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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 This, however, is quite an outdated opinion, considering the fact that the VPS hosting was a subject to a constant development during the past several years.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

Many people thinks that premium hosting doesn’t have much advantage over shared hosting. But in reality it has many advantages over it. And a lot of customers asked us that what is the difference between Normal Web hosting (shared hosting) and Premium Web Hosting like, Premium Windows developer hosting, Premium Unix Hosting etc.

 Shared Hosting:

  • Shared hosting means numerous unrelated sites are hosted on one server.
  • Shared hosting cannot handle high traffic and is not appropriate for large websites
  • Shared hosting is economic in nature.

 Premium Hosting:

  • In Premium Hosting only few sites are hosted on a powerful server.
  • High traffic could be handled easily and it is suitable for large websites and shopping carts.
  • It is somewhat expensive than shared hosting but in both the cases you have to pay only according to your usage. Whatever you pay in premium hosting is worth.