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When looking for a place to host your website, hosting providers offer you many options to choose from. But the most common of them is a virtual private server or a shared hosting plan. You may have the question, what are their differences and which one should be chosen? In this guide, we will explain the differences between virtual private and shared servers.

The major difference between a VPS and a Shared Hosting plan: Allocation of resources to VPS accounts

With a VPS you will get dedicated assets such as virtual CPU’s, RAM, NVMe SSD’s that are available only to your account. These resources, which are exclusively for your account, make the site perform better and reduce its loading time. However, some shared hosting accounts may be throttled or punished if they cause problems for other users. As a consequence, performance may deteriorate or an upgrade may be necessary to maintain functionality.


Other differences

1- Limited access in shared servers and highest access in VPS services: On shared servers, you have limited access to the server environment. For example, you can’t modify cPanel or install custom firewall rules and other server software. Only system administrators can change them. But VPS services give you the highest level of access to the server.

2- Multiple cPanel Accounts: If you have several websites and you want to have a separate cPanel for each one, shared servers are not suitable and you can use some VPS plans.

3- Custom security policies and restrictions: In order to establish security on shared servers in a customized way and to install the desired tools, there are restrictions. But it is possible on VPS plans.

4- Price: Because shared server resources are shared among many users, shared server costs are lower than a VPS plan.

5- Better performance with VPS: It is recommended to use a VPS to host an online store. Because by upgrading the current plan to a more powerful VPS, you can easily manage the increase in traffic. Therefore, your customers will be more satisfied as a result of increasing your website speed.

6- Own Mail Server on VPS: With a VPS plan, you will receive a dedicated email server IP address so that other users cannot negatively affect it.

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