VPS is now a popular hosting solution for small to mid-sized businesses. VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a solution that combines shared hosting and dedicated server hosting in one. A VPS is built by virtualization software, which partitions one physical server into many separate servers. Each and every virtual server is totally independent of the others around it, functioning like any actual networked server would. What gives VPS hosting its popularity is how it provides the control level similar to what dedicated servers offer, at a more affordable price.
Below are some of the benefits offered by VPS hosting:
In contrast to shared hosting, VPS traffic and activities will have no adverse effects on your operation.
Because you have your own resource allotment, you and your visitors can enjoy speedier load times.
You get more CPU, RAM and disk space with VPS hosting.
The choice of operating system and software to be installed on the server is all yours.
Features and Services
Depending on your provider, your VPS hosting features and services can vary significantly. While the ones you will need depend on personal requirements, below are some that you may be interested in:
With root access, you get full control over your VPS account, starting from configurations right through the required software installations. All actions may be performed using the interface of the control panel application.
Management and Support
No different from a dedicated hosting account is a VPS plan in terms of requiring you to handle your own server. However, there are lots of companies out there that offer support and management services to help with administrative roles. This feature is indispensable for those who lack technical savvy.
A good VPS provider will actively keep track of its network and hardware which your account depends on. This strengthens the physical security of the server, at the same time defending it against malicious software, hackers and other virtual hazards.
Multiple Domain Hosting
Shared hosts do provide multiple domain hosting, but the problem is, they usually can’t provide adequate resources for you to do so while ensuring top performance. Several VPS providers offer plans allowing you to host a number of websites without any problems with performance. Usually, you can create individual email accounts and allot particular specific resources for every site.
Managed Data Backups
Like any other hosting solution, a VPS plan should offer a data backup system. Considering that anything is possible within the provider’s network, it is a must that you select a service that allows manual data backups, enabling you to restore it anytime you need to.