Shared Hosting Vs Wordpress Hosting: Let's Dive In The Details

Talks and discussions centered on the potential takeover by web hosting services by consumers have been going around for many years. Therefore it becomes pretty crucial for one to choose an appropriate package.

Talks and discussions centered on the potential takeover by web hosting services by consumers have been going around for many years. Therefore it becomes pretty crucial for one to choose an appropriate package. It is truly said that taking the first step right will lead you to success. Web hosting is the first step to succeed in any online business. Without proper hosting, you won't have a website.

With a plethora of options available around, shared hosting, VPS, managed hosting and running a dedicated server are the common ones to think upon. In order to keep things simple, we would like to focus on the two of the most commonly used hosting options for websites.


Shared hosting- This service is quite popular with similar websites and blogs. Being most affordable and easy to set up, shared hosting does not require a large amount of resources or server customization, shared hosting can be the perfect solution for your needs.

WordPress hosting- Designed to host websites which are using the WordPress content management system (CMS). Being speedy, reliable and highly secure in nature, WordPress hosting allows you to focus on your content while the host handles all of the technical server details.

Pros of shared hosting

Shared hosting offers a wide range of advantages, ranging from its costs to its features. However, with most hosting providers, shared hosting offers unlimited storage space, which means no matter how large your website maybe, shared hosting can store everything.

Much unlike WordPress hosting, shared hosting isn't restricted to WordPress CMS and allows one to make use almost any CMS. Whether it's Drupal or Magento, or a tool like DreamWeaver, this hosting in particular supports almost all content management system and web development software.

Cons of Shared Hosting

Hosting several hundred websites on one server can negatively affect the overall resources and speed of your website. In case, if your website goes viral and you receive a huge traffic spike, due to several resources being shared, your website may experience long load times, leading to downtime.

Another crucial aspect that must be taken into account is security because your website is on a server with many other websites, there is no such way left to ensure that all maintenance and security updates have been run across all websites. This gives a potential security threat to your website because you cannot manage other website's security or their content management system.

Apart from this, it does not allow server customization due to the effect it can have on other customer's websites making you use the default server settings configured by your hosting company.

Pros of WordPress Hosting

Choosing WordPress as your hosting service brings a whole new level of performance to your website. Like I said before, it only houses WordPress websites, the server can be easily optimized in such a way as to allow for advanced server caching. This in return enables your website to perform at the highest possible speed which eventually boosts rankings on Google as well as improve SEO.

Now keeping your online home up to date is an important part of managing and running a successful website. It may quite interest you to know that WordPress hosting provides auto-updates, ensuring better security as well as giving you more time to work on content. I mean if something happens to your website, this hosting provides free automatic backups. At least you will have a peace of mind that you can restore your website anytime to what it was in the past. The ease and worry-free feature make the hosting stand out from other hosting packages.

Cons of WordPress Hosting

Restricted only to Wordpress websites, meaning any CMS can't be hosted on WordPress hosting. Due to server configuration, it generally restricts the overall amount of disk space that one can use. It can also restrict the number of websites that you host on your account. This can be a disadvantage if you have a website which is large in size.

If we compare shared hosting to WordPress hosting restricts server customization, as the server is highly optimized to allow for the ultimate in loading speeds.

And finally, do consult a reliable Wordpress developer before coming to any conclusion.


Use shared hosting if:
• You want to use a different CMS outside of WordPress
• You have a limited budget
• You want to start small

Use WordPress hosting if:
• You can use WordPress as your CMS
• You want to manage a medium-sized website or online store
• You want to manage your website content, but not your website's server security.


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