A virtual private server (VP) stands for a dedicated virtualized server within a shared hosting environment. It runs its own copy of an operating system with individual settings, and users have super-level access to that operating system instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on the OS.
Although not a brand new technology, VPS has gathered mainstream, and has also become one of the most popular web hosting types customers choose from to host their websites online. Not just only for customers, but also for web service providers utilize VPS for better performance and cost cutting.
Compared to dedicated server hosting, VPS is definitely a perfect alternative for those startups, small business websites and high-traffic blogs who are looking for high performance but low cost solution.
Actually, millions of current customers are now taking advantages from VPS, some of which are concluded below.
The budget of VPS hosting gets totally reduced for any system using the virtual ones, since the physical one being capable of branching out into multiple virtual servers. This largely helps startup Internet businesses save money and balance the potential for growth, at the same time.
Unlike shared hosting service, VPS users do not need to share server resources with other accounts. Since each virtual server is capable of having its own customized individual settings and operating system, the website performance will also not be affected by others, even coming from the same physical server. As long as the physical server is online, users are able to get stable uptime.
Customization and Control
Choosing VPS hosting, users have full authority. They can enjoy complete control over the resources and customize almost everything from the operating system to the interface of websites, all based on their requirements.
Although VPS might not match the dedicated server performance regularly, it still can guarantee high performance as far as shared servers are concerned. Along with the low price, VPS allows those small and medium business websites to take enough advantages from the personal CPU usage and RAM that VPS comes with.
Due to the isolation factor, VPS hosting can hold a quite high security level by both providers and users. On the one hand, web hosts would always do regular maintenance job. On the other hand, users can also put up firewall and other extra security measures to keep VPS and their websites safe.
Most users may begin with their virtual server as small or medium businesses; however, they may feel the demand to expand of their businesses later. Since virtual private server always related to cloud server, so users can expand their server capabilities as much as they want.