WordPress Hosting – Performance Comparison on Shared vs. VPS Hosting

What makes WordPress so popular? The simple answer to this is its ease of use and versatility. It can be used either as blog , or as a powerful CMS or as a complete website on various platforms like shared server, virtual private server,  dedicated server or on mobile platform.

Using WordPress, both seasoned as well as beginners can build blog/websites quite easily. It facilitates the developers to  build, customize and enhance their websites as per their need. Countless plugins and themes offering thousands of features are freely available on WordPress site, they can help you make your website user-friendly and eye catching.


WordPress Hosting – Shared Hosting Vs VPS Hosting

Obtaining answers of the following will enable you to take correct a decisions in launching  your WP blog/website successfully. Are you a beginner or a seasoned webmaster? What exactly you intend to do?  What type of blog/website you intend to launch? How much traffic do you anticipate now and within one year from now? How much resource will your blog/website require? How much can you spend on launching and maintaining this project?

Now, if you are all set with the answers, it is time to take one more step towards the project implementation. First the user should decide if (I) he is a beginner (ii) he intends to launch his blog  with limited resource requirement (iii) If the answers to all these  is “Yes” then he needs not to go for a Dedicated Server Hosting. Choosing a platform where to launch your blog/website depends on what your requirement is.

Shared Hosting

If you are just beginner and wish to have some hands on experience on WordPress  then go for cheaper  hosting solution. Share hosting solution can fulfill this requirement.  At this stage, you will not need any resource rich service, which generally incurs more cost depending on the resource required.

Only thing you will need to ensure is their service availability so that you receive required technical assistance when you really need. But when you decide to go for a shared web hosting service for your WP Blog/Website, you should not forget that:

  • In shared hosting you do not get root administrative access.
  • As the name says, a server and all its resources are shared among many blogs/websites in a Shared Web Hosting.
  • Since resources are shared among many, some slowness can be experienced.
  • When your hosting provider is tempted, he will oversell his services causing frequent down-time, disk I/O problems, frequent reboots etc.
  • Slowness will eventually lead adversely affect your blog/website in search engine optimization.
  • Because yours is a part of many accounts residing on the same server, any action you may take will necessarily affect the others, your hosting service provider will not grant full permission to your account. So often, you may experience some permission related issues related, preventing you to carry out certain experiments/important task.
  • On the other hand, the shared hosting services are available at a cheaper rates.
  • It also offers user-friendly Control Panel like c-Panel with the plan, that helps you to easily manage your account.
  • In shared hosting you do not need to bother about the technical maintenance because this is done by your service provider.
  • Many blogs/websites with limited traffic and limited resource requirement, could be very well hosted on the shared environment and run.

VPS Hosting

When you think are all set for undertaking all round expansion of your blog/website, that may require more flexibility in technical management, more resource in comparison to shared hosting, and more  traffic than before, then you can consider a VPS hosting.

In recent years, trend of hosting WordPress on Virtual Private Server (VPS) has really grown sky high. In today’s competitive market, 1 GB VPS hosting is $8.15 / Month, which is almost near to Shared hosting price.

When you decide to go for a VPS hosting service for your WP Blog/Website, you always have two options available, one is (1) traditional VPS and (2) SSD VPS. Before we go into further details about traditional VPS service Vs SSD VPS, we should know what are the overall advantages of VPS hosting over shared hosting. Here they go:

  • To use VPS services requires considerable level of server management skill. Because unless you buy managed services, everything related to maintaining your VPS will have to be done by you.
  • Also you will be required to keep track of security patches, upgrade of plugins and applications and keep them updated. Unless you do this, you will frequently experience performance and security issues.
  • Because it offers you more resources and full administrative control it is always expensive in comparison to shared hosting. However, its prices are nothing to Dedicated Server.
  • The main technical issue experienced in VPS hosting is frequent of disk I/O. Because all VPS are hosted on the same node sharing all the resources including host network connection and disk I/O, so during the peak hours often such issue is experienced.
  • On the other hand, the VPS has hosting has lot more to offer; such as it offers you complete freedom in your website administration, because here you are offered root access to your account.
  • Since your server is isolated from the rest, it becomes more secure.
  • In comparison to shared hosting, VPS hosting is always faster as it has its own resources. You can adjust

Having understood how VPS and shared hosting, let us know how SSD VPS dominates the traditional VPS.

