Shared Hosting vs Cloud Hosting | Which Should you Choose?

cloud hosting vs shared hosting

Cloud Hosting vs Shared Hosting

As we’ve been saying in our previous posts, to have a website go live you need a web host. But we know it can be very confusing with all the hosting options that are out there and it’s hard to choose the right kind of hosting for you. 

So don’t get too frustrated ! We are here to help. 

We already have a blog post on “Dedicated Servers, Bare Metal Servers and Root Serves” and what they do. So, in this blog we will be explaining the use of Cloud Hosting and Shared Hosting and their differences. 

What is Shared Hosting?

With shared hosting a single serve is divided between multiple users, with every user getting a shared amount of bandwidth. So, that one server can end up hosting thousands of websites, which is why shared hosting is usually the cheapest form of hosting you can get. 

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  • affordable
  • simple (shared hosting is a great place to start)
  • easily managable
  • fast support and maintenance
  • user friendly


  • security issues due to shared server space (can never know who you are sharing with)
  • system can crash depending on how many websites are on the same server 
  • there are restrictions

What is Cloud Hosting?

On the other hand cloud hosting distributes the data across multiple different machines, instead of having it all on a single machine. Cloud hosting only exists in a virtual environment, and the way to manage your data is through a virtual machine.

Cloud Hosting also allows for greater protection from an overwhelmed server. In conclusion, if one server is overwhelmed, you’ll simply be switched to another cloud server. 

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  • flexible pricing
  • high uptime and availability 
  • speedy setup process
  • fast speed and performance


  • relies on the internet
  • downtime
  • limited control

Which One Should You Choose

To sum up Shared hosting is great for websites with low traffic and ones that don’t require large memory. 

But when it come to larger businesses or sites that tend to have a lot of traffic shared hosting might not be a good fit.

Cloud hosting is widely seen as a better option for larger businesses because it handles large amounts of traffic it has great security protection and is reliable.  

However, all these features to cost extra. Cloud hosting options are more expensive than shared hosting plans due to all these extra features it provides.

Ultimately, if you’re planning on growing your site or have a large site already then cloud hosting will probably be the best option for your needs.

On the other hand, if you’re just getting started online and are on a tight budget, a shared hosting plan is a good option for you, until your business grows and you have the chance to upgrade. 

Choose Between your Favorite Hosting Platform



  • 1 Website
  • 1 Email Address
  • 1 Mysql Database
  • 1GB SSD Storage
  • 10GB Bandwidth
  • Free SSL
  • Shared Public IP Address
  • Free Domain Registration
  • 1 Click Install WordPress



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  • 5 Email Address
  • 5 Mysql Database
  • 5GB SSD Storage
  • 50GB Bandwidth
  • Free SSL
  • Shared Public IP Address
  • Free Domain Registration
  • 1 Click Install WordPress



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  • 10 Email Addresses
  • 10 Mysql Databases
  • 10GB SSD Storage
  • Free SSL
  • 100GB Bandwidth
  • Shared Public IP Address
  • Free Domain Registration
  • 1 Click Install WordPress



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Easy to Use Control Panel
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Unmetered Bandwidth
Unlimited Sub Domains
FTP and Email Accounts
99.9% Uptime Guarantee
Free Domain Name
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Hosting in Cyprus
Cyprus IP Address
Free SSL Let's Encrypt
Unlimited Domain Aliases
Softaculous Toolkit
WordPress Toolkit
WordPress / Drupal / Joomla / Magento ready
SSH Access

Supported Technologies

PHP 7.x
Nginx - Apache
MySQL Caching
GZip Compression
PHP Extensions
Ruby /Rubby on Rails
SSI - Server Side Includes
Zend Guard Loader

Support Services

24/7/365 Network and Web Server Monitoring
Knowledge Base
Free Hosting Migration
Google Ads
Google Analytics integration
Blogs, Portals, Forums
Password Protected
Web-Based File Manager
MySQLi / cURL / GD /
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Backup by Acronis
Custom Nameservers
Database Management
Cloud Control