cPanel Shared Hosting vs. VPS - Which is best?
|cPanel Shared Hosting||Managed VPS Hosting||WP Academy "Shared VPS" Hosting|
|Maximum Sites||1 site on starter plan(s)||Unlimited||1 site|
|WordPress Support||Depending on the host. For most inexpensive shared hosts, application support is limited to getting your site back up if it goes down altogether. Site optimization or bug-fixing is not included.||VPS hosts officially do not provide application support, although some will help you if your application goes down. You can also easily restore site from backup||"Shared VPS" means that you share a single VPS instance with a small number of other customers. Limited application support is provided by WP Academy. However, we can, for a modest per-incident fee, diagnose or optimize your site to give you < 1 second page loads. No other inexpensive host provides this service|
|Performance||Typically 1-3 second page load times (but could be much more)||Typically 0.5 to 1 second page load times||The performance is practically the same as regular VPS (0.5 to 1 second page loads)|
|Stability & Security||Depending on the host. All big-name shared hosts have been known to go down for days at a time, and support quality is very variable. GreenGeeks appears to be a notch above, however.||See above. VPS servers tend to be rock-stable and fairly secure||Same as a private VPS|
|Cost||$10/mth Green Geeks|
(One site on starter plan. Deep discounts on first-term, bringing the price down to $120 for the first 3 years, but renewing at $360)
Alternative recommended cPanel host: Siteground
|$10/mth - Cloudways (Unlimited sites)||$42/yr - WP Academy(first site)
$20/yr - WP Academy (additional sites)
Includes site transfer and site optimization, which is a manual process.
Limited to ~ 25,000 monthly sessions. If you exceed your capacity, however, we will move you to a private VPS and you still only pay $10/mth.