What kind of server should I choose? Shared hosting? VPS? Or dedicated servers?

Whenever you want to create a website or to start writing a blog, there’s one problem you need to solve: What kind of server should I choose? Shared hosting? VPS? Or dedicated servers? What’s the differences among those servers?

In this article, we will tell you what those servers all about and you will know shortly which web hosting is the best choice for your website.


What is web hosting?

It’s Simple! Web hosting is just like a house on the Internet.


In your house, there are masses of furniture to decorate your house including: rack, consoles, desks, cabinets and upholstered etc.

Similarly, web hosting is a place on the Internet which you could put your files there (documents, video, photograph etc.) and assemble them to your website.

After your website is “decorated” with those files stored in the server, you can set up your URL (just like the address to your house), then you are good to go to open up your website for online visitors!

Which web hosting should I choose?

To answer this question, just ask yourself: What kind of website am I going to build?


An e-commerce website? A forum? A blog? Or a website for displaying the portfolio on the Internet?

Once you made up your mind on the types of websites you would like to build, budget will be the next thing needed to be decided. In the following content, we are going to introduce you to the features and differences among these servers and their prices.


 ● Shared hosting

Continuing with the analogy of house on the internet, shared hosting is a house which you will have a group of roommates. In this case, if you choose shared hosting, it means that you have to share the resources and space with your roommates. the CPU time, memory, disk and so on forth are all shared resources.

If you just want to build a small business website or to write a blog, shared hosting is the best choice to start with. This is the most basic and common web hosting choice for most of the people.


 Price            ★★★★★

     Efficacy      ★★☆☆☆

Difficulty    ★☆☆☆☆


VPS (Virtual Private Server)

VPS is a bit different comparing with shared hosting. It is like you live in a condo alone but you still use the same stairs in the apartment with other neighbors. It is just that in the case of VPS, you will have allotted resource dedicate to you, which won’t be shared with others.

Although, the CPU time and memory of the VPS hosting are still shared, you will have better performance and faster loading time since you will have basic dedicated resources guaranteed.

VPS hosting is great since there are resources you can use and control all by yourself. It is a more flexible choice if you are familiar with IT tools.

It should be noted that the connection performance will be influenced by the location of the data centers (Though you don’t have to worry about this since in V&WEB, we provide up to 50 nations for you to choose!).

 Price            ★★★☆☆

     Efficacy      ★★★☆☆

Difficulty    ★★★☆☆


Dedicated hosting

Owing a dedicated server is like having a resort. You have your own space, CPU time, memory and all the resources! If you don’t want to share any resources and space with others, dedicated server is your best choice.

Since dedicated servers are more expensive than other types of web hosting, we would like to suggest you to choose VPS until your company or websites are busy enough so that the cost of a dedicated hosting can be covered.

 Price            ★★☆☆☆

     Efficacy      ★★★★★

Difficulty    ★★★☆☆


Here’s our quick and easy comparison organized for you!

This chart is organized for better understanding:

In the light of this, if you are going to build an e-commerce website of which thousands of people can be online all at the same time, dedicated hosting is your best choice. However, if you are just running a small business, shared hosting or VPS hosting would be the best buy.


If you are still unsure which one can suit your needs.

It is more than welcome that you can talk to our experienced live-chat agent. We can definitely provide you with professional advice.


Start your business today by ordering the web hosting now!


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