Many people are unaware of the word VPS and VPS definition. A virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual server that the user perceives as a dedicated/private server even though it is installed on a physical computer running multiple operating systems.

Both the web hosting companies SiteGround and Hostgator offers VPS, major difference is in their features and prices. Both SiteGround and Hostgator have 3 plans of Virtual Private Servers. Hostgator has Snappy 2000, Snappy 4000 and Snappy 8000 whereas SiteGround has Entry server, Power server, Super Power Server.

When considering the main features, HostGator has a version with 2, 4 and 8gb RAM respectively, while SiteGround has 4, 16 amd 16gb RAM. Along with the RAM, HostGator CPU goes as 2 cores each for the first two variables and 4 cores on the third while for SiteGround it is 4 cores for first two and 2×6 cores for the third plan.

According to Hostgator their VPS variables supports a bandwidth of 1.5 TB for the first plan, 2 TB for the second plan and 3TB for the third model. However, SiteGround supports a bandwidth of 10TB for all the three plans. These figures are quite amazing with regard to bandwidth.

While speaking about disk space, Hostgator has disk space of 120Gb, 160Gb and 240Gb for there three plans which is quite a good amount of storage space. SiteGround has 500GB SATA II, 1TB SATA II, 4×500 GB SATA III for their respective plans. These figures are much higher than HostGator.

However, the major difference here is that although there is huge difference in their storage capacity, SiteGround with all the upgrades has SSD storage and databases on all plans rather than regular storage that comes with Hostgator. SSD storage is faster and more durable hence keeping the competition with regards to storage feature extremely tough.

Both the web hosting companies have maintained their procedures to give optimal performance. Hostgator works with Intel and AMD, two very reputed companies around the globe to ensure that its hardware functions with accuracy and consistency.

SiteGround on the other hand works with cPanel and CloudFlare to make its hardware work at its best. Check HostGator vs SiteGround web hosting comparison regarding VPS here. When considering security, SiteGround offers SSL certification which protects personal and confidential information when transferring data across secure channels. SiteGround offers three types of SSL certification.

Let’s Encrypt SSL which is for small sized websites, Wildcard SSL which is for medium sized websites and EV SSL which is for large business websites. Each certification can be installed for free. On the other hand, Hostgator too has a SSL certification but it is not offered as a compliment and instead has to be bought as an add-on which weakens the security aspect of Hostgator.

In a whole, HostGator provides their customers full access to control over environment, allowing for custom script. They have upgraded their functions like host unlimited domains, create unlimited sub domains, email addresses, FTP accounts and also private nameservers. They are constantly upgrading their VPS platform to develop optimal performance. While talking about SiteGround, with a typical VPS host, you are able to get partition on a server that is able to run its own operating system and server software. SiteGround’s cloud hosting is taken into another level by giving more control over hardware, greater availability and more provisioning.

With a fully managed VPS plans you don’t have to install or adjust anything on your server if you are not willing to. Customers can upgrade it by adding more CPUs, storage, or RAM instantly without any downtime. Your data storage is safe and secure, just like everything else on the cloud, even if one hard drive fails; your data is still safe and will be accessible from other hard drives in the network. SiteGround had updates its cloud hosting plan through its paces recently and put together a full review,

SiteGround is definitely user friendly but Hostgator has more options for customization and gives you an overall access over each and every process that needs to be done. It gives you full control of the environment, configuration and even installation of various applications.