Do you prefer to use shared or VPS hosting?
I think that shared is more economical for small sites, but I still prefer using VPS hosting. It just gives you more control over everything. ^^
I have both. But I prefer Shared if I can. Because there is less work invovled.
StormyFire It just gives you more control over everything. ^^
I agree. This is very true.
How do you secure your VPS ?
Most VPS providers have DDoS mitigation and some other security features. Linux has a built-in firewall that you can use if you choose to go that route. Windows Server has a similar solution, I'm sure. I also use Cloudflare.
StormyFire Linux has a built-in firewall
Do you use it ? Or some other advanced option ?
Abhi Yes, ufw (the default firewall) is the recommended solution for Linux from all I have seen.
I prefer VPS, that extra level of control is vital, and you're still relying on the hosting provider's security setup to keep you safe, so you've got your own private space behind their firewalls and IDS.