What is shared web hosting ?
Shared web hosting (shared hosting) is simply when one server hosts multiple websites. This is a common and efficient solution for website hosting. The server is then shared with other websites, which makes hosting affordable. But shared hosting often comes at the expense of performance.
Especially if you have a website with heavy applications, lots of storage or many visitors, then having your own dedicated server in the form of a VPS is a good solution.
What is a dedicated server (VPS) ?
With a dedicated server (VPS), websites are hosted individually. VPS servers offer a number of advantages over shared hosting. Those advantages are mainly loading speed and security.
Hence, they come into their own with heavier websites that demand a lot from a hosting server. If your organization has multiple websites and applications, they can also be put together on their own VPS.
Do I need a VPS ?
Whether you need your own server cannot be said immediately. In general, we advise customers who have a lot of demands on the accessibility and speed of their website to get their own VPS. Or when there is a great need for peak load or a lot of storage, for example for video files.
Rented VPS cloud server
A VPS has the advantage that it is a fully leased server in the cloud, which means that maintenance on the server's hardware is outsourced to specialists. Webpower is responsible for system administration and maintenance of the server.
Are you thinking about having your own server for your website or application? Want to speak with a specialist about the advantages or disadvantages of shared hosting versus having your own VPS? Schedule a video meeting and we'd love to hear from you.