Unmanaged vps VS shared hosting

Do you face difficulty in buying web hosting for your site? Are you confused between different types of web hosting services? If yes, then this post will help you.

In this post, i will tell you about un-managed vps and shared hosting.

If you are a beginner to blogs/ websites and hosting then you would be / should find cheap hostings because in the beginning you would need to learn things yourself and most of the beginners do not have much budget to buy highly hosting from highly reputable web hosts. In this situation, they stat finding some cheap shared hosting. But today, i am going to tell you about little known hosting- That is un-manged vps.

The special thing about un-managed vps is that it is very cheap, sometimes more cheap than shared hosting and still it is a vps with more storage space and more bandwidth etc. And most of them give you dedicated ip as well.

So, if you are just starting out, or want to upgrade your hosting then you should consider buying un-managed vps. But still it is not suitable for everyone. The reason is that it requires some technical skills ( i will tech you that technical skills in the next tutorial). So, if you are serious in blogging, you should try out unmanaged vps.

Here in this post i will tell you the pros and cons of both shared hosting and unmanaged vps, so that you can decide yourself between the two if you want to buy any of them.

Shared hosting vs un-managed vps:

Shared hosting:

Shared hosting is that hosting in which a server is shared with many users by hosting company. This hosting will work not only for beginners but from experienced persons as well if the traffic is not too much.

This is one of the most simplest and easy to used cpanel based hosting. Some hosting companies may not have cpanel but majority have and it is very easy to use and highly recommended for beginners.

Here are some of the pros and cons of shared hosting:


  • It is easy to use.
  • It is cheaper than vps and dedicated servers.
  • You can easily install wordpress etc if your hosting has cpanel.
  • Most of the reputable companies like hostgator gives excellent customer support.
  • Most of these hosting will take care of your backups etc.


  • Most of shared hosting will down your site if traffic is exceeded from their limitation. Even you will face down time in heavy traffic if you have unlimited package.
  • Most of the reputable companies that provide quality hosting are expensive.
  • Most of the cheap shared hosting will make your life very hard because your site would be very slow and you will face some down time.
  • Some of the companies may not provide good customer support.

So, as you can see from the pros and cons that it is relatively difficult to find a shared hosting that provide quality hosting at cheap prices. Because the ones that provides quality hosting in real meaning have expensive packages. In this situation, if you have some technical knowledge or interested in learning, then you should try un-managed vps.

Un-manged vps:

Un managed vps is a little known to many bloggers and webmasters. The reason is that most of the bloggers start with shared hosting without even thinking about vps and when their traffic increases, they are earning quite good from their sites and directly update to managed vps, without searching anything about unmanged vps.

unmanaged vps vs shared hosting

Like as i said above, if you are a beginner and have less budget and are interested in learning technical things, then you should buy an un-manged server. Here is a guide about setting up unmanaged vps to host your sites.

Here is a difference between managed and un-managed vps.

Here are some of the pros and cons of un-managed vps. You can read them compare with above pros and cons of shared hosting to decide yourself which to buy.

Pros and cons of UN-managed vps:


  • It is cheap as compared to managed and some shared hosting.
  • If you use it correctly, you will not face in problems.
  • It can bear much more traffic than shared hosting.
  • You will have your own server, which you can use for anything you want. You would not have nay restrictions.
  • You can create your own vps, Rdp and much more things with your unmanaged vps.


  • It needs technical knowledge.
  • You may face some down times due to problems in mysql etc .( i faced it only one time during 1 year)
  • You softwares would be need to repair or restart which you would need to learn.

Final words:

I think the above pros and cons are enough for one to decide between shared and un-managed hosting. If you still have any queries, feel free to ask in the comments section below.

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  1. shahin shirazi September 25, 2015

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