What is the difference between shared server and dedicated server?

Shared Hosting allows multiple users to be hosted on a single web server whereas Dedicated hosting, in its turn, is a single server solely devoted to a single user.
Priyanka Sharma
Priyanka Sharma

Created: 05/19/2020 4:13 PM - Updated: 05/19/2020 4:13 PM

Shared Server hosting is an internet hosting  where many websites or applications reside on one  a single server.. This is generally the most economical option for hosting, as the overall cost of server maintenance is distributed over many customers. In Shared hosting you share a server and its resources  with different other customers . 

Pros -

    Shared Servers are beginner friendly  

    Very Affordable

    Quick Setup

     No Hardware maintenance

     Expert support

Cons –

    No Server-Less Access or Control

    Your site is always susceptible to the downfalls of server Neighbors

    Limited Bandwidth

                                                     WHERE AS

Dedicated Server hosting is an internet hosting in which an entire server and its resources are provided to a customer without being shared with anyone else. It provides a hosting environment that provides the highest level of resource allocation, privacy, and control.


You get an entire server to yourself

Can customize Hardware and Software setup

Server Root-level acess

High Level of Security

Managed Support options


More Expensive

Requires Management

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