VPS or Virtual Private Server hosting is the most sought after hosting solution today. The virtualization technologies used in VPS significantly enhance performance and functionality of websites. In this hosting, a server is sliced into multiple virtual servers, and each virtual server acts as a dedicated server. Websites hosted on these servers enjoy all the features of a dedicated server, but actually they share the server with several other websites.
A VPS is suitable for businesses that need a better control over their servers, but don’t want to invest in expensive dedicated server hosting.
Dedicated server hosting needs you to be a technical savvy. So people who lack in the area, shouldn’t go for dedicated server hosting. They can opt for VPS hosting instead. Although with all types of hosting platforms there are some pros and cons attached, VPS hosting offer more benefits than shared and economical solution than dedicated server hosting.
Here I’ll enlist a number of advantages of using a VPS hosting:
Root level access: Like a dedicated server hosting, VPS hosting offers you root level access to your server enabling you to control the entire environment of the server via a robust control and management panel. Additionally, you can install any third-party, open source, or commercial apps.
Scalability: For websites who are already established and there’s no considerable growth in the amount of traffic is expected, scalability may not be of that much importance for them. But for businesses that are starting their online presence with hopes of growing it into something large, this factor must not be ignored by them.
Hosting your website with a VPS account means your environment is hosted within what is called a container. Depending on the package you purchased, this container is allocated a certain amount of server resources. The best part of this container is that it can easily and quickly be allocated more or less resources as per your requirement.
Stability & reliability: Compared to a shared hosting, VPS hosting is more stable and reliable. Because in shared hosting, most hosting companies over sell their servers and piling on as many as thousands of customers on to a single server subsiding the reliability of the services. Also, your website’s uptime and performance can be adversely affected by other websites hosted on the same server.
On the other hand, websites hosted on VPS are more stable and reliable. Control panel available with this hosting helps streamline your business processes.
Flexibility: VPS hosting offers you flexibility to customize your plan that suits best to your specific business requirement. It ensures you that you pay only for what you use, and not for the resources you’ll never need. VPS hosting gives you better control over your virtual server as compared to shared hosting.
Cost effective: Hosting on a VPS account is much cheaper than that of a dedicated server that uses a physical server. It costs you slightly over a shared server but offers benefits something closer to a dedicated server. VPS falls between shared and dedicated server hosting. Since several VPS can be provisioned within a single server, it reduces the expenses of implementation for suppliers that is why they are priced lower than dedicated servers. Therefore, VPS has now become an option for businesses for all size.
Green technology: People are more environment concerned today, and therefore, green hosting and the use of technologies that don’t harm the environment, have been gaining immense popularity for last few years. It’s also important that you play your role in a bid to save the environment. As carbon emission in VPS hosting is very little, you can pat your back adopting eco-friendly technology. With dedicated server hosting you are the sole user of that server, and hence the responsible for entire power consumption. However, with a VPS, a large dedicated server is sliced into several virtual environments. By this way, many customers share the resources of that physical server.