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- Cost effective
- Easy to administer through cPanel or other interface
- Share resources
- You can only use software that is on the server
- PHP version may not suit your needs
- Other sites may hogg resources
- Less control
- Basic security
Virtual Private server (VPS)
The next step up from shared hosting is a VPS. This web hosting type offers much more control and security because you own one of the server’s partitions. This means you can run any software you like (including your own operating system) without affecting other users on the server. However, this additional flexibility comes with additional complexity. This is why you can lease a VPS barebone or fully managed. Your VPS still shares some resources such as the server’s power supply and other generic computer components.
- Great flexibility to run your own software
- Good control
- Good security
- Cost effective
- More complex to manage
A dedicated server gives you full control. All server resources are yours to manage as you see fit. Dedicated servers will suit organisations that experience heavy traffic on their site with large bandwidths. Dedicated servers, like a VPS, can be self-managed or fully managed for you. Your dedicated server is also great for those that require specialised software that may not be allowed on shared hosting accounts.
- Total control
- Maximum security
- More expensive
- Complex to manage
Cloud hosting and cloud computing are the latest trends in modern web site hosting. Cloud hosting can be shared, virtual or dedicated with similar pros and cons as conventional web hosting. The big difference is that resources are drawn from enormously large infrastructures which means you will never run short of capacity. Often, cloud hosting has a PAYG component which is great for web sites that have large spikes in visitor numbers. If traffic is slow, you pay little but when traffic peaks you pay for the additional resources that you utilise without having to up or downgrade every time.