Virtual Private Server Hosting
Today anyone who is anyone needs a web hosting for their online endeavors. No matter what kind of business you are in, a website defines you and a web host is necessary in order to have the website and other things. When you look at hosting, much of it is marginally costly and may not give you all that you're looking for. Virtual Private Hosting may be the answer for companies that are looking for cost effective website hosting and the ability to add their own touch or add their own software or video hosting.
Many companies today offer VPS or virtual private hosting as part of their web hosting packages. In many cases these are unmanaged or self managed services with a control panel and the company or customer must manage their own servers and add their own software. Some hosting companies today offer unmetered VPS hosting so that the customer may have as much as 3 TB on a hosting service and pay far less than they would if they used the same amount of space on a physical rather than a virtual server.
There are a lot of myths and misunderstandings inherent in the virtual private hosting industry, not the least of which is that a vps is less secure than a physical server. In fact, quite the opposite is true. When properly used and configured, a Virtual private server hosting solution may be a great deal more secure for you and your business. There are also other benefits to the use of a virtual private hosting solution.
What is Virtual Private Server Hosting?
A virtual private server is a machine that is--as the name implies--virtual in nature. It is sold as a service provided by an internet hosting company and usually runs its own copy of a specific operating system. THe most common operating system used in VPS is Linux but it may be any operating system that the client desires. The customer is typically given admin or super user powers of control on the operating system so that they are able to add any type software that is compatible with the operating system on which they are installing it.
What are the Benefits of a VPS?
In most cases the VPS is --so far as function--about the same as a dedicated server and is much more open to configuration and is more readily created. In addition, the virtual private server is far more reasonably priced than a physical server of the same OS. The do share physical hardware which means that they may be slightly slower performance wise due to the fact that others are sharing the same VPS and may have a heavier workload going on.
What Exactly IS Virtualization?
Literally the hosting company is partitioning a single server to look and to act as multiple servers. This type of action has been very popular in microcomputing since VMwards ESX servers came to be in early 2000. There is a physical server that runs what is called a hypervisor. That is used to create, release, and manage the resources of the client operations or virtual machines. These virtual machines are given a specific amount of space and/or resources. This is largely dependent upon what the client has paid for. The client is normally in no way aware of how many others may be sharing the server because the server is independent of all other machines and unless there is heavy or severely heavy use, it does not slow down any of the virtual private server clients.
The server virtualization is close to the same thing that led to the development of time sharing and multiprogramming according to wikipedia and other sources. The resources are shared, as they are in the time sharing, but because they are virtual they are more secure-- depending of course on the type of virtualization that is utilized to create the server. Individual servers are typically isolated and each one can run a full operating system. Each virtual server can be rebooted independent of the others who share the resources so that effectively you have 4 plus servers on one system.
VPS Hosting Has Marked Benefits.
In most cases, your bandwidth and space usage is not metered in VPS hosting
although it is covered by acccepted use policies and other restrictions, but is will cost a great deal less than regular physical hosting. In addition, because you are in control of all of your software and management, you have the capacity to add or to configure just about anything that you want on your virtual private server hosting slot.
Virtual private server hosting
is also known to be more secure than physical server hosting, although again, this is a blanket statement. Depending on how you configure your software or how secure your passwords are, that may not necessarily be true of your company.
If you're looking for a way to save money and to save time as well as to get better control of your company website and online resources, a virtual private server hosting may be just what the doctor ordered. Call today to find out what we can do to help you to save time, save money and improve your overall web security.