Many people don’t know which hosting plan to pick and thus they feel at lost when they see many options for web hosting. They will basically have 3 options and we will give you a break down on all 3, but today we will look at who would need a VPS(virtual private server) over the other 2 options.
Most web hosting companies will automatically give you a shared server, which means that your site is on a server that hosts other sites as well. That is fine if you do not stream podcast or have many visitors and have low bandwidth usage on a regular basis. But if you feel that you need a little additional space and do not want a whole private server, the virtual private server would be the right option.
They cost less than a real private server, yet they also have less space than a real one could offer you and your site. You could say that it is a give and take, but in the end, it is a good option for medium sized sites that need the extra services that regular hosting cannot give.
“But what if I am not sure that my site needs more space and bandwidth yet, should I still go with a virtual private server”? you may be wondering. Well that is a tough question to answer because I do not know how well your site will thrive or exactly what you offer on your site. However, if your site is small and does not use a lot of bandwidth, I say stick with the traditional servers until your site is big enough to reap all of the private server benefits.