In this article, we hope to clarify the difference between shared and cloud hosting.
In a Shared Hosting environment,the hosting company allocates a fixed space and controls the services allocated depending on the service level selected and paid for.
Advantage: Fixed cost for fixed services
Disadvantage: If someone the host commits a crime (bad neighbor), the whole server and all the sites it hosts will be affected.
Suitable for: Individuals and Companies which require a web presence just for exposure.
Solution is to either go for VPS or Dedicated Servers or Cloud Hosting.
Cloud Hosting is a twist to shared hosting with the main difference being able to expand your requirements at any time. This is still shared hosting, but on a larger scale, where the hosts link servers across different locations.
Advantage: One site goes down, there is a backup-site on standby.
Disadvantage: Higher monthly cost but some companies are selling shared hosting as cloud.
Suitable for those who need an internet presence at rates lower than VPS or Dedicated Servers.
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