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Jul 7, 2015
Shared Hosting:
  1. In the shared hosting plan provided by the hosting provider, there will be about 300-500 websites hosted on a single dedicated server.
  2. Good for small websites.
  3. Low-cost hosting type.
Dedicated Server Hosting:
  1. A single server is provided to you with full control.
  2. Higher performance, security, and reliability.
  3. Good for large web applications, and high traffic websites.
Information source: Axpert Jobs
Mar 20, 2020
New Jersey
A lot of web hosts now offer both Shared (which is also called virtual) hosting and/or dedicated hosting. There are benefits and drawbacks to both. There are also reasons why you should choose one or the other. Selecting whether to have dedicated or shared hosting is an important decision. Lets explore the benefits and drawbacks of both and then I will give you some concluding remarks to help you choose what is right for you.

Shared Hosting: Shared, or virtual, hosting is when your website shares the space on a web hosts server with other websites. Each server has its own IP address which means if you choose shared hosting not only are you sharing the space, but you are also sharing the IP address with every other site on that server.

Dedicated: Having dedicated web hosting is when you have your own server in the hosts datacenter. There is no sharing the server space, IP address, or CPU usage. You control everything that happens on the server.

So, whats the conclusion? Well that is really up to you. The majority of people choose to go with shared hosting because it is a lot cheaper. If you are planning on opening a small business, a personal website, or blog you are probably better off going with shared hosting. If you are going to have a lot of traffic or your site will need the security of dedicated hosting than you need to make sure to go with dedicated hosting to prevent a lot of trouble in the future.
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