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Should I use VPS or Shared Hosting For My Website?

Discussion in 'Web Hosting' started by duong365, Dec 3, 2015.

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  1. duong365

    duong365 Registered Member

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    I have a image website in 5mb that have max 2000 visits per day. and about 120 visit per hours is max. Im using blogspot. but i dont want google delete my site anyway. so i want move it to host or vps. but i dont know how and where. Please tell me. Thanks
     
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    Shared will work, but since shared and VPS prices are nearly the same nowadays, I'd go for a SSD VPS.
     
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    As mentionned above the shared web hosting account would be perfectly fine for you and should work properly.
    Linux VPS can be indeed quite cheap, but requires you to know how to turn it into a web server or install a free control panel.
     
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    Nothing to worry, this is so simple as it is. Just host your domain either in shared server or in VPS according to your convenience. Install wordpress in it. In the dashboard of wordpress, you can find a option tools from where you can upload your blogger site. You will be asking for simple authentication from blogger for confirmation that's it. You can either host in VPS or shared, in both the case performance will be the same. In case if you have a plan to extend your site and if you guess your site will have more number of users than that of now, then hosting in VPS will be the safer side.
     
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    If you ask me , you should get VPS because shared hosting is really limited in resources , even those (hosters) who claim for "unlimited" offers are totally scams. Unlimited bandwidth and space is my favorite :D You get Unlimited bandwidth YES but in what cost? In cost of speed of course :).

    Also you should look for SSD VPS hosting since your content is mostly images (static) the SSD will deliver it ~10x faster.

    With VPS you have your own resources and you are limited to your resources.

    Go and grab the cyber monday offer of www.webuzo.net for -30% off on all VPS . They are offshore and you won't have any issue with them.

    @Abelohost is also an reputable provider here in BHW.

    /Cheers
     
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    Shared SSD is really affordable and will make your website load faster. I'll vouch for poweruphosting.
     
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    I would not recommend an unmanaged vps as other have recommended unless you are familiar with how to manage and secure a server. If you are unsure of how to do this I would not go for an unmanaged vps. If you want to be sure you are getting reliability with security I would go for shared hosting or a managed vps (Large Price Difference) Shared hosting for a desent provider is about $3-4 a month for a small shared hosting account, for a managed vps I would say a desent one around $30 a month.

    My Company HostHoney.com Offers Shared Web hosting and I will be glad to assist with the migration of your account.
     
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    I would also have to agree with bugmaster,
    Shared hosting would probably be very beneficial for you because they come fully managed. Unmanaged VPS can become a handful if you have no idea what you are doing, but if you do go unmanaged look into centminmod, its a free script that sets you up on a nginx, maria, fcgi stack. LEMP.
     
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    I recommend you should use VPS with LEMP. This is great choice!
     
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  10. HudsonWebServices

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    I agree as long as you knows how to do it. Granted its not easy if the person is new. But, that script I explained is an excellent choice. Here is the website centminmoddotcom
     
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    Depends on your budget. You can probably get away on a premium shared hosting account easily. Don't try to pull it off on one of those cheap shared accounts though because your resource usage might be too high. If that doesn't work get a fully managed vps which will cost you around $20-30/month easily.
     
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    Bugmaster has good advice.

    The only thing I want to add, and believe you MUST address (now!), is what are your future plans overall business wise? You have 1 website now but how do you plan to expand in the future?

    1. Do you plan to just have one site, and one site only? OR...
    2. Do you plan on adding more sites (it really doesn't matter how many at this point)?

    The reason I ask you is because if you plan on adding more sites within the next 3-6 months then get a "managed VPS" with WHM/cpanel. The price is not very different. As an example I moved from a Hostgator Reseller (shared hosting) at $25/month to a fully managed VPS with WHM/Cpanel at $35/month. Both Reseller and my VPS work/act just the same but I have more features now.

    Okay, so I have an additional $10/month expenditure but what do I gain with it?

    1. More control - I get Root/ssh access which is important when you start expanding. Trust me that this will become a factor once you get to a point. How fast you get there is how fast you expand, add more sites, strategy etc. I save time going forward using tools that help me generate websites quicker.

    2. More resources - With a managed VPS you get allocated a "dedicated" share of the server resources - this just a very, very basic definition so don't kill me over it. Unlike shared hosting you just share the whole damn thing so another user could be abusing the resources and slowing things down for everyone. That's why shared hosting claims "unlimited" items such as bandwidth, space, etc. I am now able to get better performance

    3. A managed VPS is hands off for the most part because the support staff make sure the server is secure, updated, etc. Read and search about "managed VPS". The WHM/Cpanel is usually additional but the service I'm testing adds WHM/Cpanel at no additional cost.

    So, if you just have 1 site. Only care for 1 site for the long term then stick with a shared hosting account as the cost is better on your end. But don't sacrifice everything for simply saving $$ because you get to a point where you need to put more $$ down to make more $$.

    Just for reference I have about 10 sites (some mine, others I host for friends for a fee) but I also host my PBN with another host and I'm expanding atm. So a managed VPS with root access is vital when you start to use tools that require server access. How big you want/need to go should dictate your decision.
     
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    If you use VPS deals from hostsailor.com, you'll get quality services at a very modest price.
    Support is fast and skillful in fixing issues in no time.
     
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    shared hosting is always the start, when you have built more audience then you should move to VPS.
     
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    Yes shared SSD is really workable on this.
     
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    Start off with a Shared hosting plan, that's enough, once you grow, go bigger, like VPS or semi dedi :) dacentec used to have cheap 25$ dedi servers every now and then, affordable :)
     
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    I agree with Djuan on this one
     
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    Kvchosting.com will suit your needs. They offer nice ssd and ssd vps hosting solutions at reasonable rates.
    Their control panel of the host, allow me to manage my entire server without restrictions, also I can restart my server when I want.
    My sites have run fast and the cost is amazing. I host audio, video, sign ups, etc. I could not be happier!!
     
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    Please be informed that shared server can provide you an assistance like if you get any issue with your sites but most for the VPS are self managed and you have to figure it out on your own once if you have any issue with your site.