Confused about shared hosting and VPS speeds.
I have been using shared hosting all my life. Recently I created a woocommerce site and moved it from hostgator to veerotech and then to hostmantis.
Hostgator was really slow to load (5-10 seconds) I moved to veerotech shared hosting, pages loaded faster but CPU hit 100% when editing products and was impossible to make backups using popular pluggins.
I moved to hostmantis premium shared (2.5 CPU, 4Gb ram) GTmetrix results are better and CPU hardly hits 20% when making backups and 5% when editing products.
A lot of people say VPS are better than shared hosting, but as I understand, VPS and shared hosting can be oversold, so they look similar to me.
The only way to see if VPS is faster is paying a month of service?