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Virtual Private Servers

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

What virtual private servers do is to give a client or customer the appearance of having a dedicated server, while in fact sharing the server with other clients of the web hosting service.  Each client on the server is  hidden behind a partition, making a bunch of smaller servers out of one big dedicated server.

Virtual private servers have their own operating system and can be rebooted without affecting the other clients or their operations on the server.  virtual private servers are usually the step that companies take when transitioning from a shared server to owning a dedicated server machine. The VPS does have some limitations. However, it is a step up from the shared system where what the client does may impact upon his or her neighbors. Yet it still is not as completely free as a solely dedicated server where nothing affects the client except his own applications, software and functioning.

With virtual private servers, your RAM and CPU are not as limited as in a shared system. There are limitations placed  by your web host  on  disk space, and bandwidth. The client benefits from virtual private servers by  being able to get into certain kinds of script set ups and the ability to access accounts. Virtual private servers are  more flexible for hosting  your website, but it is not as completely free as owning a dedicated server.

In a nutshell, the best thing about virtual private servers includes having  dedicated server like services and affordable pricing. Isolation is another factor. This means each private server has its own unique file system and gives the client a guaranteed amount of disk space, CPU power, bandwidth and memory. The VPS Hosting or Virtual Private Server Hosting also do not share web application and services with other websites and does not put the client in danger of downtime or hacks due to other client’s mistakes. Virtual private servers’ clients also get to customize their environment with their own software, applications and management. Finally, virtual private servers is cheap, upwards of 50% less than owning a dedicated VPS.

However, before jumping into virtual private servers, or any other form of operation, do some research to ensure that virtual private servers is the way you want your business to go. Consider it a stepping stone to a fully managed dedicated server down the road as your business grows.