Shopping for webhosting involves a variety of decisions. One common web hosting option these days is VPS or Virtual Private Server. With a VPS you enjoy the freedom and functionality of a dedicated server but at a lower cost.
The Basics of VPS – What do we mean by VPS Hosting?
VPS puts complete control of a server into a website owner’s hands with many of the benefits of having a dedicated server. However, the virtual part of the equation means sharing bandwidth, RAM and CPU with others on the server. By sharing we mean using the same pool of resources from the physical server but each virtual server’s allocated resources are guarantee by the system. In other words when you purchase a VPS with 2GB of RAM, our systems will make sure that your server will always get 2GB of RAM in regardless of the RAM consumed by the other virtual servers running on the same machine.
Benefits of VPS
Storage and Bandwidth
A VPS gives you more storage, bandwidth and processing power than normal shared hosting packages. The actual values depend on the type of VPS hosting package you will choose but in general the resources assigned to a VPS are superior than the best shared hosting package available.
Most VPS hosting packages offer root access to the website owner. This freedom and flexibility enables you to make changes via remote desktop, command line or even via a dedicated control panel.
In a shared hosting environment one problematic website can pull a whole server down, meaning that all the websites on that server will also become not available. With a VPS configuration you don’t have such a risk since each website is running on its own server which is isolated from the rest.
In regards to server security, with a VPS you can customize and configure your security using custom tools and best practices instead of relying on predetermined security software offered in standard web hosting packages.
As a website grows, VPS can grow along with it. The beauty of VPS is the customization options available to meet website needs and demands. All upgrades to RAM, storage and CPU power can happen in real time with no downtime or extra hassle. All you have to do is select the package you want to upgrade to and our system engineers will do the rest.
Although VPS is more expensive than shared hosting, it is less expensive than a dedicated hosting service plan because of the absence of the physical server. The customization of VPS also enables users to save money in hosting because you’re not paying for resources you don’t need.
VPS hosting Candidates
- Website owners who expect a sizable increase in Internet traffic in the immediate future would be ideal VPS candidates. Similarly, anyone who intends to host multiple websites on the same server would benefit from VPS.
- Businesses working with confidential data or businesses that need to have their own server but don’t want to pay for a dedicated server.
- Interactive websites that experience heavy traffic might benefit from the high-performance options of VPS.
- You’ll know it’s time to consider expanding your service when you begin to experience issues and problems with your web hosting.
- If your website consumes all the allocated RAM or CPU then it’s time move to VPS hosting.
- Any webmasters who have a drive for the biggest and fastest may be ideally suited for VPS, with its exceptional performance and stability.
Migrating from Shared Hosting to VPS
Once you decide to utilize VPS hosting, you will need to review the plans available to you and choose one that fits your needs. With a variety of hosting plans, choose the plan that fits the current needs of your website(s) so you don’t pay for services you don’t need initially. You can always upgrade later.
After paying for your VPS hosting package, you will receive access to your VPS hosting account. This access will enable you to start working on your server to setup and configure your website(s). If you don’t have knowledge to do the migration from shared hosting or another hosting provider, contact our support team and we will be more than happy to help you migrate your websites to your new server.