VPS vs Shared Hosting

Shared hosting is one of the cheapest options when searching for a hosting solution. This is because it is also the most basic. Multiple websites share a physical web server and its resources, including the same database, bandwidth and storage. This makes it very economical and easy to maintain, but it drastically reduces the performance for larger sites.

What does a VPS offer?

A VPS, or virtual private server, has its own operating system, storage space, and bandwidth. A physical server is divided into several spaces each with its own virtual server. Also known as a virtual dedicated server, your VPS performs just like a dedicated server but without the burdens of a full dedicated server. Here just some of the ways a VPS outweighs shared hosting:

  • Much more storage space and bandwidth is available in a VPS, ideal for high traffic websites.
  • A VPS solution offers optimal performance regardless of traffic volume.
  • The high performance of a VPS solution ensures stability and reliability, reducing the risk of downtime and other issues.
  • You have full root access and can deploy the scripts you need in a VPS, unlike most shared hosting environments.
  • VPS allows you to grow and expand your site over time, as and when you need to. There’s no need to transition to different hosting options. This flexibility also allows you scale down as well as up.
  • Even with customisability, VPS packages usually offer plenty of support and technical assistance, more so than shared hosting.
  • While shared hosting is also safe, VPS offers higher security control.

Choose a HostAfrica VPS solution

With just three steps you can find your perfect VPS plan with HostAfrica. Select whether you want a South African or European datacentre, for Linux or Windows, on a monthly or annual contract. There are plenty of VPS plans to choose from for your needs. All of their plans are flexible and can be upgraded or downgraded as your business changes. They guarantee a consistent, secure and reliable VPS solution that is affordable and comprehensive. To choose the perfect VPS package, contact Host Africa today.

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