Choosing a hosting provider can be as confusing as choosing an insurance company – you want to make sure you’re covered in all the right places. This is why it’s so important that you compare and contrast the three hosting services available (VPS, shared and dedicated), in regards to your needs and wants.
In our last hosting post, Mary explained the difference between VPS versus Shared hosting – two choices that work for many people, for different reasons but if you are trying to run a lucrative business online, it may not be right for you. Today we’re going to take a look at VPS versus dedicated hosting, and hopefully help you narrow down the option for your web services!
Dedicated hosting is when you lease an entire server to yourself – no sharing at all! This option is more flexible and manageable for those who prefer to privately oversee all their personal and professional website(s) and content. While it is a little more expensive than VPS and shared hosting, the benefits of choosing dedicated hosting are worth every penny.
What are the advantages of a Dedicated Hosting? Control, Security and ROI
Dedicated hosting offers you 100% control over your server (which equals better performing websites). VPS allows you some control, but with dedicated you literally have control of everything – software, resource allocation, virtual modules and more. Being in control of these hosting elements also means you get to customize the hardware and operating system, allowing you to get exactly what you were looking for. Dedicated hosting can also handle larger amounts of content, and utilizes extreme security measures to make sure your data is always protected. It’s also known to have a larger return of investment. Your virtual server can earn you handsome profits with SherWeb’s high quality hosting reseller program.
Should you be Dedicated?
While shared hosting is a popular choice amongst many people with small sites and VPS may suit your current business needs, dedicated hosting is the best option if you have a high traffic website(s) and are looking to move forward and monetize on it (them). It’s also a great alternative from VPS for existing and potential business owners whose business is largely e-commerce based – whether at home or in a small office. Always remember to research these three options to figure out which solution is best for you.