Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a technology that designed for all those customers who look for more control than what they get in a shared web hosting account. VPS’s are like shared hosting, but with the power of a dedicated server so it is much more affordable and better performance. In addition, VPS technology provide you with the highest level of security which is exactly like a dedicated server, complete with customizable firewall protection and it also secures isolated disk space.
Root access permits you to install and configure any programs you wish. Do you want to run PHP with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL? Go ahead: Install it. Or, Want to try out Zope/Plone? Knock yourself out. Moreover, it’s free to host unlimited number of Websites through Apache’s Virtual Hosts. In addition, VPS host other services, such as a mail server, an FTP server, and server can be used for backup, file storage and etc. Indeed, with more control over your OS you can reboot it or go for a system restart without affecting other users.
How secure is VPS?
When you have VPS hosting you will not have to worry about the security as much as you do with shared server hosting. This is because you can customize it to the needs you have and make sure you have the strong security. Apart from that, VPS servers aren’t so different from dedicated servers, security-wise. In order to segment the system properly, the host installs a layer of software that dedicates part of the server to you. This partition means that everything that makes the server run (besides electricity) is completely separated from the other customers. Not only will they not be able to crash your websites, they can’t accidentally install malicious code on your server either!
Some other benefits of VPS server hosting
- VPS hosting offers power and control of dedicated hosting alongside with the affordability of shared hosting. Some of the more important benefits of VPS hosting are as following:
- Increased Privacy – in VPS hosting you do not have to share your Operating System with other users neither are there websites that in any way has access to your files.
- Dedicated resources – you are guaranteed certain amount of resources by the service provider and it is available to you anytime of the day or night.
Is there any Disadvantages of VPS?
Basically there are two main VPS hosting types – unmanaged (or self-managed) and fully managed. Unmanaged servers require technical skills to set up and a VPS is no different. You could be stuck on configuration issues instead of passing the issue off to the server admin of a managed VPS. Most of the time it’s better to avoid the issue altogether and stick to managed hosting – especially non-technical users. Thus, most hosting providers will offer managed VPS’s with support and setup for your server 24/7 basis.
If you have a busy site you really do need at least a VPS. In nearly all cases they are, by design, faster and more reliable than shared hosting accounts. However, it’s able to handle significantly more users and greater complexity. VPS is a Secured Server System, Economically Feasible, and Ensured Quality.