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    Can a Shared hosting compare with a VPS 512 MB of RAM?

    I wanted to buy a shared hosting but with the budget to buy a share I could try a small VPS with 512 of RAM. I know its hard to compare in this case but if I buy a VPS THEN it is still better than a shared hosting in same price? any advice?

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    Hi wpspeedster,

    I think you're much better off with the unmanaged VPS (I'm assuming at that price, it's unmanaged) but do you know how to set it up, secure it and maintain it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenHosting View Post
    Hi wpspeedster,

    I think you're much better off with the unmanaged VPS (I'm assuming at that price, it's unmanaged) but do you know how to set it up, secure it and maintain it?
    Having tutorials online which can help me to setup and install and I found that it's easy to install a hosting control panel on an unmanaged VPS. I would give it a try.

    Also 512 MB of RAM seems not enough to install any control panels and needs at least 1GB+ of RAM

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    VPS's are better for some users, worse for others. Just because it's a VPS, doesn't make it better.

    Typically, for the same amount of money, you will get better resources, and better performance from shared hosting.

    Keep in mind, a VPS is still shared resources unless it is XEN or KVM with dedicated resources. There is not much you can do with 512mb ram, especially if it's shared ram on a oversold server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wpspeedster View Post
    I wanted to buy a shared hosting but with the budget to buy a share I could try a small VPS with 512 of RAM. I know its hard to compare in this case but if I buy a VPS THEN it is still better than a shared hosting in same price? any advice?
    You will have better performance with a VPS but you have to know how to manage it and i will not recommand you a VPS with less than 2GB RAM.
    With more than 2GB, you can easily install a control panel and host many website on your VPS.
    Last edited by VirtuBox; 10-31-2016 at 09:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpspeedster View Post
    Having tutorials online which can help me to setup and install and I found that it's easy to install a hosting control panel on an unmanaged VPS. I would give it a try.
    Yes, it's relatively easy to install a control panel. You can even deploy a VPS with cPanel so it's installed when you turn it on for the first time. What control panel did you choose to install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenHosting View Post
    Yes, it's relatively easy to install a control panel. You can even deploy a VPS with cPanel so it's installed when you turn it on for the first time. What control panel did you choose to install?
    I would go with free ones first such as centos control panel, zpanel, webmin which I read from suggestions on this forum.

    When I am familiar to web panels and having good budget, cPanel can be a good choice for managing web hosting and websites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpspeedster View Post
    I wanted to buy a shared hosting but with the budget to buy a share I could try a small VPS with 512 of RAM. I know its hard to compare in this case but if I buy a VPS THEN it is still better than a shared hosting in same price? any advice?
    Considering the fact that you do not question the cpanel, because if you have a VPS will have to compare a cPanel license and have sufficient knowledge to manage it, since cheap VPS are unmanaged. You can try a free control panel as VestaCP that is lightweight and can be installed on a VPS with 512MB RAM, I recommend choosing a VPS with KVM or Xen virtualization that has dedicated resources.
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    Quote Originally Posted by compacta View Post
    Considering the fact that you do not question the cpanel, because if you have a VPS will have to compare a cPanel license and have sufficient knowledge to manage it, since cheap VPS are unmanaged. You can try a free control panel as VestaCP that is lightweight and can be installed on a VPS with 512MB RAM, I recommend choosing a VPS with KVM or Xen virtualization that has dedicated resources.
    Thanks for your advice, I read on the forum, some are recommending using Centos web panel, I easily picked a VPS 1GB RAM from web hosts on this forum but confusing on choosing which free panel I should use.

