Shared hosting or dedicated hosting?

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We often talk about shared resources for the management of the web space, data, sites or blogs are a good start for newbies but if you have a high budget then a dedicated server will be a good choice? I would like to know some comparisons: what is better, a shared hosting or a dedicated hosting?
 

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The answer is that there is no better solution than the other but it is essential to take into account the needs of each one, as simple as this!

Firstly, you need to know what is a shared hosting?
A shared hosting is a reserved space, a personal plot, within a server shared by several users. This server is capable of hosting several websites at the same time by subdividing its space or hosting capacity into smaller spaces, where each of the hosted websites resides.
To put a very simple simile, it is as if the server were a block of flats. In this case the floors would be the hosting spaces that house the people who live in it. These people share a common space and resources, in the same way that the owners of Linux or Windows hosting e a shared hosting share server resources with other users (disk space, CPU, RAM, monthly transfer, bandwidth, IP, etc.)

Shared web hosting is a useful solution for those who do not know or do not want to manage a dedicated server, which requires having advanced knowledge of server management. Another advantage of shared hosting that must not be forgotten is that its cost is much lower , since the available space is smaller and the machine is shared with other users. On the other hand, the provider of the hosting will be responsible for ensuring maximum security of the server and make backup copies of it, so that the user of the shared hosting can be quiet about the security of your space. Another advantage of shared hosting is that it is easily scalable, so that if a user subsequently needs to expand the capacity of their hosting, they can easily hire a superior web hosting plan.

Despite all these advantages of shared hosting, more advanced users or with larger projects are undoubtedly decided by dedicated hosting, that is, by having and managing their own server.
Naturally, having a server for exclusive use guarantees greater autonomy in the administration of a website and have the capacity to host multiple websites or even create a testing environment to build our project little by little and put it online when it is completed. Dedicated hosting, in addition, is the ideal solution for those who need to configure the server in their own way or want to develop applications in languages not supported by shared hostings ( Java or Python type).

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It is also the right solution for those who need to have all the bandwidth to support a lot of traffic without the operation of the server being affected by it. An own server also has its own IP, while shared hosting users will also share the IP address.

In short, if we have several projects underway, it will surely be cheaper to hire a dedicated server to host all our projects that do not hire several shared hostings.

So, once again, depending on your needs of each one and the size of their projects, one solution will be cheaper than the other.
 

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I like your answer i.e credits goes to google also, about the ip addresses even with shared hosting you can request a dedicated ip btw ;)
 

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Oh and forget to mention that nowadays you can get a dedicated server with 10€/month and at least 1TB hdd while in shared hosting its really hard to get with that price.
 

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We often talk about shared resources for the management of the web space, data, sites or blogs are a good start for newbies but if you have a high budget then a dedicated server will be a good choice? I would like to know some comparisons: what is better, a shared hosting or a dedicated hosting?
There is no doubt that dedicated server is best choice if you have budget and if you know how to manage it. I.e, just think about would be better to share your room/bed with 10,20,50,100 perosns or it would be better to take just for yourself...
 
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Hi - If i had a choice, I'd always go Dedicated, but here's the catch...

With a single dedicated server, there is no failover, meaning if your Dedicated Server's hardware fails. You could be out of service for days. Although with Shared Hosting from most hosting providers, there is a failover making your website online 99.9999% of the time. Although your Dedicated Server will be able to handle website traffic faster as long as your bandwidth permits.
 

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Chris, you can and you need to have external backups in both cases, assuming you know that there is a risk of 50% more drive failure in shared hosting instead of own dedicated server due for intensive work with alot of customers/websites as because nowadays everyone is overselling. Thats why backup is neccessary.
 
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Hi. in this case cloud hosting is the winner!
99.9 Uptime due to bgp reduant network
extra ftp backups
free cpanel

even more today many isp with free cloud hosting so why we should buy server or shared?
 
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If you are a startup then the best option would be shared hosting. The costs would be far much cheaper than what you would have to invest to get dedicated servers. It is always wise to make a little initial investment to test the waters after which you can then choose a dedicated server as per the needs of the business especially when upgrading.
 
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Choosing between shared hosting and dedicated hosting is you need to comprehend what degree of control is appropriate for your organization.
 
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Shared and Dedicated are the 2 different aspects of hosting. In shared hosting, main server/node resources uses by many users and also shares one ip for multiple accounts. In dedicated hosting, client have dedicated resources with dedicated ip. But there is huge difference in service cost. If we want more resources for hosting plan then go for dedicated. Otherwise shared hosting is also good option.
 
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I strongly believe that in different cases there is various subjective «better», e.g. shared hosting can be better if you have a small business and you don't need recourses more than you have with a shared hosting plan which is much cheaper compared with a dedicated hosting. It's good when you don't have enough technical knowledge to set up a server and software and upgrade it. But if you have to manage a huge project, you have a lot of websites, your company grows and more computing resources are needed, you have good support staff or you're tech skilled then dedicated hosting will be surely a better solution. Preferences come with someone's aims and needs.
 
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I don't really like shared hosting. I had problems with it previously and now trust only dedicated hosting.
The lack of support, unclear neighbors and most of the times hidden limits made me anxious. I run only 2 websites, but still prefer my data to be safe. Also, I love an expert administration of the server. It makes my life so much easier.
 
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