Ep. 14 – The Difference Between Shared And Dedicated Hosting Explained


The Difference Between Shared And Dedicated Hosting Explained

Choosing a hosting platform can be tricky but is an essential decision that contributes to the success of your website. Explore the differences between shared and dedicated hosting.


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Host 1:                                  00:00                     Podcasting from Southern California, this is On The Net, your go-to for everything you need to know about how to get your business online and keep it there—brought to you by Lunarpages.  We’ll help you navigate the mystifying ins and outs of doing business in today’s digital era.  From web hosting to ecommerce to security and protection, if it has to do with your online presence, we’ve got it covered. Let’s get started

Host 2:                                  00:30                     Hello everyone. Welcome to On The Net where it’s all about your online presence. Thanks for joining us for. This podcast is designed to make doing business online easy for web designers, developers, bloggers, and online business of every shape and size. Whether you are new to buying web hosting or running a website, this podcast show will be able to answer your most burning questions.  If you’re confused about which web hosting service is best for you than today’s podcast will help you learn the difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting and why you would need dedicated or VPS. Let’s start with shared hosting. The main difference between shared and dedicated hosting is that with the former, the amount of disk space and bandwidth allotted is limited because you are sharing the server with other organizations. Whereas with a dedicated server hosting plan, your website is the only site hosted on the server, so there is no resource sharing.

Host 2:                                  01:28                     Shared hosting is more affordable and ideal for smaller organizations. Since one physical server is shared among several users who tap into the same resources, the cost of storage bandwidth and other features end up being divided among everyone. Besides its cost effectiveness, it’s ease of use makes shared web hosting a popular choice for small to mid-sized businesses. Since maintenance administration and security are managed by the shared hosting provider, it is the perfect choice for those who don’t know how to configure a server, install and upgrade software or don’t have the time and webmasters skills to perform technical maintenance. Now, let’s look at dedicated hosting. When your website is hosted on a dedicated server, you enjoy the exclusive use and control of all the server resources. The fact that you do not have to share space with anyone else, improves security. Additionally, you get to choose the operating system control panel, online applications and how you use the server.

Host 2:                                  02:29                     You get greater control of the website. It’s configuration and overall operating environment, even though they are more expensive. With dedicated hosting, you gained far better performance, speed, uptime, security and reliability, and way more resources for your money. As your business begins to grow, your website will need to expand to deliver more services to a higher number of customers. Surely you will also be adding more content that could and should include video streaming and high resolution photos. Also, if you’d like a unique IP address that you don’t have to share with other websites or you handle extremely sensitive transactions, you’ll need to upgrade your choice of web hosting. Plan to something more robust and secure at this point, taking into account your technical necessities, your budget, workload and business needs. You might have to consider moving to a dedicated server. Okay, so that covers shared and dedicated hosting.

Host 2:                                  03:25                     Let’s move on to VPS. Hosting VPS is a happy compromise between shared and dedicated. VPS uses virtualization technology to split the powerful physical server into multiple virtual servers so that it can function like several separate servers. With VPS. other websites will be hosted on the same hardware as yours, but your website is the only domain for your specific virtual compartment. You get a unique operating system, dedicated storage and resources like powerful CPU, scalable, Ram, and unlimited bandwidth. Another bonus, there are no email restrictions. With VPS hosting any business requiring greater performance control, flexibility, security and customized functionalities will benefit from dedicated hosting or VPS. Both are an ideal match for large businesses with huge transaction volumes, ecommerce websites, video streaming sites, dynamic sites with large databases and applications. VPS gives you reliable resources and top-notch security features have a dedicated server without having to pay for the much pricier dedicated hosting plans. That’s all we have time for. On this episode of on the net next week, we will continue our web hosting conversation as we talk through cloud hosting. You can listen online, but you can also subscribe to the podcast on iTunes to get future episodes delivered to you automatically. Until next time, here’s to wishing you all the best with your website endeavors. Thanks for listening and take care.

Host 1:                                  05:07                     Thank you for listening to the latest edition of Lunarpages podcast On the Net. Remember, it’s all about your online presence. If you like what you heard, please share our podcast. Join us next week as we take on another

Host 1:                                  05:21                     need to know topic around doing business in the digital era.


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