Best Features In A VPS

A VPS, or virtual private server has a lot of advantages over a shared hosting account. It even has some advantages over a dedicated server, not the least of which is the fact that it’s significantly less expensive to maintain. Granted, a dedicated server is more powerful and flexible than a VPS, but for most companies, a VPS is going to be able to provide more than enough bandwidth, disk space and flexibility to provide for your needs. If you find that you need more from your server as your company continues to grow, then you can always upgrade your hosting package later.

What The Are You Even Talking About, Anyway?

Let’s back up for a moment here. Perhaps all of this detailed terminology is still new enough to you that you aren’t sure you’re still on the same page with us. Let’s give you a quick recap. A shared hosting account is just what it sounds like. You get to host your files and applications remotely, but you’re “sharing” a computer with some other people. By contrast, when you sign up for a “dedicated” hosting account, you get your own computer to yourself. A VPS is the best of both of these worlds. You’re still sharing a computer, but that computer is partitioned in such a way as to enable you to enjoy many of the same benefits of dedicated hosting, including the ability to run your own operating system and other software.

So What are the Features?

If you ask different ten different information technology specialists what the best features of a VPS are, you might would actually get ten different answers. Still, there are few “greatest hits” which are generally agreed upon. One of these is the ability that we mentioned a moment ago to select from more than one available operating system. In tandem with the ability to run yours independently, this ensures that you’ll be able to set your server up in such a way as to meet the needs of your company perfectly. You won’t have as much flexibility as you would with a dedicated server in terms of the software you’ll be able to install, but most VSP providers provide a wide enough variety of templates and applications that whatever purpose you can imagine in the business world can be served, at least to some degree, on a VPS.

Is There Anything Else?

Of course, there are other features associated with utilizing a virtual private server as well. One of these will help your company maintain its professional image, and that’s the fact that you will be allocated a higher amount of bandwidth. You don’t want your sites to run slowly because other clients are hogging your server’s resources, right? With a VPS, you won’t have that problem? Closely related to the additional bandwidth you’ll be afforded by the operation of a VPS is the additional disk space. Chances are good that you’ll have more than enough room for whatever you need to store.

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