Shared or VDS?

Started by Piyush, Dec 28, 2022, 08:26 AM

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PiyushTopic starter

Greetings! May I ask, if I have a website on opencart with 200,000 products, which hosting option would be more suitable for me: shared hosting or VPS? Currently, I am using Beget hosting.

Nancy Smith

In my opinion, VPS is a better option. However, it's not solely because of the additional "resources" but due to the increased flexibility and freedom to make changes. Additionally, there is no concern about sharing space with problematic "neighbors", provided you choose a reliable and trustworthy VPS like Beget, which I have tested before.

On the flip side, as the speaker has already mentioned, the downside to using a VPS is that you must manage everything independently. I would not classify it as a "disadvantage", but rather a "feature". Personally, I view this independence as a positive aspect.


When dealing with 200,000 products, one should definitely consider a dedicated server. One popular option is, which does not include VAT and may have performance issues with large queries in MySQL that are poorly paralleled. While Russia offers servers with 2.4 GHz per core and an average request of 500 meters, the frequency per core is ultimately more important than the number of cores. Unfortunately, i9 and i8 options are not available in Russia and most hosters only offer third-generation models. However, higher-performing options such as NVMe and 5GHz servers are available if there is a budget for it.

That being said, I have personally tested both and and found their performance to be more than decent.


Like the previous commentator, I also recommend choosing a VPS from this host. One benefit is that you can test it for a month without worrying about transferring the site. However, it would be helpful to provide more information about your specific needs, including the approximate traffic and workload for your products. Additionally, it's worth considering if you plan on expanding in the future.

In general, a VPS is a good choice if your product range and customer base are relatively stable. It's an especially wise option while you are still gaining experience. Plus, with a 30-day trial period, you can try out the VPS without any long-term commitment.


VDS is a type of hosting that offers a dedicated IP and guaranteed resources. Clients can adjust server resources without rebooting the VDS itself through OpenVZ virtualization. Additionally, VDS servers have the potential to exceed stated maximum performance, and users can choose from several limited operating systems, including Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu, and Debian.

Some advantages of VDS hosting include dedicated IP, guaranteed resources, the ability to increase server resources without restarting, and isolation. However, one disadvantage is that it requires experience with GNU/Linux administration. This is outweighed by the numerous control panels available that simplify server administration.

Virtual hosting offers slightly different advantages and disadvantages. The clear advantage is cost, with an average monthly payment of 80 rubles. However, virtual hosting does not offer guaranteed resources, has a shared IP, and does not allow for configuration file changes or additional software installation.


When it comes to hosting a website with a large number of products like yours, it would generally be recommended to switch from shared hosting to a Virtual Private Server (VPS). Shared hosting can become less efficient as the number of products increases, which could potentially result in slower website performance. With a VPS, you would have more dedicated resources and greater control over your hosting environment, allowing for better scalability and improved performance. However, it's important to consider other factors such as your technical expertise and budget before making a decision.

Shared hosting is a cost-effective option where multiple websites share the resources of a single server. In this setup, the server resources like CPU, RAM, and storage are divided among all the websites hosted on that server. Since resources are shared, the performance of your website can be affected by other websites on the same server. However, shared hosting is typically cheaper and requires less technical knowledge to get started.

On the other hand, VPS hosting provides more control and dedicated resources for your website. With a VPS, a physical server is divided into multiple virtual servers, each having its own dedicated resources. This means that your website's performance will not be affected by other websites on the same server. VPS hosting is generally more expensive than shared hosting but offers better performance, scalability, and customization options.

Overall, shared hosting is suitable for small websites with moderate traffic, while VPS hosting is recommended for websites that require more control, reliability, and performance. The choice depends on your specific needs, budget, and technical requirements.