Why a Small Business Must Start with VPS Hosting?

While the shared hosting can be the perfect choice at the entry level, it can become a hindrance to a business growth when the traffic to their site starts increasing. Instead of directly jumping to the powerful and expensive dedicated server, businesses have the option of VPS hosting. 

What is VPS and how does it work:

VPS is expandable to virtual private servers. A physical server is virtually split into one or more portions and housed in individual compartments. Each VPS is allocated dedicated resources and runs its own copy of the operating system. 

This means, in VPS hosting, the host puts the business on a server that houses many other websites like in shared hosting. The price is almost as low. The similarities end here. It goes on to match the features of a dedicated server without the high costs. 

The slight difference that is seen is the resource capacity is lesser and there are many sites unlike in dedicated server where there is only one customer and the entire resources are with the sole customer. 

The features VPS offers:

Control:

The clients get complete control to the server area they occupy. They have the right to install any software that they find necessary. However, like with a dedicated machine, clients are expected to manage and maintain the server in VPS hosting. The hosts will maintain the infrastructure that comes inbuilt with the server. 

Higher reliability than shared hosting:

Each VPS account is independent of one another. Although they share the server, they do not compete for the resources. Even if a website pulls more resources, it will not create any disturbance to the other accounts. Similarly, even if someone reboots the server the other accounts will not even come to know about it.

Enhanced privacy and security:

In shared hosting, if one account is infected with some virus, it is likely to affect all other accounts housing on the server. In VPS hosting, the websites are placed in individual containers which assure of superior privacy and security. So, there is very low chance of the other accounts being compromised. 

Another security feature in VPS is each account gets independent dedicated IP which secludes an account from the other websites on the server. In shared hosting, all accounts share one single shared IP address. if one account is banned and the IP is suspended, it will make all websites unavailable and affect the performance. 

Who can opt for VPS hosting:

VPS servers come as a bridge to the huge gap that is found between the shared hosting and dedicated server hosting. It is suitable to almost every type of business. 

• A small business with increasing traffic needs more space, memory etc than what they get from shared hosting. 
• Web designers and developers could buy the VPS services for doing their speed tests etc. while building a website.
• Users could use the VPS and start reseller hosting by joining with a reliable web hosting company.
  
It is important to choose a host that provides 24/7 technical support and is available on chat, phone, and email. 


 

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