SSD VPS Hosting

Hardware capability of web server has huge impact on your WordPress blog performance. An innovation in hosting is the use of Solid State Drives or SSDs which are faster than traditional magnetic media. AccuWebHosting offers affordable SSD VPS hosting with ultra blazing disk read-write.

Advantages of SSD VPS

Solid State DrivesFor those new to the world of web hosting options, SSD stands for Solid State Drive and is a device for storing virtual data. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. A VPS is a web hosting function that holds a number of advantages for bloggers and businesses, especially those who host their sites on WordPress.

The purpose of a VPS essentially comes down to having a dedicated or standalone server, but at a much lower cost than either of these options. “Virtual” means this type of server shares resources with a larger server but does not entail using any hardware on its own.

As such, websites hosted on a VPS have access to all of the advantages and resources that come with having a private server without having to share with other websites. It is almost as cost-effective as a shared server, but does not compromise security, speed, or functionality the way a shared server might.

Optimal security

Optimal SecurityOne major concern for small businesses is security. When businesses have their data stolen or infiltrated, many of them do not survive the security breach because it is too difficult and complex to rebuild all of their data from scratch. The lost time, money, and other resources are too big of a detriment, which is why businesses need to take steps to make themselves invulnerable.

Shared hosting can make it easier for business websites to be compromised, which is why many shy away from cloud hosting. Websites often share the same security settings, leaving holes open for bots and hackers. This can lead to security breaches by viruses, malware, Trojans, and more.

A Linux or Windows SSD VPS, however, is not shared. As such, this option makes it much more difficult for your server to be compromised by any of the above threats to security, because your business is the only one on the server.

Maximum Uptime

Downtime for your company’s website is bad for business. When your site is down, potential clients are not spending time learning about your business’ products and services. These prospective clients may go elsewhere to seek out services from your competitors instead of from your business – all because they couldn’t see the information on your website.

It’s important for your website to be available at all times, because downtime can mean compromising SEO, leads, conversions, and, ultimately, business in general. Linux and Windows SSD VPS hosting from AccuWebHosting boasts a much higher uptime rate than other servers, including shared hosting options. That way, your site will always be accessible and easy to find for prospective clients.

Improved Performance

Speed is almost as important as availability. While shared servers may be a less expensive option, businesses often find their websites run more slowly as a result. On the other hand, hosting your site on an SSD VPS will all but guarantee consistent uptime and a fast website to help your business retain visitors.

Shared hosting environments often struggle with performance issues such as memory leak problems. Support for such a server can be frustrating, because businesses are not at fault for the slow performance of their websites. With a VPS from AccuWebHosting, you are not sharing server space with any other business’ website, resulting in improved speed and much better tech support.

Increased Flexibility

A website, blog, or e-commerce store often requires consistent updates and installations, and you should have the freedom to implement these changes whenever necessary. The ability to install whatever you need, whenever you need it should be a given.

No matter what the specifics may be, a VPS server gives you full control of the process to run a new, special script, a different job every 30 minutes, or whatever else you may want – without any issues that could compromise speed, uptime, or security.

Comparison between traditional VPS and SSD VPS

Following is comparison between traditional VPS and SSD VPS


VPS from AccuWebHosting

At AccuWebHosting, we specialize in SSD VPS that helps website owners feel secure and content with their websites. We offer support specific to Linux SSD VPS servers, an open operating system developed collaboratively.

Moving to VPS is simple with our services. We have 11 years of experience in the web hosting industry, with countless long-term clients who benefit from our extensive customer service and support. We handle everything from migration from your shared server to Linux or Windows VPS to all of the complex technicalities like upgrades and server setup. For more information on SSD VPS servers, contact AccuWebHosting today.

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