Comparison of hosting methods

  • Last updated on: 2016-06-16
  • Authored by: Rose Contreras

The following table compares the benefits provided by shared cloud hosting, traditional virtual private servers (VPS), and traditional cloud hosting.

  Cloud Hosting Shared Traditional VPS Traditional Cloud
Shared hardware with Hundreds of customers on one server Tens of customers on one server Thousands of customers on thousands of server clusters
Instant provisioning    
Easy scaling    
Ideal for unpredictable traffic    
No contract    
Pay as you go    
High availability    
100% power uptime guarantee    
100% network uptime guarantee    
Free migrations    
Hybrid ready (Dedicated + Cloud)    
Dedicated IP address included  
SSL support included  
API access    
Full admin access  
Ability to add custom modules for PHP  
Ability to install third-party apps  
Full log access  
Access to OS services  
Can provide user access to your client  
No restrictions on application installed  
Highly configurable  
High performance for high traffic sites  
Create scheduled backups  
Dedicated server resources (CPU, Memory)  
Can bill your client  
Custom security measures  

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