What is the difference between shared hosting and VPS/VDS webhosting?

Started by admissioninfo123, Jul 23, 2022, 12:35 AM

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I was wondering if you could explain to me the difference between shared hosting and VPS/VDS hosting. Let's say I have created a website on my local computer and I want to publish it on the internet.
Should I use a hosting service or should I buy a server? I apologize if this is a silly question as I am not very familiar with this topic.

Thank you.


I would recommend going for VPS hosting. If you have a big website or have to choose between shared hosting that cost $3 and VPS, then VPS is the way to go. However, you will need to familiarize yourself with how the modules work on both shared hosting and VPS.

In most cases, you won't need an admin for VPS as the hosting company provides support, unlike dedicated servers which require admins.

Xavier Campbell


To put it simply, VPS is a reliable data storage system for websites, blogs, and online stores, but it can be more expensive compared to conventional hosting. However, it offers many advantages over regular hosting, and I highly recommend renting a server from a service provider if your website is small and used for personal or business branding purposes.

Even if you transfer your site to hosting first and then to VPS, you won't lose anything. I just want to caution you that VPS is more expensive and requires more complicated administration.


VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) or VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a service where users rent a virtual server to host your website software. VDS is a server with large resources that are somewhat limited by the user. VPS is a server with limited resources, but without restrictions, since the user has full access to the server. Summary: The difference is only in the number of resources provided and access to them...