On our last post we discussed shared hosting and gave you some insight in order for you to decide if shared hosting is right for you. Today we are going to talk a little bit about VPS Hosting.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server; and what that means is that a physical server is divided into several spaces that then create its own virtual server. The account holder who is placed on the virtual server can only see the virtual environment and can reboot their server or use it as if it was its own dedicated server. The virtual space mimics a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. It is a hybrid between shared hosting and dedicated hosting.
If shared hosting is like living in an apartment, then VPS hosting is like having a townhouse apartment all to yourself. Residents still occupy spaces throughout the complex, but you have more privacy, more space, and more resources reserved solely for your use
Who VPS Hosting is for?
VPS Hosting is for people that want more control over their environment. Most VPS plans can be customized to meet your needs and do not have all the restrictions that come along with shared hosting. As with shared hosting, our VPS plans are 100% scalable and come with full root access.
VPS Hosting is a better choice if you have a medium to large sized site or your small site has experienced incredible growth and traffic increase.
Things to consider:
VPS Hosting is more expensive than shared hosting.
VPS plans cane either be managed or unmanaged.
Although you have your own virtual private space, because of the fact that your site is still housed on a shared physical server, and other sites are also hosted on that server, resources may still be limited to a certain degree