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Hey guys, my name is christian taylor. Welcome back to crailer made where i like to talk about all things: branding, marketing and entrepreneurship. When building your first wordpress website, you probably googled wordpress hosts or how to install wordpress and went down the rabbit trail of exploring the most popular wordpress hosts, if you’re new to wordpress, you are likely confused by the wide variety of hosting packages Offered by companies what is shared hosting, can it run wordpress and what is a vps? Some hosts say they’re managed some are unmanaged.
What’s? The difference today i’ll, be breaking down what you need to know about different types of web hosting. So first, let’s start with shared hosting shared hosting, explains itself in the name. You’re, sharing your hosting with others, but what does that mean? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Well, in my video, where i explain the basics of web hosting, i talk about web hosting being a server or souped up computer, where your website files live.
When someone types in your domain name, their computer points to the server downloads the website files and displays the website so with shared web hosting you’re, sharing a server with many people. It really varies based on the web host, but there may be as many as hundreds or thousands of other websites hosted on the same server as yours.
The pros to this are that you can get hosting at a crazy, affordable cost anywhere from two dollars a month to ten dollars a month is pretty reasonable for basic shared hosting it’s, the most economic way to start a website, and it’s, where i recommend you start unless you know you’re, going to get a huge surge in traffic on your website and that’s, the downside of shared hosting resources.
Your website is on a server with potentially thousands of other websites, and everyone is sharing the same ram and processor. It’s, not always as bad as it sounds, because hosting platforms have a way to compartmentalize resources and make sure that there’s, not a hog website using up all the power, but it’s, still, a limitation.
If you’re, getting 1 100th of the ram and processor of a server, your website may load quickly for a light or medium load. But say you’re, an ecommerce store and you get a spike in traffic from a black friday.
Sale, these types of scenarios are not handled well by shared hosting the other downside of shared hosting, is being affected by denial of service attacks or other forms of malicious attacks that can happen on other users websites.
I want to be clear here and say just because someone else’s site on your server gets hacked doesn’t mean your site is hacked again shared hosting platforms, separate and compartmentalized hosting accounts to stop that from happening.
But your site can be affected by specialized forms of attacks like a denial of service attack on another website. Think of it, this way say you’re in an office building with a hundred cubicles. If one cubicle gets breached, you’re.
Still safe, but if the power to the entire office building gets compromised, everyone in the office is affected. Even if the hacker didn’t even know your website existed, and they were just trying to mess with someone else’s.
It could cause your site to go down if they do a certain type of attack that affects the server and not just the website, so is shared hosting really worth it. Well again, if you’re running a casual blog or small business website, i think shared hosting is absolutely worth it.
It’s readily available offered by almost every hosting company and highly affordable. If you’re watching this video – and you just want to build your first wordpress website – i think you’re good to start out with shared hosting alright.
So what is vps hosting a vps is a virtual private server. Now this is a bit of a wacky concept, a vps acts like its own isolated server, but it’s shared with other virtual private servers on a single physical hardware.
Server you’re, probably like wait. A minute, so shared hosting is shared on a server and a vps is shared too. What’s? The difference? Well, a vps takes the level of separation, a step further giving you dedicated resources x, amount of ram x, shares of a cpu and a virtual server that’s.
Your own oftentimes, with cheap, shared hosting companies oversell their servers. This means that they put more websites on the server than it can theoretically handle and they bank on x percentage of customers never setting up their website or setting up a website that never gets any traffic.
This usually works out, but if their load is higher than expected say on black friday, everyone’s. Website suffers. This really comes down to the web host and with premium hosts like wp engine and flywheel.
You won’t face this problem with a vps. While you’re still sharing a physical server, you’re, guaranteed the resources you’re, paying for it’s, a virtual computer that requires its own set of ram cpu and disk space, and no one else Can pull from that? It has to be reserved for you.
Think of it like this, with shared hosting, you have a folder on a computer with hundreds of other folders on the same computer with a virtual private server. You have a virtual computer all to yourself.
So a vps can have any operating system, windows or linux, and you can change any setting and configure anything exactly how you want this effectively beats the two downsides to shared hosting. You can have significantly more server resources than with a shared hosting account and vpss are known for being easily scalable.
You could go from four gigs of ram to eight gigs of ram, with a click upgrade storage etc. With a quality vps host, everything is modular and can be upgraded and downgraded with a snap. So this time on black friday, if your server is unable to handle the load, click a button upgrade to a more powerful vps for the day that can handle the surge in traffic.
And then, when you’re done simply downgrade to the vps. You had it’s really cool. Furthermore, with the vps, someone would have to target your virtual private server with a hack, specifically, even if someone took down another virtual private server, that’s on the same physical server as yours.
