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The Benefits of VPS Hosting

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The Benefits of VPS Hosting

If you're hosting a web site or web application on a shared server, maybe it's time to look at a move to having it hosted on a VPS.

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You may have heard of VPS hosting but not be entirely sure what it is. In that case, it makes sense to find out more about it in order to see whether or not it is something that could be of use to you and your business.

Basically, this is simply a virtual private server that is partitioned so that it contains the operating system, bandwidth, and disk space you need on it. This works by using a physical server that sits in a data center and is divided up to create virtual servers.

The person who uses the virtual private server can then see just their own working environment and control it easily, as though it were a dedicated server.

Bridge the Gap

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This is a good way of bridging the gap before heading on to a dedicated physical server in the future. Perhaps you feel that the time isn’t quite right to get a physical server yet, but you want to make a move in the right direction now.

This solution is less expensive than getting dedicated server hosting arranged with a physical server so it could be an affordable way to get started without financial worries about this aspect of running the business.

It could also help you to start off with a smaller IT team, before making the necessary moves to build up the expertise you have on site to deal with a physical server.

Customize the Server

It is also common for businesses to decide to customize their VPS to meet their exact needs. This means that you only pay for what you need and don’t need to worry about dealing with features that are of no interest to you.

In addition, it is typically the case that a VPS hosting plan is easy to scale as necessary. This means that it can grow in accordance with your business over the months and years to come.

It is a particularly useful approach for people who want the sort of VPS Hosting Forex traders look for. In this case, it will be set up to allow them to run complicated algorithms and will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week without downtime and with incredibly fast response times.

A High Level of Control

It is also worth noting that using a VPS like this also gives the business a greater level of control than you would normally expect to get with a shared hosting environment. This means that you will probably have root access and be able to use scripts, for example.

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At the same time, you will also have a good level of technical support to help you out, just as you would with shared hosting. You may decide to choose a fully managed service or a server in which the web host only takes care of the maintenance that you want them to look after.

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Published at DZone with permission of Anna Morris, DZone MVB. See the original article here.

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