What is VPS Hosting and what are the benefits?
VPS hosting is a virtualized server. A VPS hosting environment can mimic a dedicated server inside a shared hosting environment. It counts as both shared hosting as well as dedicated hosting.
VPS Hosting is just one type of web hosting which you could choose from to host your website online.
In order to have a website on the internet, you are required to have your website files on a web server. Setting up and then managing a server is not just expensive but also difficult.
Purchasing web hosting can allow anyone to rent space on a web server, causing it to be simpler for an average person to host a website online, as all they are required to do is upload their site files; there is no server setup needed on their part.
All three of the hosting account types are very close in the way they all give you a web server to run your website on.
Each may vary in the way they are setup, which features they offer, as well as the amount of customization you could have with each one.
Why is VPS Hosting different than Shared and Dedicated?
When using our dedicated servers, you rent a whole server; this is quite optimal for people which have very high traffic to their websites or have to setup their server in a very particular way. Not everyone requires a fully dedicated web server, though if they are just getting started with their website and it can allow a person to save a lot of money by just renting a small part of the server. Shared hosting is whenever the person is sharing a part of the server along with other users rather than simply renting a whole server.
If you are considering a dedicated server and you are not sure if it is what you want, purchasing VPS hosting may be the answer.
How does VPS Hosting Work?
VPS hosting works similar to the way VMware or Virtual Box works. These programs allow you to run a few virtualized operating systems on one machine. For example: your desktop might be running Windows 7 but you may also run other operating systems without having to restart your computer.
Operating System Virtualization
Our VPS host’s environment functions the same way. As we have one physical server, you could run a couple different virtualized operating systems on that one server. Every virtualized operating system will act as if it is a dedicated server which should allow you to have most of the benefits of a dedicated server at a fraction of the cost.
What are the benefits of VPS Hosting?
VPS hosting can provide you the affordability of shared hosting at the same time as granting you more power and control; this occurs in a similar way to Dedicated Servers.
- Privacy: While you will not share your OS (Operating System) with anybody else, you will have no other websites on your server that could potentially have access to your files.
- Customization: When using a VPS Server, you will have your own OS. Which also means you will have your own instances of all the server applications like Apache, PHP, and MySQL. If you want to have any of the services changed, you can also do changes to suit the server to your needs.
- Control: If you happen to be installing server applications that need a system restart, then you can do so any time you need to. You can do them even if technically you share a server with other VPS servers, it can still be restarted without affecting anybody else.
- Dedicated Resources: When on a VPS Server, you will have dedicated amounts of RAM available to you at any time. However, when you share a host, there is nobody else on the server that could utilize all of the RAM whenever it is needed the most.
VPS Server Management
Every VPS hosting environment comes with cPanel VPS Optimized for free. This you can very easily upload files and manage the domain, secure your server, and do plenty of other tasks that can help keep running your server smoothly.