What are the important points to consider before purchasing a Shared or a VPS hosting?

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For running websites with low and medium traffic, I would like to know what are the important points to consider before purchasing a Shared or a VPS hosting?
Since I am newbie with VPS hosting, I am using a shared hosting for my blogs. How can I control a VPS and do a shared and a VPS have the differences?
 

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I would like to know what are the important points to consider before purchasing a Shared or a VPS hosting ?
Which type of hosting you choose depends on your requirements. You say your say have low/medium traffic so a shared hosting plan should be ample.

You should choose a VPS if you want your own server and it's complete resources dedicated to your sites, a VPS will also allow you to configure the server exactly as required compared with a shared hosting account where you will have limited control over what is and what is not enabled on the server.

A VPS is controlled from the command line or using a control panel such as cPanel or Plesk but if you purchase a fully managed server the hosting provider will set everything up for you and make any changes requested along with routine maintenance and monitoring of the server

I have heard this question a lot and always recommend you start on a shared hosting plan and upgrade to a VPS if or when you feel it is required, however If you do have a very large and traffic heavy site I would suggest getting a VPS. A good VPS with dedicated resources is more expensive, control panel licences and additional IP's do cost extra.
 

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In addition to this, I would recommend staying with a fully managed VPS host for a while since you're new. They'll take care of everything for you and be able to help if you run into any issues.
 

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I am using a shared hosting for my blogs. How can I control a VPS and do a shared and a VPS have the differences?
From my understanding, you run a series of websites for your blogs.
Possibly you are trying to build a PBN(private blog network)

Secondly the websites are low traffic, that is why you are using shared hosting.

Moving to a vps my be a good idea, but considering the cost and that your blogs are low traffic, I do not really see the need to upgrade.
Rather get more low priced share hosting accounts with different hosts so that they are linked for different IPs.

However, if you are developing a stand alone blog on different niches, you can get a VPS and manage you blogs from a centralized location. At such you will be able to manage and monitor your blogs better.
 

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A VPS is nice to have. And will help you learn a lot more about the world of server management. Shared hosting is always cheaper than VPS hosting. Although you can find VPS deals that are unmanaged for really cheap. But as others have stated a fully manged VPS would help out for beginners. Unless you are bent on learning from scratch like I did. Takes time but you will learn from trial and error. :)
 

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It's up to you to decide what your needs are. If you're planning to build a huge blogging platform where thousands of people are going to visit each month, you might want to consider VPS hosting, due to the demand you're going to have. However, if you're just starting up something smaller, grab shared hosting, and save yourself some cash.
 

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Which type of hosting you choose depends on your requirements. You say your say have low/medium traffic so a shared hosting plan should be ample.

You should choose a VPS if you want your own server and it's complete resources dedicated to your sites, a VPS will also allow you to configure the server exactly as required compared with a shared hosting account where you will have limited control over what is and what is not enabled on the server.

A VPS is controlled from the command line or using a control panel such as cPanel or Plesk but if you purchase a fully managed server the hosting provider will set everything up for you and make any changes requested along with routine maintenance and monitoring of the server

I have heard this question a lot and always recommend you start on a shared hosting plan and upgrade to a VPS if or when you feel it is required, however If you do have a very large and traffic heavy site I would suggest getting a VPS. A good VPS with dedicated resources is more expensive, control panel licences and additional IP's do cost extra.
Yes I am using shared hosting packages but I feel them slower than other big websites. Do their websites using a VPS which giving better loading speed?

In addition to this, I would recommend staying with a fully managed VPS host for a while since you're new. They'll take care of everything for you and be able to help if you run into any issues.
Mean the VPS hosting provider will control my hosting for me and everything I need to contact them if having hosting issues? How can I control my VPS for myself?

From my understanding, you run a series of websites for your blogs.
Possibly you are trying to build a PBN(private blog network)
What is a PBN(private blog network)? I only do a series of blogs in different niches which I suppose it will be easy to compete with other small or medium websites/blogs out there.
 

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Yes I am using shared hosting packages but I feel them slower than other big websites. Do their websites using a VPS which giving better loading speed?
This all depends on the hosting provider. Some providers have excellent shared hosting which will out perform any low end VPS however some hosts have awful shared hosting built on old hardware and outdated hosting platforms. The only way to be sure if a VPS will give better performance is to host your site on it and compare performance. If you are buying a mid tier VPS I would expect it to out perform any shared hosting but will be a lot more expensive.
 
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