Posts Tagged ‘VPS Hosting’

Virtual Server

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

There are several benefits  to using a virtual server.  VPS or virtual private servers run on another server. The VPS is actually a partition within another server. This system allows the web host provider to spread the costs among several clients thereby making for cheaper operation for all. It also allows for a high degree of flexibility, reliability and security. This is mandated from a business standpoint by the need to run multiple applications on the virtual server.

A virtual server is a good platform for most small and medium businesses because it increases productivity by reducing costs. Increase productivity coupled with competition should go a long way in boosting profits for the company. There is also more control built in than in a shared system where clients are at the mercy of those who share the server with them. Sharing resources can mean down time for you even if yo do nothing to make it happen. A virtual server gives you unlimited root access. Your website will benefit from the isolation and freedom provided by the VPS.

Safety and security are built into the virtual server hosting unlike a shared hosting platform because others don’t impact your set up in anyway even though you both share the use of the server. You don’t, however, share resources and that makes a big difference.  The affordability of a virtual server ensures productivity and efficiency. Virtual server control allows you to reboot, install new applications or download and install updates and patches at will and without having to worry about any other server user.  Virtual servers come in custom configurations to suit the client needs. If the client chooses, the web provider can take over some of the software and other maintenance applications.

Before deciding to move to a virtual server from a shared server, it would be wise to do an assessment of your company and website’s internet presence. You should first decide how much money you want to spend, now and in the future. Investigate a number of virtual server providers since competition is the name of the game and a standard pricing system does not exist. In other words what one provider charges for minimal maintenance, for instance, may come free from the next company you investigate. There are many affordable programs available.

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.

Virtual Dedicated Server

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

A virtual dedicated server is a virtual  system using software to partition a server in such a way that it can be used by several customers at once. Each partition allows the unit to function as many dedicated servers wrapped up in one unit. Each virtual dedicated server is like a condo  in a high rise building  instead of a stand a lone single family townhouse. Each virtual dedicated server has its own operating system, bandwidth and disk space. Each individual can be rebooted without affecting its neighbors on the dedicated web server.

A virtual dedicated server allows  the customer to have  more control then in  regular shared hosting.  VPS is better on the budget, costing less than dedicated servers. Experts do  consider virtual dedicated servers as the preferred hosting solution for most small and medium sized businesses seeking to extend their presence on the internet. Virtual dedicated servers sidestep the limitations of shared hosting giving more flexibility. Virtual dedicated servers are not as flexible as a dedicated server, however. The actual partitioning of the server is done with software to create the virtual environment.

Within the virtual dedicated server,  the client is given added stability, with no fear of disruption caused by  other  users. Those on the other side of the partition. The performance of your website improves, becoming faster, with better load times. Virtual dedicated servers give each client more disk space, CPR and RAM  And it goes without saying there is more flexibility built into this type of system. Before you select a virtual dedicate  server system, you should  do some research and ask questions about the features being offered by each web hosting entity. Ask about the costs of root access for instance. Root access grants you complete control over your VPS account from configuration through software applications.

Ease of operation of the virtual dedicated server  means the server can  handle interface from a control panel application.  Management and support should be similar to a dedicated hosting account, since most VPS  servers require  the client to manage his or her own server. If you don’t have the technical skills ask the company to provide them for you. Good service providers will always actively monitor the network and hardware, thus ensuring security stability. However, ask about this before you sign the contract.

Private Hosting

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Private hosting is a method of specifying which part of virtual space of a certain server is used for a certain purpose or specific client.  This occurs when a dedicated server is capable of hosting multiple clients and users.  Partitioning the physical server into a number of various servers makes private hosting possible. Each private hosting server functions just like a dedicated server, only for a lot less money and operating costs.  Virtual private hosting allows clients the chance to have their own dedicated space in the virtual world.

In virtual private hosting, clients can have their own websites, databases and other applications located on their own virtual server. For example, a large company with multiple locations or dealerships could have their own personal websites operating off the company virtual private hosting server except with names and IP addresses  pointing to their dealership but utilizing company applications to do business. In the virtual world only one private hosting server is needed to do the business of all of the dealerships from one central location. This cost cutting raises the profit margin for all involved.

Private hosting servers require maintenance, however, not as much as dedicated servers. Security is better than on a shared system also. Private hosting is more reliable, and more controllable for the company system admin. All of this is made possible because each partition operates on its own operating system within its private hosting virtual system. Each private hosting server can also reboot without affecting other users on the other side of the partitions. Unlike VPS in a dedicated hosting, the client leases the entire physical server and does not share with anyone.

To put it another way  private hosting server let you the site owner deploy whatever software you want or need to continue to grow your web based business, something not possible in a shared hosting situation. VPS and private hosting servers are what everyone user will be doing in coming years as the industry develops and grows.