Difference between Shared Hosting, VPS Server and Dedicated Server

Infrenion started offering shared web hosting in the year 2002. We have been in business for last 15 years, and in these 15 years, we have upgraded and evolved from a small web hosting company offering shared hosting services, to one of the most leading and popular web hosting companies offering a wide variety of web hosting services such vps servers, dedicated servers etc.

We often get requests and questions from customers asking about the difference between shared hosting, vps hosting and dedicated servers. We would like to explain the same, based on a few examples, making it simple to understand from Layman’s point of view.

Difference Between Shared Hosting, VPS and Dedicated Server

Let’s assume an apartment where we have several people living on different floors in one same building. Resources such as water supply, electricity etc reach to the building through one source, and are further distributed to each of the houses in that building, thus getting shared and distrubuted.

Shared Hosting is very much like an apartment. There are several shared hosting customers, hosted on a powerful server. Server resources such as CPU, RAM, Disk Space, Bandwidth etc are shared among them. When it comes sharing of resources, restrictions are placed so that no user can use more than allocated resources, restricting him from hampering the performance of other user websites in his neighborhood. Since the server resources are shared among several users, the cost for shared web hosting is cheap and affordable. At Infrenion, we have shared web hosting services available from $2.99 per month which can be ordered from https://www.infrenion.com/web-hosting.html

VPS Hosting: Imagine your websites is hosted on shared server. Due to your business growth and increase in visitors, you now require more resources for your website in terms of RAM, CPU etc.  However, due to budget constraint, you as an owner are uncomfortable to invest huge costs for dedicated resources.

Well, in such case, we suggest you upgrading to a VPS server. A VPS server, also known as Virtual Private Server is similar to a townhouse, where small Virtual servers are created on a high configuration monster server.  Each vps gets its isolated environment with more resources as compared to shared hosting. It is slightly expensive than shared hosting but cheaper than a bare metal dedicated server. It is an intermediate solution for people looking for upgrading from shared hosting, but do not want to invest huge amounts in dedicated server.

Assuming the comparison of Townhouse to a shared apartment, a VPS will give you more privacy, more resources and stable environment at slightly higher price. Infrenion offers cheap, affordable yet reliable VPS servers hosted on Cloud platform, starting from $6.99 per month at https://www.infrenion.com/vps-hosting.html

Bare Metal Dedicated Server: Now assuming a scenario where your website needs a lot of resources which are not getting fully satisfied from a VPS server, your website likely needs dedicated resources this time. A Bare Metal Dedicated server is an ideal solution in such case, where you as an owner get 100% share to your Dedicated server, thus not sharing it with any other customer. A Dedicated Server can be assumed similar to your own BIG house, where its resources are not shared with anyone else. You get 100% your privacy, accessibility and resources.

Since the resources are not shared, your website can use 100% of the server resources, which eventually result in high performance of your website.

A dedicated server is overall expensive as compared to shared hosting or a VPS, because it is not shared with anyone else, thus offering you guaranteed 100% resources to your server. At Infrenion we offer Dell branded, high performance bare metal dedicated servers which can be ordered from https://www.infrenion.com/dedicated-server-hosting.html

WordPress Security Guide

Ultimate WordPress Security Guide

The most easy and convenient CMS today is WordPress which can be installed and configured with just a few clicks. Perhaps that is the reason, it is one of the most popular CMS leading the choice of professional web designers / developers and amateur web users.

However, being the most popular and widely used content management system, WordPress is “hacker favorite” application. There are millions and billions of attacks every day carried out on large number of websites that use WordPress. Such attacks are largely targeted to deface WordPress websites or misuse them for triggering external attacks and spam outbreaks, further damaging their rankings by getting blacklisted in major search engines such as Google etc.

While it is impossible to keep your wordpress website 100% secure, but it is possible to secure it to a large extent, assuring maximum security from such hackers and intruders.

Today we are going to discuss a few things, which if implemented, would definitely make hackers job tough and difficult.

1) Changing the default username:
Wordpress by default will install with username admin and wp-admin as the admin directory.
Renaming the admin username to something un-usual, difficult to guess username will definitely give hackers a long run to guess your username

2) Installing and keeping only required themes and plugins:
Often we end up installing many themes and plugins from WordPress admin dashboard, and most of them stay de-activated and unusued.
Its always a good idea to delete such unwanted themes and plugins that are not in use. Themes and Plugins require update with passing time, and such un-used themes and plugins have a major risk of staying outdated and get compromised eventually.
So simply keep only those themes and plugins that you are going to keep live and use. Get rid of others.

3) Keeping WordPress, themes and plugins up2date:
The most major outbreak of compromised wordpress websites happens with outdated, vulnerable wordpress or its themes or plugins.
Its always recommended to keep your wordpress installation, its themes and all plugins updated as per latest stable updates. If possible, it is recommended to configure your wordpress setup to auto-update so that whenever any new update or patch is available, it gets downloaded and applied automatically.

4) Security folder and file permissions:
If using Linux web hosting, make sure your files have permissions 644 while your folders, especially the media etc have 755 permissions. Any file or folder with 777 permission, will leave an open door for hacker to play with your website.

5) Installing security plugins:
There are several good security plugins such as Wordfence Security, Sucuri etc that allow enhancing the security of your WordPress blog or website.
Although these plugins have their paid versions available, but their free versions are pretty good to deploy basic security for your wordpress.

6) Choosing good Web hosting:
Nothing is important then making the first right choice and that includes choosing the best wordpress web hosting for your wordpress.

  • Infrenion offers the best managed wordpress hosting, where we have our servers protected with multi-layers of firewall and mod_security rules.
  • We offer free SSL protection to all managed wordpress hosting plans, adding an additional security layer.
  • Our managed wordpress hosting plans include auto-updates which keep your websites secure and protected.
  • Our server side installed security tools continuously track for compromised applications and inform you before hand to take actions and keep it clean.
  • Our managed wordpress hosting plans start from $ 2.99/month and can be further upgraded to higher plan with enterprise features.
    More information on our managed wordpress hosting plans can be found at https://www.infrenion.com/wordpress-hosting.html

Infrenion announces new website

Infrenion New Hosting Website

At Infrenion.com we are glad to introduce our re-vamped website, making it more user-friendly while show-casing our web hosting plans to our online visitors

Infrenion New Hosting Website

Infrenion.com has been a leader in web hosting business since 2002. We have emerged from a small web hosting company to an established web hosting company now with trading name “Infrenion Networks”.

We have constantly upgraded our services and web hosting services offered, to keep in pace with latest technology and updates. Our hunger for upgrades, keeps us ahead of other web hosting companies, in terms of superior servers, fast websites and exceptional support.

Our new website is user friendly, easy to browse and compatible with all latest browsers and devices such as Mobile phones, Tablets / Ipads, Desktop etc.

Feel free to browse our website and our upgraded plans, to get a brief idea as why Infrenion is one of the best web hosting companies around.