Hostens provides two types of hosting packages: Shared hosting and VPS hosting. This article compares them and helps you understand each of the package’s pros and cons. Allowing you to choose the more suitable option for you.
|Shared hosting||VPS hosting|
|Dedicated IP address||No||Yes|
|Additional IP address||No||Yes|
|Additional users||Only in Reseller hosting||Yes|
|Automatic backups||Yes, paid||Yes, paid|
|Custom server name||No||Yes|
|Graphical control panel||Yes, cPanel||Yes, installed manually|
|SSH(terminal) access||Yes, limited||Yes|
|Installatron||Yes||Not by default|
|Node.js||Only in Reseller hosting||Yes|
|Custom software installation||No||Yes|
|Custom server configuration||No||Yes|
1 Technical support is provided for server-related issues, we do not manage, update or configure individual websites.
2 Data(Website, emails) migration is available, but this kind of request should be discussed with a support specialist, who would evaluate the individual case and decide if we can do that and on what conditions.
Generally, the shared hosting packages are more suitable for those not wanting to be involved in server configuration and management part. You would only be responsible for the files you are hosting on this server.
VPS server is a self-managed server, where a customer is the server administrator, being responsible for everything from the service configuration to troubleshooting the software issues.
Most of the applications are preinstalled and preconfigured on shared hosting, while on VPS server, you would need to do that manually based on your individual requirements, but that also allows you to install almost anything on the server.