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The difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2011 by

blog speed

After a year running on Godaddy’s shared hosting, I moved BlogTips to its new HostGator VPS hosting end of October.

Look at the Google crawler statistics showing the average download speed for a page. See the difference? While on shared hosting, it took up to 25 seconds to load a page, the performance on the VPS hosting, drastically improved to an average of < 5 seconds for a page.

Same blog, same plugins, same caching.

And it is not like my VPS server doesn’t do much. It hosts about 15 sites, a total of 700,000 blogposts (!), serves about 40,000 to 50,000 visitors per month, transfers about 1 Gbyte of data per day. The Apache PHP server processes 90 requests per minute…

Conclusion: Shared hosting: pay peanuts, get monkeys !

One Comment to “The difference between shared hosting and dedicated hosting”

  1. xcitrate says:

    the VPS storage sucks!

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