Different Types of Web Hosting Explained! | Shared Hosting vs. VPS Hosting vs. Dedicated Server

Different Types of Web Hosting Explained! | Shared Hosting vs. VPS Hosting vs. Dedicated Server

Have you ever wondered what type of web hosting is right for you? I’m breaking down shared hosting vs. VPS hosting vs. dedicated servers in this video. Here are the different types of web hosting explained.

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0:00 – Intro
0:40 – Shared Hosting
3:26 – VPS Hosting
4:00 – VPS vs. Shared Hosting
7:47 – Dedicated Server
8:56 – Real World Example
10:08 – Which option is right for you?

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  1. judge218 on March 1, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    thx bro

  2. Sophia haxton on March 1, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    hello I have a general question about VPS.
    Once management receives your logins, we set up a VPS system where our team logs in and views your account.
    Is this what a VPS is used for?
    Is there any way to give partial access to an employee to a website using a VPS or any other tools?

  3. Success Andrew on March 1, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks craylor.
    Plz craylor What is your take on
    Namecheap wp supersonic manage hosting?
    Why is it more cheaper than the others.
    Do you recommend it?

  4. dominick alo on March 1, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    My favorite Channel ✅

  5. Jourdan Go on March 1, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    What I’m interested in learning is how shared hosting , vps hosting, dedicated server hosting different from
    Digital Ocean

    When would you choose one over the other?

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  7. Andrew Schaeffer on March 1, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Great video breaking down the different types of hosting! you just earned a subscriber

  8. Muhammad Akmal Ahmad Latfi on March 1, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Please dont look script. Just talk on your own.

  9. vpsterra on March 1, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    I used a clouding.io vps but now I host my own server
    The up
    time is great and it is fun to setup
    But the problem is that there is no support and you need to do everything by yourself which can be time consuming and frustating
    Btw great video

  10. Pigstery on March 1, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Great video!!

  11. Ric Hu Zodiac on March 1, 2022 at 11:32 pm

    Awesome info.. thank you

  12. Edo H D on March 1, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    Sorry how come you didn’t also talk about cloud hosting ? Great video by the way

  13. GNASHER YT on March 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    try contabo vps its too cheap and pls make a video on it !

  14. Moh the MVP on March 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    I have 2 websites and they are both on Digital Ocean (separate accounts). For one of my websites, everything works smooth and no issues. For my other website, last 2 days it constantly crashes and getting database errors. I have no idea whats going on, but thinking of migrating to shared hosting for that 1 website. With shared hosting, you dont have to do a lot of the tinkering and can get support. For vps like digital ocean, its all you to fix it

  15. Digvijay Yamagekar on March 1, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    explained buttery smoothly
    thanks man !!!!!!

  16. Flip Back on March 1, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    What services are you using to host your email inbox and transactional emails when hosting with Cloudways?

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  18. Sumayya? on March 1, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    hey man, i just wanted to thank you for this great video. it’s the best video on hosting i’ve come across (i went through many!) and i keep coming back to it because the explanation is brilliant. i like your neutral take on the topic. a lot of other youtubers keep pushing their affiliates. i get they need to earn their bread but i wish they’d be more honest – like you!

    since watching this whilst i was working on my website last year, this information came in handy multiple times including in my uni coursework (not an IT-related major). for my website, i had a super hard time figuring out hosting as I wanted shift away from blogspot. i took your advice and started with a shared hosting plan. now, i’m thinking maybe i should shift again to improve the site speed so i’m back here for a recap and thought i’d leave you a comment letting you know how useful this video has been.

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  20. Jesus Moreno on March 1, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    what is the best hosting for emails for several domains???

  21. ROTTER on March 1, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    great video man, subbed. I have a dedicated server for my start up company, a YouTube alternative, roxytube.com. I just moved all the videos to digital ocean and am thinking of moving the script files to digital ocean as well, but I do love my dedicated server. nervous about the lack of control with digital ocean droplet, like, no cpanel. I’m not a programmer.

  22. DoomyDe on March 1, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    6:22 i really would like to know, WHY you wouldn’t recommend hosting emails on a VPS Server ??! .

    If anyone have any idea, i appreciate your opinions .

  23. AFP A.Louis on March 1, 2022 at 11:44 pm

    Christian, you are so Amazing! Thank you for all you do.

  24. Shivpal Singh on March 1, 2022 at 11:49 pm

    Nice quality video 👍 Nice work Man

  25. The Questioner on March 1, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Also, something important to note is that if you are trying to host something controversial or the subject matter is on a line, so to speak… the ultimate control and your best option would be to have your own server rack with dedicated servers in your home or business or host somewhere that already hosts controversial/adult content like an adult content hosting service. A good example of a provider kicking off a company is from Parlor, the social media company that got removed from AWS hosting, and basically got killed off because they can’t scale their servers for their audience or really can’t accept the total cost of building their own network from scratch. Just try and keep in mind that these hosting companies can take you off their service any time they want, and you’re really only left with a few options, either go to a different hosting provider, go get a lawyer and file a lawsuit (unlikely for a number of reasons), or just host your site yourself people don’t realize that a 10 year old computer can run a single site decently well but there is a technical side to it. Personally, while I don’t need a dedicated server in my home, I have one simply because I like to mess with it, and because I like the freedom to know that I have full control over all aspects of it from the internal hardware, to the back up batteries I have below it. However, I’m not running a business where I sell products myself so if the server goes down while I’m eating lunch, I’m not going to stop eating lunch to go and see what the issue is, I’ll do it later. Also, these servers are expensive… like stupid expensive, and while it’s true you can get second hand enterprise parts for cheap there are obviously a few drawbacks to doing something like this. Ultimately what kind of hosting you want/need all depends on what kind of reliability, not to mention control your willing to let go of or not willing to let go of.

