Blog Web Design Web Hosting Types (Shared vs Dedicated)

Web Hosting Types (Shared vs Dedicated)

by Sa'ed Hammad


Web hosting means storing your web site on a public server.

Hosting can be  SHARED or DEDICATED.

>> Shared (Virtual) Hosting

Shared hosting is very cost effective.

With shared hosting, your web site gets its own domain name, and is hosted on a powerful server along with maybe 100 other web sites.

Shared solutions often offer multiple software solutions like e-mail, database, and different editing options. Technical support tends to be good.

Good: Bad:
  • Low cost. Cost is shared with others.
  • Reduced security due to many sites on 1 server.
  • Good for small business and average traffic.
  • Restrictions on traffic volume.
  • Multiple software options.
  • Restricted database support.
  • Own domain name.
  • Restricted software support.
  • Good support


>> Dedicated Hosting

With dedicated hosting, your web site is hosted on a dedicated server.

Dedicated hosting is the most expensive option. This option is best suited for large web sites with high traffic, and web sites that use special software.

You should expect dedicated hosting to be very powerful and secure, with almost unlimited software solutions.

Good: Bad:
  • Good for large business.
  • Expensive.
  • Good for high traffic.
  • Requires higher skills.
  • Multiple domain names.
  • Powerful email solutions.
  • Powerful database support.
  • Strong (unlimited) software support.

You may also like

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.