Your server cannot be affected since it’s treated as an entirely separate computer with shared hosting. There are sometimes a few different plans. You can upgrade to offering vague promises like double the speed, but what does that really mean your server resource? Customization options are highly limited, with basic shared hosting.
Since a vps is your own private server. You get to make the rules for the most part you can host as many websites as you like host email. Although i don’t recommend that the sky is the limit with shared hosting.
There are often limits to how many sql databases you can create, or how many domain names you can connect to one hosting account, but with the vps it’s all yours and you can do whatever you want with it.
Of course, it’s, your job, to find a vps with the appropriate power for your needs, and if you’re, going to put a large amount of websites on it, you ‘ Ll want to pay for a beefier vps that can handle the load, so a vps is indefinitely more powerful, but it does come with big downsides.
A vps on its own is a massive headache to manage. If you aren’t a tech geek, i consider myself tech savvy, but it’s, a challenge for me to manage a traditional vps by itself. I say traditional vps by itself, because this is where the concept of managed hosting comes in a managed vps host, like cloudways, will allow you to have your own vps from a cloud provider you choose, but they handle all the technical side of getting it set up And configuring it you have a clean and simple management panel, so you can just add a new website to the server whenever you want.
Typically, with a vps, you’d, have to get your hands dirty and mess with a command line, but with a managed vps. You just have a convenient panel like shared hosting, but you get to leverage the big power advantages of a vps.
Obviously this is a lot more expensive than an unmanaged vps, but it can definitely be worth it depending on your needs, so the last main kind of hosting is dedicated hosting or a dedicated server, and this one’s.
Pretty easy to understand. Take all the advantages of a vps, but now visualize yourself having an entire physical server to yourself picture a server in your head got it. You see it yeah that’s, yours all of it, the entire thing it’s.
Only your stuff hosted on it and nothing else. In my honest opinion, a dedicated server is in some ways, worse than a vps sure it’s, theoretically the most powerful option, because you’re, not sharing it with anyone, but you can’t easily, upgrade it or downgrade It like a vps, it’s also insanely expensive, and i personally would stay away from a dedicated server unless you already knew what it was before watching this video there’s really no reason to use it.
Unless you’re, a giant company and you need multiple dedicated servers working together to host your files, but then again, if you know what a dedicated server is, you probably know what aws azure and digitalocean are too and modular cloud computing is looking like A far better choice for very advanced hosting projects, instead of dedicated servers alright.
So that was a lot to process, but i want to give some examples of real-world hosting packages and categorize where they fall to help. You better understand different types of web hosting. Let’s. Look at dreamhost here we can see that they actually offer every kind of hosting we talked about.
We’ve got standard, shared hosting, which is affordable, comes with basic support and a management panel. We have managed vps, hosting, managed, wordpress hosting and dedicated server hosting. Now wait a minute.
What is managed wordpress hosting, is it shared? Is it a vps? Well, in this case, it’s shared, but it’s, premium, managed, wordpress, hosting, think dreampress, wp engine flywheel and kinsta. These hosts go above and beyond, to provide a reliable and fast experience using isolated containers similar to a vps.
In other words, with a premium managed wordpress host, it is shared, but you’re, not going to face the major throttling problems or other issues you get with economy shared hosting. Since it’s managed, you can expect great support access to staging environments and automatic backups with one-click restore if money is no factor for you.
This is arguably the best wordpress hosting you can get for your site when it comes to the different types of web hosting. I think you need to step back and look at the features and practicality. First over the category is the hosting within your budget.
Do you require hands-on support, or are you okay with poking around and figuring things out? Do you need development tools like a staging environment and automatic daily backups focus on these first and the features will help you narrow down whether you need shared hosting vps, hosting and managed or unmanaged hosting? If you’d, like to see me, create a video talking about what to look for in a web host drop a comment below if you’re starting out, i’d, recommend basic shared hosting from namecheap or dreamhost.
If you need more power or features like a staging environment or high-end support, go with flywheel or wp engine, if you just have one website, if you host several wordpress websites and are looking for the ultimate managed vps host, where you can host as many websites as You’d, like i recommend trying cloudways i personally use wp engine and cloudways.
I have my highest traffic website hosted on wp engine and i have a two gigabyte digitalocean server with cloudways that hosts the rest of my websites, including all of my trailer media sites. So what type of hosting do you use? I’d love to know your thoughts in the comments down below and if you like, this video do be sure to hit that subscribe button and click the bell, so you don’t miss when i release new videos with that said, I will catch you guys next time.