What is a Virtual Private Server?
First, let’s start with the difference between shared hosting and VPS hosting.
Shared hosting is a simple option to set up a site and start accepting visitors ASAP. Shared hosting can quickly backfire when websites grow in popularity because more resources are consumed and more sessions are delivered each moment. Eventually, a website with good traffic will have slow loading times due to the shared hosting plan.
A Virtual Private Server, or VPS, is a more advanced option than shared hosting. It’s a single server split into individual virtual machines, running their own operating systems handling custom configurations. Unlike shared hosting, VPS has dedicated resources (RAM and CPU) and is independent of all the other websites on the server.
A Virtual Private Server is great for hosting websites (e-commerce, content, media, etc.) and/or software applications, particularly web based ones (portals, extranet, collaborative solutions, wiki, CRM software, etc.). Unlike shared hosting, this data is isolated on a single virtual machine, with resources solely dedicated to its user.
The VPS is a perfect compromise between web hosting plans and physical servers, combining reliability with the high performance of a dedicated environment. It provides you with more control than a web hosting plan, but without the difficulty of managing a server’s physical hardware.
What are VPS Hosting Benefits?
Users are guaranteed the resources on their Virtual Private Server web hosting account. This means that your account will always be allocated the set amount of RAM, CPU, and Disk Space you’ve chosen regardless of what other users on the server are doing. This allows for greater stability and performance of your website. You also do not share the Operating System with any other users, providing better security for your website files.
VPS is perfect if you need the benefits of your own dedicated server, but aren’t ready to upgrade to a dedicated server. Upgrading to a single or cloud-based VPS will provide instant deployment, low startup costs, paying only for services that you use and easy upgrades. You can get started with a Compute market VPS for as low as $10 per month. When your website traffic has outgrown a VPS then you can easily be upgraded to a Compute Market Dedicated Server
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