According to Google’s John Mueller, dedicated web hosting has no SEO advantage over shared hosting. This is stated in the most recent part of the YouTube series Ask Googlebot. The video answers a query from a small business owner who wants to save money by hosting their site on a shared server.
- Shared hosting is when several websites are hosted on the same server or the same IP address.
- Dedicated hosting refers to the use of a server or IP address solely to host a single website.
- For SEO purposes, there is no need to upgrade to dedicated hosting or a dedicated IP address.