  26. Grady Hodge on March 1, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Great, informative, clear, and right to the point! I feel like I understand the varieties of web hosting and which one is better for a certain type of situation. I really appreciate you sharing what set ups you use with WPEngine and Cloudways/Digital Ocean. Now I finally understand for small clients with a low budget and low traffic site, go with a cheap shared web host, but for a client with high traffic match them up with a premium service such as Flywheel, InMotion, WPEngine.

  27. 699Death699 on March 1, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    can I upgrade my website server from shared to VPS after website is already published? I plan to use Dreamhost

  28. SPARK on March 1, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    thankyou bro for taking effort to explain us.

  29. Mahmoud Samy on March 1, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    how a vps can provide me x ram and x hard disk without having it in my cpu

  30. Hunar A.Ahmed on March 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    Could you make a video talking about security services that provided by hosting companies? Wchich is good and which one is not?

  31. SchooL on March 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    give a vide0 h0w to design a website in cloudways

  32. Emma Enyinnia on March 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks so much on this but do you know anything website I can read more on this

  33. 紀章kisho on March 2, 2022 at 12:00 am

    Live Server vs. Shared Server?

  34. Trid0x_ Official on March 2, 2022 at 12:03 am

    I ask for information, they told me that hosting a service such as a video game server, and making it public to everyone with a domain, but hosted on a VPS, it said that it could not be done as it is not a non-dedicated server.
    I wonder, can a product hosted on a VPS be made public instead of a dedicated server?

  35. Jz McGriggs on March 2, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Searching for the hostess with the mostess and this video was not overly precocious. I like that.

  36. loic st-denis on March 2, 2022 at 12:05 am

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  38. Sherita C on March 2, 2022 at 12:09 am

    Thank you for these informative videos. I was hoping you could help answer a question for me. I’m trying to look for an up and coming graphic designer and I don’t know where to go to find someone one who is wanting to build their profile while quoting me a decent price? Any ideas about a site or place I can find this person?

  39. Ansar Ul Amin on March 2, 2022 at 12:10 am

    ALL the hosting’s are the same the difference is that the more you want to exceed the specs for your business the more you buy a big hosting
    Take the example of a car all the cars are the same they all are for driving the difference is that how much cc engine it has how much horse power it has and is it diesel or a petrol engine etc same is the case with hosting server
    If I’m wrong then correct me

  40. ᎥᏒᏉᎥᏁᏋ48 on March 2, 2022 at 12:10 am

    i host my web in VPS quite a long period, recently get into mobile app development and freeze up all website,
    do I need to migrate to Dedicated Server in this context? or just get a beefier VPS. Do most VPS block api service or remote SQL due to traffic?

  41. Jason Ong on March 2, 2022 at 12:10 am

    Love how you have very useful videos. I’ve been always curious how it differs.

  42. Web Agile Pro on March 2, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Thank you, Christian, for a great video. I would love to see you review VPS hosting on IONOS https://www.ionos.com/servers/vps as they seem to have competitive pricing and lots of features. Thanks in advance!

  43. Yiannis Serpico on March 2, 2022 at 12:13 am

    Can you please make a video to help us understand the difference between DNS domain vs DNS zone with examples? Thank you.

  44. Roland Lundall on March 2, 2022 at 12:15 am

    Hello Sir. I am building a social network site for my industry if work. I need a hosting that can handle about 150 thousand members in the future and still be fast and still have plug ins that work fast. I was thinking about a VPS but can you give me more advice on which one is good and would a VSP be good enough for those numbers of members. Thank you.

  45. fox mulder on March 2, 2022 at 12:15 am

    if i buy a vps hosting can i use RDP?

  46. soso sisi on March 2, 2022 at 12:17 am

    hello brother how you doing i hope you all fine and happy i have issue i can access to my website from home ip if i change adress ip it doesn’t open i have plesk webhosting in virtualmachin (i mean if i share my web site into my friends the site can’t open)
    i don’t know does this hostinf is local host or internet hosting

  47. U Do It on March 2, 2022 at 12:18 am

    This is a killer video Christian! I found your instagram just cause I clicked on a WPEngine hashtag.

  48. Brotopia Studios on March 2, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Wow THANK YOU FOR THIS VIDEO! Now I have more insite on what exactly I am spending my money on! Budgets are very important and when you know the pros and cons on what type of hosting you purchase, you know what you might want to give up for what you really need. Thanks again Craylor. I also watch a few of your other videos. Very good content.

  49. Robert Zou on March 2, 2022 at 12:18 am

    CAN YOU PLEASE DO A REVIEW ON SCALAHOSTING. THEY HAVE MANAGED CLOUD VPS PLANS STARTING AT $9. IT INCLUDES 50 GB SSD, 1 CPU CORE, AND 2 GB OF RAM. IT ALSO HAS AN SPANEL WHM CONTROL PANEL(pretty much exactly to cPanel WHM panel). THEY ALSO HAVE GREAT SUPPORT. Not only that, they also offer DigitalOcean servers and AWS servers (only cost $25 with the same specs above) all with their SPanel.