VPS Hosting and Why You Should Use It

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VPS Hosting and Why You Should Use It

What is a VPS?

A VPS or Virtual Private Server is a solution that effectively bridges the gap between the limitations of shared hosting and the flexibility of dedicated server hosting.

A VPS is created by virtualisation software which partitions a single physical server to form multiple servers within it. Each virtual server is completely independent of its neighbours and functions like an actual networked server. What makes VPS hosting so popular is that it provides control at a level similar to a dedicated server at a price not to far removed from affordable shared hosting .

How do VPS systems work?

In VPS hosting, every website is hosted on a virtual private server on a more powerful hardware. A physical machine is divided into several virtual compartments, and server software is setup on them separately, making each unit capable of functioning independently. This physical server typically runs a virtualisation software such as KVM, XEN, OpenVZ, HyperV, etc. Though other websites may be hosted on the same physical system, yours would be the only website(s) hosted in the virtual compartment allocated – with independent server resources (CPU, RAM, disk space, etc) to you. Other websites on the machine won’t affect the performance of yours. That means you get exactly the same system resources you pay for. You get complete root access to your server as if it were your dedicated server. VPS hosting gives you complete control over your server and almost the same benefits of the dedicated server. This way, you can get a virtual dedicated server for a much cheaper price and get higher performance for your website than a shared server.



Why use VPS hosting?

The use of a shared VPS is a cost-effective one that affords customers all the resources while still being in complete control of their virtual environment. Starter VPS host packages vary per space and price, however can be found to be an affordable option. On a VPS, you are allotted resources that are not shared by everyone. The overall CPU time and memory are shared across all accounts on the machine, but at the same time, portions of those resources are always dedicated to each account. This allows for more power and flexibility than being on a shared account. 


Privacy – As you don't share your OS with anyone else, there are no other websites on your server that potentially have access to your files.


Customisation – With a VPS Server, you have your own Operating System. This also means that you have your own instances of all server applications. If you need to have any of these services customised, you can make changes to suit the server to your needs.


Control – Your VPS server can be restarted without affecting anyone else.


Dedicated Resources – On a VPS Server, you have dedicated amounts of disk space, RAM and bandwidth available to you at any time. 

How to manage your VPS server?

In VPS hosting, every website is hosted on a virtual private server on a more powerful hardware. A physical machine is divided into several virtual compartments, and server software is setup on them separately, making each unit capable of functioning independently.


Though other websites may be hosted on the same physical system, yours would be the only website(s) hosted in the virtual compartment allocated – with independent server resources (CPU, RAM, disk space, etc) to you. Other websites on the machine won’t affect the performance of yours. That means you get exactly the same system resources you pay for. It’s like each website resides in an isolated room with sufficient resources to live with.

You get complete root access to your server as if it were your dedicated server. But technically you are still on the same physical machine and sharing its CPU, RAM, disk storage, and bandwidth.

VPS hosting gives you complete control over your server and almost the same benefits of the pricey dedicated server. This way, you can get a virtual dedicated server for a much cheaper price and get higher performance for your website than a shared server.


VPS servers can be managed independently or through the assistance of VpsCity. VPS hosting packages are usually done in one of three ways: self-managed, partially-managed and fully managed. Self- managed places complete responsibility on the administrator to do everything once the server has been provisioned, partially-managed places more of the responsibility on the administrator while we provide back-ups and maintenance. A fully managed hosting package allows the administrator complete freedom to the server, but at the same time allows VpsCity to do all the necessary hardware, software, back-ups and maintenance work.



Different Operating Systems of Choice

One of the great things about using virtual private servers is that each one of virtual instances within the physical server may run its own type or version of operating system. Additionally, the operating systems of the VPS instances may also differ from the operating system that is running on the physical server itself.

Each VPS instance is fully independent, just as they would be in a dedicated server environment. This means that each operating system may be assigned its own super-user access level and different root users may log into different VPS instances. VPS instances basically turn one computing system into many.


Harness the Power of VPS

Hopefully you now have a better understanding of why reputable data centres and web hosting companies, like VpsCity, harness the power of virtual private servers. Because virtual private servers do such an efficient job of allocating the resources on a dedicated server, it allows us to offer you unparalleled web hosting services that’s also very cost efficient.

By using VPS instances, clients save money by creating systems within systems. In the long run, the power consumption savings achieved by using a data centre would be much greater than onsite hosting by the client. As you see, virtual private servers give the end user a great return on investment (ROI) in both the short and long run. VpsCity fully hosts all servers unless otherwise stated, you can get access to your VPS at any time. VpsCity also offers 24/7 technical support.






What are the benefits of VPS hosting?

VPS hosting offers an inexpensive way to get many of the features, resources, control and flexibility of a more costly and complex dedicated server. With the technology increasing in popular, prices are dropping rapidly, ensuring that you can find a reliable VPS solution that meets your hosting needs.



Run the applications of your choosing

Your VPS is a virtual stand-alone server on which you, the administrator can install and run any application you choose.


Scalability

One of the biggest advantages of a VPS is in not being limited to any fixed hardware device or resource. Should your VPS exceed the available resources in a shared environment, we can provide you with your very own server and migrate your VPS real time to the Hardware Node. All available resources on the target machine can then be allocated to your single VPS. All this without any need to reinstall, configure and restore.


Security

Your VPS runs in its own isolated environment, with its own users, groups, processes, files, applications, libraries, IP addresses, ports and routing tables. It is a virtual server completely independent of any other VPS on the same machine.

Along with the disaster recover benefits, you can also create rollback points when installing applications or development milestones and quickly and easily revert back should the need arise.


Share the cost of hardware and data centre placement

A dedicated server running hundreds of domains may only use a fraction of the available server resource, leaving the rest to waste. By running a number of VPS on a single hardware node, we are able to distribute the cost of the underlying server over a number of clients, and still have server resource spare.


Updates and patches

Server wide OS patches are applied by our technicians to ensure your VPS security is not compromised. Individual firewall settings can be employed as a pre-configured service


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