VPS is similar to shared hosting in that your website shares a server with other sites, but there are fewer sites sharing space and resources and the server is partitioned out into different virtualized server environments. Unlike shared hosting, VPS usually provides baseline resources that you’re guaranteed, as well as additional resources available at a moment’s notice should your site experience a traffic spike.
Think of VPS like living in a condo. While you still share the same building as other residents, you are responsible for the maintenance of your property and any repairs that need to be carried out inside your condo. Plus, there are fewer residents and you get your own allocated car parking space.
- More affordable than a dedicated server and you pay for what you need.
- More secure.
- It’s fast. You are allocated more resources compared to shared hosting.
- It’s scalable. A VPS can grow with your site as your server needs increase over time.
- More expensive than shared hosting.
- Difficult to configure, taking longer to get your website up and running.