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The most important point that should be looked into while starting a website is hosting platform and resource requirement. It is very important, which kind of hosting you opt for the website. There are different kinds of hosting plans with different features; you should choose the one which is much suitable for the website. Hosting can be on Shared environment / VPS environment.

Shared Hosting:

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Shared hosting is nothing but multiple websites of different customers are hosted on a server. If you have started a business and you are expecting minimum number of visitors then this is a better option. Also if you are thinking about the expenditure or if you have a limited investment for hosting then shared hosting is preferable as it is most economical.

Benefits of Shared Hosting:

  • It is a very good option, if you have limited number of blogs and small websites as it is easy to maintain.
  • It is economical.
  • Technical maintenance is not required.

Drawbacks of Shared Hosting:

  • It has of limited resources.
  • Resources allocated to the server are shared among all the websites.
  • There is a slight chance of your website getting affected, if any other site hosted on the same server has some malicious content. This can happen only if server doesn’t hold required security software.
  • If your website require any specific application or specific files then it may not be possible, as you need to go with resources allocated.

VPS Hosting:

VPS Hosting From Host Department

Virtual Private Server Hosting is like customizing accordingly as per your conditions/requirements. Companies, who are working on multiple websites or the applications they hold require high/dedicated server resources and with limited budget, would go for VPS service. If the website is dealing with high security content and planning to host multiple blogs or sites then VPS Hosting is preferable. Also, if business is expanding and expecting a huge traffic for the website over some time then VPS Hosting can be opted.

Benefits of VPS Hosting:

  • Can opt for required space and bandwidth as per your requirement; and the resources opted are not shared with other customers websites/applications.
  • You can manage the VPS server, installed applications and services on your own.
  • As per your requirement, you can install and manage any third party applications.
  • You can have the backup at any point of time.

Drawbacks of VPS Hosting:

  • You need to have technical knowledge to manage the server and the installed applications.
  • Unlike shared hosting, cost is bit higher.

When should you upgrade Shared Hosting to VPS Hosting?

You can choose to upgrade from shared hosting to VPS hosting under following reasons:

  • If you wish to expand your business.
  • Planning to host more blogs and sites.
  • If you wish to have the whole control of the site and the server.
  • If you want dedicated resources allocated for your website or applications, but cannot afford the expense of your own server.

Conclusion: If your website is small and hosts limited number of blogs then shared hosting is advisable. But if you want a high security, good performance then VPS Hosting is advisable.

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Confused between Shared Hosting, Premium Hosting and VPS Hosting!

Most people gets confused among these hosting plans and many of them have inquired about it. Some even asked if you have everything unlimited in shared hosting then why do we require premium hosting and VPS. The answer to this question is in the table below which describes what actually happens in shared hosting, premium hosting and VPS hosting, but before that let us see what actually is the definition of all these hosting plans.

Shared Hosting:

A shared web hosting  refers to a web hosting service where many websites reside on one web server. Each site “sits” on its own partition to keep it separate from other sites. This is generally the most economical option for hosting, as many people share the overall cost of server maintenance.

Premium Hosting:

It refers to web hosting service where limited users are allowed on one server and powerful premium servers are used in this hosting service and it is somewhat expensive when compared to shared hosting.

VPS Hosting:

Virtual Private Server web hosting is probably the most flexible and versatile, web hosting solution available today. It can be used for practically any web hosting purpose that you think of  but it is expensive when compared to shared hosting and premium hosting. It is well on its way to becoming the most widely used web hosting service, although the majority of people still consider the shared hosting accounts as the best hosting service to go with. This, however, is quite an outdated opinion, considering the fact that the VPS hosting was a subject to a constant development during the past several years.

Shared Hosting Premium Hosting VPS
CPU usage 15% 25% 100%
Mails per hour 250 750 Unlimited
RAM Shared by multiple people Shared by limited Used by the owner
Server based Shared server Powerful Premium server Virtual private server
Website Link Shared Hosting Premium Hosting VPS

Host Department LLC. introduces Virtual Private Server(VPS) Hosting Plan in both Linux and Windows platforms. The Virtual Private Server (VPS) is designed to be economical, by allowing multiple customers to share the resources of one computer, yet with an extremely high degree of privacy and insulation. The separation is achieved by running a complete separate operating system for each customer.

