What is a Virtual Server…
A virtual server (vServer) is the best way to achieve the autonomy of a dedicated hosting for a reduced fee.
So what is a Virtual Private Server?
A virtual private server, or VPS, is a type of shared hosting with features of a dedicated one, such as administrator access (“root”) and dedicated IP addresses.
To create a virtual server, a physical machine is virtually divided so that each fragment or “partition” functions almost independently of the other partitions (accounts) that share it.
Thus, each VPS works with its own operating system and can be restarted separately, allowing it to offer more flexibility and a higher degree of performance, disk space and bandwidth than a shared web hosting, but without having to contract an entire dedicated hosting.
Most of the time, a server runs below its maximum capacity, which means that its computing power, space and memory, as well as the energy needed to keep it running, are wasted. However, thanks to virtualization, a single, more powerful machine can host several servers so that all resources can be used to the maximum and the price of not only space but also energy consumption can be reduced.
In addition, this technology distributes the resources of the machine equitably and reserves a certain capacity to each server, but can even offer more resources of those contracted during peak loads (provided they are available on the physical server, which from a statistical point of view is usually the most common).
When to choose a VPS
While it’s true that a dedicated server or cloud offers higher performance than a VPS, unless your web requires very high power or heavy loads for continuous time, the most advantageous option in most cases where a shared hosting is too small is a virtual private server.
Virtual private servers are especially useful for individuals, professionals and companies with web projects that need – either because they have a lot of traffic or because they want to use complex applications – more bandwidth, performance and flexibility than a shared hosting, but without requiring all the resources of a cloud server or a dedicated one.
Most common Use Cases for VPS
- Website Hosting
- Online Gaming
- Email Marketing
- SEO Tools
- Trading / Botting
While managing a virtual server requires some knowledge of server management, the benefits are manifold:
- Control over the server. Although several accounts share a physical machine, the VPS servers are effectively isolated so that the respective users have almost total control over their space, which can usually be configured and reduplicated in a few minutes through their own control panel.
- Stability and performance. In a shared hosting, all accounts are shared, so if one account has a problem or hoards resources, it can affect the performance of the others. On the other hand, in a VPS server each account has allocated resources that work independently, which isolates it from the problems of others, without having to hire a dedicated server, much more expensive.
- Protected email marketing. For private email marketing servers it makes sense to take a dedicated server package or a VPS with dedicated IP address, if possible. Emails from shared IPs can land in spam blacklists, if somebody else, who’s using the same server, is abusing the hosting service by sending out spam mails. This is a pity, especially because it affects other users of the same VPS whose emails will also get banned just because they come from the same IP. So for self-hosted email marketing you should always look for an exclusive IP, which isn’t shared with anybody else.
- Efficiency. As identical programs (apache, mysql…) are only loaded once, it takes up less base memory. On the other hand, as fewer machines are turned on, the consumption of electricity to keep the servers operational and cooled is lower, thus contributing to reducing the carbon footprint in the atmosphere.
- Perfect safety. The principle of virtualization makes sure that although servers are shared between several people, the use of resources stays kind of separated. Nobody within one server can access the data, programs or resources of another one.
- Scalability. If you expect your web project to grow in the longer run, the option of enough scalability is crucial so you won’t have to move your project to another host when you need more resources. One of the benefits of VPS Hosting is that you can top it up with more resources at any given time, but you can also downgrade when you find our that your business doesn’t need all booked resources and less would be sufficient. VPS plans are always flexible and you’re never stuck in a long term subscription that can’t be changed easily.
- Cost-Effective. If you want to have your own web server, a Virtual Private Server offers the best security and total control without breaking your economy. You won’t need to buy or manage expensive hardware, or perform complicated server management tasks that go beyond your primary business interests. Here is a forum where cheap VPS are discussed.
Before choosing a VPS, it is worth considering which applications will be installed and how the server will be used in the near future. This will allow you to choose the most appropriate plan. At many hosting providers you can contract a VPS or cloud VPS server with a flexible, reliable and scalable configuration with Dell hardware and Cisco network technology, which guarantees a high availability service, with unbeatable features and a low failure rate from just 4.50 € and if you have any doubts, you can always contact our specialists.