In this day and age, how we store, process, and deliver our data is always changing. Since it launched in 2001, the Virtual Private Servers (VPS) has become increasingly popular. By re-imagining existing technologies , this type of server has revolutionized the way we store and manage data on the web.
The workings of a VPS
You start with a single machine. One machine is used to create several virtual servers. Each virtual server is created for use by a single customer account. Although they are run on the same machine, every container has its own software. The hosting software is kept separate from all the software running on your virtual server/container.
You select a VPS hosting company. The hosting company virtualizes their server. You then only have access to your own section (container), but split the costs of the server with the other clients. You are assigned a target amount of bandwidth, disk space, RAM and CPU power.
The instant benefits
-Divides physical server into multiple virtual servers without having to purchase additional hardware.
-Provides the benefits of dedicated hosting service at a lower cost.
-Offer higher security levels.
-Provides a wide level of control over hosting (i.e. Allows installing of a wide range of server software)
-Can provide guaranteed levels of server resources which you not get with shared hosting (not all VPS systems provide this)
-Many VPS systems are upgradeable.
Is available with two primary different levels of support:
Hosting company is responsible for hardware and network support and the virtualization environment, but the client is responsible for installing, configuring and upgrading the operating system and all software.
2. Fully Managed
Host manages all hardware, network, virtualization software, operating system and control panel software issues, while client only concerns themselves with installing custom software. This varies from vendor to vendor.
The other types of servers
Shared hosting service. A web hosting service which houses many web sites simultaneously. There are many websites on the same machine, all sharing the same space and the same resources. The potential to have your website impacted by other users on the system is higher on shared hosting services. The host usually offers tools to easily install server software without root access.
Dedicated server. For this server, a single user occupies all the resources of a computer. Most commonly used for websites with higher traffic needs or for heavy data/database processing. Tends to be expensive and can have poor support structures.
What you want to consider when choosing a VPS solution:
Are you upgrading from shared hosting? Almost all shared hosting is imagined, and if you are not technical, make sure you go to a managed VPS solution or you will be lost.
Will the vendor provide the proper migration tools? If you will be starting with shared hosting, but will need to move to VPS soon, will the vendor provide migration tools that will automatically move your hosting data, domains, etc. to the VPS service?
Problem with others on a shared platform? If so, you will probably want to only consider KVM or Xen solution, which is able to guarantee resources. Other solutions are a lot like shared systems.
How fast do you need your VPS solution? Can be hosting vendor provide instant provisioning? Or will it take them 12-48 hours to get it up and running?
How expandable is the VPS? If you will need to add more RAM or storage down the road, how difficult is that? Some vendors force you to upgrade while others can add resources on demand.
What if you want to add more than one hosting service? How easy is it for you to manage all of your hosting services? Does the vendor provide a single login to get to the control panel and all the tools to manage your service?
Does the vendor allow you to easily upgrade from VPS to dedicated server when you need more power?
All VPS hosting environment with cPanel VPS optimized for free This means that you can easily upload file, manage domains, secure your server, and perform many other tasks to help keep your server running smoothly.
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