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In shared hosting, one’s web site is placed on the same server as many other sites, ranging from a few to hundreds.

Typically, all domains may share a common pool of server resources, such as RAM and the CPU. As cost is extremely low, most websites with moderate traffic levels running standard software are hosted on this type of server. Shared hosting is also widely accepted as the entry-level option as it requires minimum technical knowledge.

PROS: Easy to maintain, cheap

CONS: No root access, limited ability to handle high traffic levels or spikes, site performance can be affected by other sites on the same server

A virtual private server hosting divides a server into virtual servers, where each website is hosted on their own dedicated server, but they’re actually sharing a server with a few different other users. The users may have root access to their own virtual space and better-secure hosting environment with this type of hosting. Websites that need greater control at the server level, but don’t want to invest in a dedicated server.

PROS: Server root access, moderate cost, better server performance than shared hosting.

CONS: Limited ability to handle high traffic levels or spikes, your site performance can still be somewhat affected by other sites on the server.

A dedicated server offers the maximum control over the web server your website is stored on – You exclusively rent an entire server. Your website(s) is the only website stored on the server.

PROS: Powerful server performance and total server customization.

CONS: With great power comes a greater price. Dedicated servers are very expensive and it’s only recommended to those who need maximum control and better server performance.