5 Reasons to Choose VPS Hosting Over Shared Hosting
A lot of people are under the impression that finding the right web hosting service is a pretty simple and straightforward proposition.
Literally nothing could be further from the truth.
It has become so mission critical for you to have a quality website in place today to compete in business that without the right web host – a web host that will help you build and grow your business without putting obstacles in your way – you stand no real chance of success whatsoever.
Obviously, going with a shared hosting package is going to save you a little bit of money up front, but there are at least five reasons to choose VPS hosting over shared hosting if you’re serious about making serious money.
Let’s break them down below!
VPS hosting provides much more control
Even if you do not intend to administrate your website all on your own (instead of outsourcing that to a tech savvy individual or operation), you’re still going to want to go with VPS hosting to enjoy the kind of complete freedom your business needs.
Shared plans are exactly that – shared with everyone else – which is why you’ll never have the kind of control you’re looking for. A Virtual Private Server is first and foremost private, giving you the control you need.
A VPS package has more resources
Again, shared hosting is going to share all of the hosting resources with every website that is on that particular server. That means that if anyone on the server gets a tremendous amount of traffic, or if anyone is attacked, everyone on the shared server will have to deal with the repercussions.
With a VPS you aren’t going to be limited when it comes to resource sharing. This alone is reason enough to sign up for VPS services.
A VPS hosting solution will help you with search engine optimization
Though you’re still going to have to put in quite a bit of leg work when it comes to search engine optimization regardless of how you will host your sites, a VPS is going to make things easier for you – that’s for sure.
Speed, security, and the uptime of your website will all have an impact on your search engine rankings, and with a VPS all of those factors will be significantly better than they would be with shared packages.
A VPS hosting solution is going to be much more secure
Again this all goes back to the shared nature of shared hosting.
Hackers and crackers are out there for sure, and they are looking for the lowest hanging fruit to attack – the kind of people on shared hosting that will have to deal with any and all security vulnerabilities from any of the other websites on that shared solution.
The only way to avoid your neighbor leaving your door unlocked is to go with a VPS solution.
VPS hosting services are effortless to establish and set up
Finally, a VPS hosting service is going to be as close to effortless to establish and set up as any other hosting package you have the opportunity to take advantage of. Some people are going to tell you that it’s going to require a degree in rocket science, but nothing could be further from the truth.
There are a ton of guides (including video walk-throughs) to help you get up and running, and when combined with all of the other benefits to a VPS solution, you’d have to be a little bit crazy to go in any other direction.
VPS doesn’t cost as much as you think
If you’re under the impression that VPS hosting is going to burn a hole in your wallet, you’re wrong. Reputable companies like GoDaddy, InterServer and others offer VPS for as low as $19.99 a month. They will occasionally offer discounts for first month (sometimes three) where you pay $4.99 per month. You can find these offers through Google or at sites like this.