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What are the main differences between VPS and shared hosting?
Posted by - NA -, Last modified by Randi O on 09 April 2016 02:21 PM

The TurnKey Web Hosting accounts (also known as Virtual Hosting, or Shared Hosting) are the lowest cost, easiest to manage. and quickest to setup since TurnKey maintains the web hosting environment and servers for you. On the TurnKey Web Hosting plans you can access just your specific files and directories within your web account. This means you do not have to worry about configuring the web server or modules such as php for your account to work - but it also means you can not customize the web server or add specific software beyond what is already provided by TurnKey Internet. A Virtual Private Server (VPS) gives you a pre-built ready to run system with the TurnKey optimized apache web server supporting the latest php, and MySQL database system with an easy to use management system. The VPS has the highest level of security, provided by a custom firewall and it's isolated system much like a dedicated server. In addition, the VPS provides full root system access so you can add additional web accounts, users, domain names, and compile your own custom software such as new versions of apache or php. With the VPS you get a guaranteed minimum amount of system resources instead of just plain sharing resources on a shared account - which provides much higher performance.


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