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    For a free control panel, CentOS web panel is a good choice.
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    It looks like you don't have experience with managing VPS so you may go for VPS only if you are interested in actually learning Server Management, but because no matter which control panel you use, you will still need some server management skills

    Just make sure to always keep backups of your data
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    Quote Originally Posted by VirtuBox View Post
    You will have better performance with a VPS
    Thats not necessarily true as both are essentially shared web hosting. Also, keep in mind that the OP mentioned getting a VPS with 512MB, so the VPS is going to be somewhat limited in that respect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpspeedster View Post
    I wanted to buy a shared hosting but with the budget to buy a share I could try a small VPS with 512 of RAM. I know its hard to compare in this case but if I buy a VPS THEN it is still better than a shared hosting in same price? any advice?
    Interesting question,

    Though I suppose that a shared hosting is not compared with a VPS 512 MB of RAM if they are not use a hosting panel. Because if you use LAMP or LEMP on your VPS with optimizations, a VPS with 512 of RAM is pretty strong to handle processes from your websites while the resource of a shared hosting can be limited by your hosting provider and it can be lesser than 512 MB RAM very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wpspeedster View Post
    Thanks for your advice, I read on the forum, some are recommending using Centos web panel, I easily picked a VPS 1GB RAM from web hosts on this forum but confusing on choosing which free panel I should use.
    Yes, CWP is good.
    Well complete but it sucks a lot of memory. It's good to have enough memory for him
    In my opinion:
    For a few websites: VestaCP (light and practical)
    For several websites: CWP (robust and more resourceful)

    Requirements CWP
    You must have a clean/fresh installation of supported operating systems: CentOS 6, RedHat 6 or CloudLinux 6, MINIMAL installation and English version only, CentOS 7 is NOT supported.
    32 bit operating systems require a minimum of 512 MB RAM
    64 bit operating systems require a minimum of 1024 MB RAM (recommended)
    Recommended System: 4 GB+ RAM so you would have the full functionality such as Anti-virus scan of emails.

    Minimum Requirements VestaCP
    RAM: 512MB
    CPU: 768Mhz
    Diskspace: 20GB
    Supported Operating Systems:
    For a smooth installation you will need a clean system also known as “Minimal Base Operating System”.
    RHEL 5, and 6
    CentOS 5, and 6
    Debian 7
    Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10, and 14.04


    I hope I have helped.
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    Hi wpspeedster,

    There are two key points when you are compare VPS to share hosting.

    First of all a share hosting platform can have up to 150+ accounts per server. If they offer unlimited plan this can translate to couple thousand of websites. Most sites are just a couple of static pages that will not consume a vast amount of resources. However if you have a couple of resource hoggers on the server, you can experience a tremendous slow down in speed on your own site. Secondly if you paying for that unlimited space but you only use 1gb of it than you have to understand that someone else is probably using 20+ gb from what suppose to be your resource pool. However share solution usually provide you with easy builder system for your website. A ton of script library you can one click install to your website. Some provider also offer free advertising network coupon like Google or Bing coupon. Search engine submission is usually provide for share hosting account.

    Second key point is for VPS platform. If you use a VPS platform that is un-managed you do need some technical skill to set it up. It is simple if you know the procedure but can be challenging if you have never done it before. You have to calculate the resource the server control panel is going to use, beside that you have to leave enough resource for your HTTP server, MySQL and other server that necessary to run. With 512mb of space you will probably not able to setup an e-mail server or a DNS server in combine with hosting server. Not all panel is going to use 1GB of memory but they are tough nut and do require resource to run. For paying panel you can go with Plesk or Cpanel. For opensource solution the basic version is free or the complete thing is free would be CentOS Web Panel, Virtualmin combo with Webmin, ISPConfig.

    In the end though. it can be conclude that one will provide you with a lot of useful tool but can be none flexible in term and can be slow sometimes. The other option will give you very flexibility in term of what you want to use or how you want to use it, it also offer you the most bang for your buck. However can be very costly to setup either in hour value or financial value. In the end the choice is base on what you think fit best for your circumstance.

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    Test yourself with the VPS and then decide to shift. VPS is for sure powerful and has more capacities but also, just because its a VPS, it doesnt makes it better for everyone. it will take some time to understand its management and functions

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