Pros & Cons of VPS and Dedicated Server

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Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a hosting which allows many websites to use the same server setting out their resource limits like RAM and bandwidth. Generally, VPS hosting is comfortable with small business websites or large personal sites where limited resource limits are needed. People don’t like getting network traffic to slower down their sites that is why they prefer VPS hosting as it controls the load of traffic data very well and it is affordable too.

Pros of VPS Server

  • This type of hosting is suitable for simple sites which don’t receive huge traffic load.
  • It offers intermediate level of performance as it suits to small business or large personal websites.
  • Not very costly as compared to dedicated server.
  • With VPS hosting, no matter if the user is sharing many physical resource limits, but he is still free to use his own configured control panel and private server.
  • This hosting is not actually reserving the resource limits (RAM, CPU or bandwidth). In fact, everything is handled under ‘cloud’.
  • As user is not sharing any hardware, he does not have to worry about the maintenance and security. The hosting company is responsible for this.
  • It is very secure.
  • With VPS, user is sharing the limited resources which means sharers will not affect the user.

Cons of VPS Server

  • As the client is only sharing the resources, the features would be limited.
  • It allows limited user to share on same server.
  • VPS hosting users cannot monitor the complete server as it has limited environment of sharing.
  • VPS hosting is only preferable for small business or personal websites, but if you are looking for massive business plans then dedicated server will be needed.
  • A lot of technical knowledge is required to manage and maintain it.

A dedicated server is all for user’s own personal use. In this hosting, user has a complete authorization to setup the hosting environment and have rights to all the resources of the system. As there is no sharing in it, the user experience great performance along with immense resource limits. Especially, if the user requires a big space and big business websites, dedicated server is preferred as it offers high level of security. In sense to large scalability, this type of server hosting is beneficial to generate quite handsome revenue for business scale websites.

Pros of Dedicated Servers

  • While choosing dedicated hosting server, user has full access to all the resources and server.
  • As there is no sharing at all, usage will not slower down the server.
  • It allows incredible performance and reliability, especially if a website is getting huge network traffic.
  • A dedicated server offers flexible server environment to the firms that fulfills all their required needs. They can monitor a whole server and their configurations according to what they really need.
  • As user has dedicated server, it means he has unique IP address. This is very necessary while using large e-commerce websites that requires credit card processing.

Cons of Dedicated Servers

  • They are very expensive than VPS because requires complete server authorization and configuration.
  • If user is not aware of the site traffic and performance then going for dedicated server is not good.
  • It requires higher knowledge and fully monitoring job on regular basis which consumes a plenty of time and money.
  • This type of hosting is all depending on user’s responsibility to secure the server. Only user is the only handler that is why he is only going to maintain the security parameters and installing the necessary anti-virus software.