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What is VPS (Virtual Private Server)? Its features!

VPS (VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER)

Do you know what VPS is?
The full form of VPS is Virtual Private Server. As the name suggests, it is a virtual private server, which is rented to the user. It appears to the user that on a VPS there is no other user on the server & it is a dedicated server. However, VPS is installed on a server serving multiple websites. There are multiple VPS on a computer. The user has full access to his VPS. It has a unique IP address, disc space, CPU resources and the user doesn't have to share it. It is independent.

How a VPS works?




There is an OS (Operating System) installed on each VPS. The user can install any software that runs on that Operating System. The web hosting provider uses virtualization technology which installs a virtual layer on the Operating System (OS) of the server. Hence, it separates the server into individual compartments, through a virtual wall. Thus, the user can install their OS & software. Hence, it is a completely private server.

Advantages of a VPS Hosting




The first one & the best advantage is that the user has full access to the VPS's OS without any restrictions &  no need for permission from the admin for any custom process.

Users can also host additional services such as File Transfer Protocol (FTP), a mail server, an e-commerce store & many more.

It also allows the user to host multiple websites which are best for an organisation, developer, & many other types of businesses.

Disadvantages of VPS Hosting




Generally, small businesses & organisations own VPS, to get the flexibility of a Dedicated Server at a cheap price. But it also has its disadvantages.

Another disadvantage is that it lacks in performance. The VPS generally throttle the server's performance. Because the VPS provider tries to increase the number of VPS on the server.

Security is not a major disadvantage on VPS. Generally, VPS is separated from another VPS because of server virtualization. But there is also a security requirement, which is avoided by some hosting providers. Hence, it may lead to a major security issue.

The right time to switch to VPS?




Are you currently using any Shared Hosting, Cloud Hosting, etc. & are thinking to switch to VPS. Many questions arise in your mind that what is the right time to switch to VPS hosting. So, I am going to talk about this topic in this section.

Here are the top 5 reasons because of which you can switch to VPS.

1. If you are worried about security, & want some extra & reliable security, extra backup space, extraordinary security for your e-commerce store or any online payment, then you can surely go to VPS. You will get top-level security in VPS.

2. If you are constantly experiencing a high amount of traffic on your website, & thinks that the shared hosting is not able to handle it. And, if you don't want to take the risk, then you can consider VPS hosting.

3. Sometimes, because of high requests & traffic, your website starts running or loading slowly or lagging. Because Shared Hosting is not idle for this traffic, then you can definitely go for VPS hosting.

4. Sometimes, you need to install software other than WordPress, Drupal, etc. & you want to install your software. You may also need to use a custom server configuration. Then you want a hosting provider, which rents the server with extra configurations. Then, you should buy VPS hosting.

5. If you are constantly running for server errors on your Shared or any other type of web hosting, & want more reliable & budget-friendly hosting, then you can go for VPS hosting.

Conclusion




If your business is going decently & if you want more resources, then you have to surely go for VPS hosting. It's nowadays budget-friendly.

I will also talk about other types of Web Hosting such as Colocation Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, etc. in future posts. So don't forget to bookmark this website.
Thanks for reading!