VPS plan

VPS plan

Find the features of Linux and Windows VPS Hosting Plans below:

Linux VPS Hosting Plan:

VPS customers have “root” level access and can enjoy many of the benefits of a dedicated server, at a much lower cost. VPS is like living in a town house, without the long term house payment!

Host Department is pleased to offer Linux VPS hosting starting with our entry level $13.95 per month plan all the way up through our Enterprise level plans! We use state of the art hosting management software, called Virtuozzo, to implement our VPS environments.

Free Plesk Panel for first month for Linux VPS Hosting Customers.

Windows VPS Hosting Plan:

Windows VPS is ideal for companies and individuals that run high-traffic websites, complex applications or require customized environments that can’t be provided in shared hosting, and yet do not wish to have the overhead cost of dedicated server along with better control over the security. With full of administrative access you can able to manage your own server and fulfill the requirements which a shared hosting can’t offer.

Host Department is pleased to offer Windows VPS hosting for all plans, starting with our entry level $29.95 per month plan all the way up through our Enterprise level plans! We use state of the art hosting management software, called Virtuozzo, to implement our VPS environments.

The expert staff at Host Department always make sure that your virtual server is up and running 99.999% of the time. This is simply because we understand this pretty well that even a minute of downtime can lead to a big business loss for you.

It’s been years asked by our customer to introduce the VPS hosting solutions, but we are in the process of making our existing hosting products more stronger and secure. At last we are ready to introduce you, the most awaiting and exciting product of this year. Yes, we are introducing you our VPS hosting solutions powered with the Virtuozzo and Xen support.

Most of you may aware that VPS ( Virtual Private Server ) is nothing but having several virtual servers in one single high powered physical server. The Xen technology divides all the servers resources equally to the virtual servers, we created our plans very affordable, our plans are as much cheap as like shared web hosting. It means you can get VPS server just for a shared hosting price. Still have any doubts ? come and chat with us, or call us at 1866-887-HOST(4678).

We are offering both Windows VPS and Linux VPS plans, and our plans starts from 13.95/Month. After reviewing lots of hosts, we have decided to provide the VPS hosting at very cheap prices, for further details please contact our Live Chat support or Call us at our toll free number (1866-887-HOST(4678)).

Control Panel is the most important tool in web hosting service. Earlier, I wrote about how H-SPHERE defeats all Control Panels with its complete features. However, I realize that still many users look for CPanel. They say that CPanel is more suitable for them to use. What do they look for in CPanel?

Simpler User Interface (User Friendly)
This is the first that people look for in Cpanel, user friendly interface. People say that Cpanel has very easy to use features that make web hosting service worth its price. You get to use friendly web based interface that is suitable for beginners to professionals. You don’t have to worry about complicated Control Panel. Even that you still begin to learn about web hosting, you can manage your web hosting account without any hassle (hassle-free).

Fantastico Scripts

Fantastico is the other feature that users must want so much when they use CPanel, Fantastico. This feature offers you numerous ready to use scripts that you can install within minutes, with few clicks of your mouse only. The scripts are various – blog, forum, content management, etc. There is no worry for complicated installations. Even, the blindest person in web hosting can install fantastico scripts easily. In H-SPHERE, you will find the scripts in EasyApps, different name but the same feature.

With these two helpful abilities that CPanel offers to web hosting users, who will not look for them. Everybody looks for simplicity, everybody looks for no hassle, and everybody looks for easiness. The only minus that CPanel has might be only that it can only offer UNIX web hosting plans and still not available for Windows. However, being simple and easy to use are still a good offer.

~Gabrielle~

Now Host Department is offering cPanel Control Panel to Linux Shared Hosting Plans at affordable prices starting from $2.95/ per month