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Shared hosting vs VPS hosting

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
Technical support Yes1 Limited
Dedicated IP address No Yes
Additional IP address No Yes
Domains limit Yes No
Additional users Only in Reseller hosting Yes
Automatic backups Yes, paid Yes, paid
Manual backups Yes Yes
Data migration Yes2 No
Custom server name No Yes
Shared resources Yes No
Graphical control panel Yes, cPanel Yes, installed manually
Custom OS No Yes
SSH(terminal) access Yes, limited Yes
Emails Yes Yes
File Manager Yes Yes
FTP Yes Yes
Database management Yes Yes
SSL support Yes Yes
Cron tasks Yes Yes
Antivirus Yes Yes
Installatron Yes Not by default
PHP Yes Yes
Ruby Yes Yes
Python Yes Yes
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.

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