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What is VPS?


What is VPS?

VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a great option and cost-effective solution when comes in advanced, medium to big web hosting. It guarantees a certain degree of website security, scalability, resource allocation for you to run a higher resources consuming website.

VPS partitions the server environment and allocates a larger storage space, resources, and services to each individual. As each VPS is a virtual partition, it is independently separated from the server environment.

Advantages of VPS:

  • Cost-Effective, by allocating more resources at a lower price as compared to Dedicated Server
  • Scalable and Upgradable, resources can be increased and reduced depends on requirements
  • Customizable, having all the basic features for web hosting but allow more customization.
  • Multi-functional, a VPS is suitable for multi-purpose of web applications such as websites, e-commerce platforms, or function as email servers.

Disadvantages of VPS:

  • Technical requirement, you might be requiring some technical basic to utilize your online platform in VPS

When you should choose VPS

  • Medium to large range website
  • E-Commerce web application
  • Complex interactive web platforms

Read more about Shared Hosting, VPS and Dedicated Hosting

Summary Table of comparison between Shared Hosting, VPS and Dedicated Server

Characteristics Shared Hosting VPS Dedicated Server
Pricing RM25/Month RM139/Month RM499/Month
Disk Space Provided Up to 30GB Up to 100GB Up to 2 x 4 TB
Monthly Data Transfer Up to 50GB Up to 2000GB Unlimited Data Transfer
Server Memory 512MB 8GB 32GB
Bandwidth Allocation 20Mbps – shared with other site 10 Mbps 100Mbps
Platform Available Linux & Windows Linux & Windows Linux & Windows
Configurability Limited Moderate Non-limited
Density of Shared User 300 Low No shared user

Source gathered from WebServer.com.my

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