Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
Virtual Private Servers sit in the middle of the options between shared hosting and dedicated servers. They are still shared but rather than having numerous websites all jostling for space on the server, it is (virtually) divided between a set number of websites and your site will have a solid amount of space and resources dedicated to it, regardless of the activity of the other websites hosted on that server. In short, it’s more reliable.
This doesn’t mean that shared hosting is unreliable. For small, low-traffic websites, it’s very reliable. But if you have a lot of connections to your website each day, for example you’re running a membership or e-commerce website or release resources weekly to a large email list, you may want to be sure everyone can connect at the same time without it affecting your website load times. A Virtual Private Server can help ensure this.