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  • DembeRed
    Banned
    • Sep 2019
    • 2

    VPS vs Shared Hosting

    Hello everyone,,

    I'm in the process of learning web development and have reached the stage where I'd like to get a website running. Ideally I'd like to create my own portfolio site, have an area for testing, and eventually be able to provide clients with live demos (this will probably be quite far in the future).

    Will a shared hosting plan be okay for this? What are the disadvantages as opposed to using a VPS from somewhere like DigitalOcean? I currently have zero experience with Linux and server management in general (I've only ever used shared hosting for my sites in the past). Is this something I should learn as a prospective web developer?

    Thank you!!!
  • DembeRed
    Banned
    • Sep 2019
    • 2

    #2
    Originally posted by DembeRed View Post
    Hello everyone,,

    I'm in the process of learning web development and have reached the stage where I'd like to get a website running. Ideally I'd like to create my own portfolio site, have an area for testing, and eventually be able to provide clients with live demos (this will probably be quite far in the future).
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    Will a shared hosting plan be okay for this? What are the disadvantages as opposed to using a VPS from somewhere like DigitalOcean? I currently have zero experience with Linux and server management in general (I've only ever used shared hosting for my sites in the past). Is this something I should learn as a prospective web developer?

    Thank you!!!

    Thank you my issue has been solved Ideally I'd like to create my own portfolio site, have an area for testing, and eventually be able to provide clients with live demos,..

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    • johnsmith101
      Banned
      • Oct 2019
      • 1

      #3
      Earlier servers were so expensive that most people couldn't afford it. So the idea of sharing the costs and hence the "Shared hosting" was born.

      It's 2017 now. Technology has advanced and computers have become super powerful and cheap. If you're just starting now, I would suggest you to at least go for VPS.

      Having said that it's not neccessary that Shared hosting is bad or useless in 2017. It has its own benefits. But if you're opting for shared hosting just because you don't know linux is just like not exercising just because you're fat.

      With so much online tutorials available online (DigitalOcean itself has its own community filled with all sorts of tutorials), it's easy to learn it.

      So my personal suggesting is that you go for VPS in 2017.

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      • barrysingh101
        Junior Member
        • Oct 2019
        • 1

        #4
        Simply put, shared hosting means your site will share the same server as many other sites. It's usually the cheapest option but comes with limited bandwidth, administration, and performance capabilities. VPS hosting is a more premium option, with the ability for greater customization and increased performance.
        Last edited by admin; 11-13-2019, 10:22 AM.

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        • Akshay_M
          Junior Member
          • Apr 2019
          • 7

          #5
          According to me both are equally important. You just need to make sure the hosting according to your requirements. If your budget is less and and requirements are not that much high then you can choose shared hosting otherwise you can choose VPS hosting. In VPS hosting you get full root level access. Moreover, in VPS hosting physical server partitioned into multiple virtual servers.

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          • WarnerK
            Banned
            • May 2020
            • 34

            #6
            Shared hosting means sharing a server – and its resources – with other sites. That's bandwidth, storage… the lot. VPS hosting creates a virtual environment that imitates a dedicated server (where you get a server, and all its resources, to yourself), but within a shared hosting environment.

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            • ahmedarain24
              Banned
              • May 2023
              • 0

              #7
              Shared hosting: Shared hosting is a popular choice for beginners and those starting web development. Here are some pros and cons to consider: Advantages of shared hosting: User friendly: Shared hosting providers usually offer user-friendly control panels (such as cPanel) that simplify website management and deployment. Server management: The hosting provider takes care of server maintenance, security, and updates so the user can focus on her web development.Disadvantages of shared hosting: Limited resources: Because resources are shared among multiple websites, CPU usage, memory, and bandwidth limitations can occur, and website performance can suffer when other websites on the server experience heavy traffic. can affect Less flexibility and control: In a shared hosting environment, where the server is shared with other users, there are restrictions on server configuration and software installation.VPS Hosting: A VPS provides a virtualized server environment with more control and flexibility compared to shared hosting. However, managing a VPS requires more technical knowledge and experience. Here are some considerations: Advantages of VPS hosting: More control and customization: With a VPS, you have root access so you can configure your server environment according to your specific requirements. Install custom software, optimize performance, and manage security. Dedicated resource: Unlike shared hosting, VPS resources are dedicated to your website, which guarantees more stable performance.Drawbacks of VPS hosting: Technical knowledge required: Managing your VPS includes server administration tasks such as installing and configuring software, managing security, and performing regular updates. This requires knowledge of Linux and server administration, which you're right, I have no experience with. Higher cost: VPS hosting is generally more expensive than shared hosting as you pay for dedicated resources and more control. Considering your situation: Given my current lack of Linux and server administration experience, shared hosting is a wise choice to start with. This allows the user to focus on her web development while her hosting provider takes care of server-related tasks.

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              • ahmedarain24
                Banned
                • May 2023
                • 0

                #8
                AccuWeb.Cloud
                Originally posted by ahmedarain24 View Post
                Shared hosting: Shared hosting is a popular choice for beginners and those starting web development. Here are some pros and cons to consider:
                Advantages of shared hosting:
                User-friendly: Shared hosting providers usually offer user-friendly control panels (such as cPanel) that simplify website management and deployment. Server management: The hosting provider takes care of server maintenance, security, and updates so the user can focus on web development.
                Disadvantages of shared hosting:
                Limited resources: Because resources are shared among multiple websites, CPU usage, memory, and bandwidth limitations can occur, and website performance can suffer when other websites on the server experience heavy traffic.
                Less flexibility and control: In a shared hosting environment, where the server is shared with other users, there are restrictions on server configuration and software installation.
                VPS Hosting: A VPS provides a virtualized server environment with more control and flexibility compared to shared hosting. However, managing a VPS requires more technical knowledge and experience.
                : Advantages of VPS hosting:
                More control and customization: With a VPS, you have root access so you can configure your server environment according to your specific requirements. Install custom software, optimize performance, and manage security.
                Dedicated resource: Unlike shared hosting, VPS resources are dedicated to your website, which guarantees more stable performance.
                Drawbacks of VPS hosting:
                Technical knowledge required: Managing your VPS includes server administration tasks such as installing and configuring software, managing security, and performing regular updates. This requires knowledge of Linux and server administration, which you're right, I have no experience with. Higher cost: VPS hosting is generally more expensive than shared hosting as you pay for dedicated resources and more control. Considering your situation: Given my current lack of Linux and server administration experience, shared hosting is a wise choice to start with. This allows the user to focus on her web development while her hosting provider takes care of server-related tasks.

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