customers. If your blogs are going to be running on WordPress there's a lot of options out there. I'd just recommend that you stay away from any EIG owned brand.
 

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To start with, a shared hosting (GreenGeeks, A2 Hosting) should be okay. Once your blog starts growing and you need to scale your server resources to accommodate more traffic and achieve better website quality, you can go for a VPS plan.
 

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Go for a host that has vps upgrade options, and check how easy it is to migrate from their shared to that. Most of them should do it in one operation.
 

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Id go with namecheap or any of the above if theyre good(wouldnt recommend greengeeks tho), then upgrade to a vultr VPS with multiple IPs and Plex when your getting enough traffic.
 

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Any specific reason for that?

I won't get into too much details, but EIG is a large conglomerate that has acquired over 50+ hosting brands over the course of many years. A quick search will reveal a lot. They have a less than stellar reputation and internally have been complete mess with their support infrastructure and even server infrastructure.

Though, in the past year they've completely canned their senior/upper management and it looks like they're trying to get things turned around. Even with that, I'd still stay away from them.
 

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Since your sites are not about PBN(Private Blogging Network)
I don't see any reason to don't go for Shared Hostings.

How about, If you have some good knowledge in Linux & if you can set up the VPS on your own, then of course go for it.

btw, you can use my below Shell Script to install LAMP(Linux+Apache+MySQL+Php) & multiple Web Sites(Wordrpess) + Free SSL on a Single VPS fully automatically.

Regards
 

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Start with shared, then move to VPS if you need to. I've been using shared hosting for years. To get started for cheap, you can try Namecheap or Stable Host. If you want something scalable, have a look at MDDHosting :)
 

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Since your sites are not about PBN(Private Blogging Network)
I don't see any reason to don't go for Shared Hostings.

How about, If you have some good knowledge in Linux & if you can set up the VPS on your own, then of course go for it.

btw, you can use my below Shell Script to install LAMP(Linux+Apache+MySQL+Php) & multiple Web Sites(Wordrpess) + Free SSL on a Single VPS fully automatically.

Regards
I haven't used any Linux based system.
Your share is interesting. I will spend time to learn its basics of it.
I'm told that VPS servers are faster and safer comparing to shared hosting. I don't know how much difference does it make.

Can a system of 1 GB RAM and 1 vCPU manage 7-10 micro niche websites of 5-6 pages each?
 

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Can a system of 1 GB RAM and 1 vCPU manage 7-10 micro niche websites of 5-6 pages each?

of course it can do it with ease.
Number of pages your web site holds does't matter at all.
Also number of web sites you are hosting on VPS does't matter

Its all about, how much traffic you are getting in total. And average content size of your pages.

Since your sites would be new, so you would not get much traffic at the beginning.
So 1 GB RAM with 1 vCPU with 1 to 2 TB Bandwidth would be enough.
Later, when you would get more traffics, you could upgrade your VPS
 

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of course it can do it with ease.
Number of pages your web site holds does't matter at all.
Also number of web sites you are hosting on VPS does't matter

Its all about, how much traffic you are getting in total. And average content size of your pages.

Since your sites would be new, so you would not get much traffic at the beginning.
So 1 GB RAM with 1 vCPU with 1 to 2 TB Bandwidth would be enough.
Later, when you would get more traffics, you could upgrade your VPS
So what I understand is that if my page size is 1 MB and each user visits 2 pages in a session. So for each user 2MB bandwidth will be used.
Doing the math my VPS bandwidth can serve 524288 visits in a month in 1TB bandwidth right?

And when they say I get 1 GB RAM on my VPS then I get full 1GB for my website(s)? or some RAM will be consumed on OS and Wordpress CMS?
 

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So what I understand is that if my page size is 1 MB and each user visits 2 pages in a session. So for each user 2MB bandwidth will be used.
Doing the math my VPS bandwidth can serve 524288 visits in a month in 1TB bandwidth right?

And when they say I get 1 GB RAM on my VPS then I get full 1GB for my website(s)? or some RAM will be consumed on OS and Wordpress CMS?

yes your calc is correct.

Your Linux OS and all apps running on it => LAMP/LEMP would take 200MB to 300MB of your RAM generally.
 
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