According to a recent report from the Host Review, many novice webmasters find it difficult to unravel the various hosting plans available from virtual server hosting providers. For most small businesses, the report said either shared or VPS servers will meet most needs.
For small businesses, personal bloggers or startup ecommerce companies, a shared or VPS server is likely to meet all of the webmaster's needs, the report said. Furthermore, the report said small companies should hesitate to spend the resources necessary for a dedicated server because the money would be better expended on site development, SEO and other related resources.
The report said companies running on an especially tight budget should consider a shared server because plans tend to be inexpensive and are frequently capable of meeting the needs of most websites.
Shared server plans can be somewhat restrictive, the report said, because the number of tenants on the device limit customization. Alternatively, VPS servers give tenants more control and have more space.
According to a recent Web Hosting Geeks report, VPS hosting plans have become so successful that they have essentially replaced ecommerce plans. Instead of offering ecommerce hosting plans, vendors are instead delivering business class VPS servers.