VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It is a service preferred by many small, small-to-medium businesses and individuals, as it is much more affordable than purchasing a Dedicated Server, and much more reliable than Shared Web Hosting.
VPS Hosting gives you access to all of the features and functionality of your own dedicated server at a fraction of the cost, because the expense of hardware, network connections and systems maintenance is shared between many individual customers. This is, at least, how most of the hosting companies work their data center out.
If you are new to the industry of web hosting, you may be wondering why choosing virtual private server hosting. Well, i can make an endless list but I will concentrate on the main points. VPS technology is, financially-speaking, affordable. Among other benefits, flexibility and security are key advantages of VPS technology. In contrast to shared web hosting, where you have very limited access to your account, with VPS you have complete control over the server environment, with the capability to add or change features and install software. You can also run as many websites as you like with our range of plans.
I strongly recommend VPS solution if:
- You want to run multiple websites
- You want to run few websites that consume quite a lot of resources (ram, cpu, bandwidth)
- You run a small/small-to-medium business and want to host your company’s website and run some software outside the office.
- You are beginning your system administrator career and want to experience a real Linux environment.
I am sure there are lots of articles out there describing the Advantages and Disadvantages of VPS, How and Why using a VPS etc. I will be focusing on articles related to the VPS hosting industry, and I will make my best to give you a very clear picture of how things work and some pitfalls of the relatively-new vps hosting industry.