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What is Managed Hosting?
Managed WordPress hosting is a relatively new concept, largely popularized by the current leaders in the managed WordPress-hosting field: WPEngine. It’s aimed at taking the hassle out of managing the technical details of your own WordPress installation (features like automatic backups, enhanced security, automatic updates, daily monitoring and free restoration should you ever be hacked) and providing highly-optimized server configurations (with features like built-in caching and the promise of infinite scalability at an added cost). Typical examples of the types of websites using managed hosting include a huge range of enterprises – from small, low-traffic blogs to large-scale online magazines with hundreds of thousands of visitors a month.
What is Shared Hosting?
Shared hosting is by far the cheapest and most popular option – and is generally a great place to start. With shared hosting, you’ll be sharing the resources of the server – the memory, computational power, etc – between you and the other customers using that same server. The advantage of this kind of setup is that it keeps costs low for both you and for the hosting provider. The main disadvantage is that you’ll be getting a relatively unrefined space, usually on a generic-type server with limited resources over which you’ll have very little control. This means that shared space on a server can and will only take your site so far; as your site grows and becomes more popular, it may start to require more resources than your shared-hosting setup can provide. Typical examples of sites making the most of low-cost shared-hosting services include relatively low traffic blogs, design agencies, small e-commerce sites, individual freelancers and small businesses.
What is VPS Hosting?
With VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting, you’ll be allocated your own partition on a server with a protected and reserved amount of memory and computational power. Unlike shared hosting, there isn’t the potential for the performance of your website or data to be affected by any sudden demands placed on the server from other users. You’ll also usually be given full root access to the server should you ever need it and a lot more freedom to change certain performance-related aspects – like memory usage and power (at an additional cost) – as your business/website grows. This makes VPS hosting perfect for websites that grow relatively quickly. Typical examples of sites best suited to VPS hosting include those that expect to experience rapid growth, medium-sized businesses, and/or websites running relatively complex web applications.
What is Dedicated Hosting?
With dedicated hosting you’ll be assigned a physical server that’s solely dedicated to running your software/website – the full extent of the server’s memory and computational power will be at your disposal, ensuring consistently high performance. While that might seem great at first, dedicated servers usually cost hundreds – sometimes thousands – of dollars a month to operate, usually require relatively extensive knowledge to set up and can often be troublesome to scale since they usually operate with a predefined amount of physical memory and computational power. With that in mind, dedicated hosting is usually used by only already established large businesses and advanced users who run high traffic websites, CPU-intensive web applications or complex databases.