Choosing the right hosting plan for your website can be a bit confusing. If the size of your website is small then you can opt for a shared server, but eventually, your website will grow and in that case, you might wanna move to a dedicated server. However, that is going to be a bit more expensive.
In this situation, Virtual Private Server (VPS) might be just the thing that you are looking for. It provides enhanced performance for your website, you can also pick and choose the operating system you wish to install along with the software.
In this article we will discuss the benefits of Virtual Private Server (VPS) and why it is the best option for your website.
What Is VPS Hosting?
In a VPS environment even though your website shares the physical server with many other sites. It still gets a dedicated server environment for your website. With the help of virtualization technology, a single server can be divided into multiple sections. By doing so hosts can deliver a higher level of services at highly affordable prices.
In a shared environment, your website has to share the resources with other websites. However, in a VPS server, you have direct access to the resources and it is much cheaper than dedicated hosting.
As discussed earlier in a shared server your website’s performance might get affected by other websites on the server. If a particular website registers a rise in traffic then that might eventually affect the output of your website.
There can be many more issues such as slow loading which can have an adverse effect on the popularity of your website. Not to mention the risk of hackers, if the security of anyone’s website on the server is jeopardized it can also put your website at risk as well.
Whereas in a VPS environment the performance of your website will not be affected by the activities of other websites and you no longer have to worry about security threats as your website will have a separate server. These factors can play a major role in the performance of your website.
As mentioned earlier that in a VPS environment the performance of your website will be higher as it won’t be sharing any space with other websites. But that is not the only thing that the VPS has to offer. There are many more benefits such as access to more resources in comparison to shared plans, more storage space, more bandwidth, and improved technology. This will help your website to load faster and bring more traffic to your website.
In the future, if you receive high traffic on your website you can opt for more resources. Especially when you will be running a promotional event on your website to bring in more customers.
Exercise More Control
In comparison to shared hosting in a VPS, you have dedicated resources at your disposal to be used as you desire. This is the major difference between VPS and shared hosting. Here you can exercise more control over the resources for your website.
In a VPS users are well aware of the resources given to them and they can utilize it to the fullest potential as per their requirements. This way users can easily manage their websites on a single plan.
Not only that you can also expand your physical space as in when the need arises. That is something you cannot think of doing in a dedicated host.
Choose The OS And Applications You Need
In a shared hosting environment, the host chooses the operating system as well as the application. Users have little or no control over the configuration of the server. However, in a VPS host users can choose in accordance with their requirements. Users can choose from a wide variety of OS and in some cases, users can have complete control over installation and administration.
Therefore VPS provides a great degree of freedom, especially for web developers. Such as the liberty to choose the PHP version, employ node.js for your projects. You can also get rid of unnecessary applications and free up space.
More Flexible And Reliable Environment
As discussed earlier VPS provides you a wide variety of options to choose from. In shared hosting, you are only getting a space for your websites but in VPS you have many more options. One more important aspect of VPS is choosing between a managed and an unmanaged plan. In an unmanaged plan, you can do as you choose, however you are also responsible for the configuration and the maintenance of the server. If that seems like too much responsibility then you can select the managed plan where the host will take care of such responsibilities and you can concentrate on the growth of your website.
We hope that this article will help you to make your decision in choosing the right hosting solution for your website. Get in touch with Ewebguru, if you need further assistance, we will be glad to help you out.
Ashok Arora is CEO and Founder of eWebGuru a leading web hosting company of India. He is a tech enthusiast with more than 25 years of experience in Internet and Technology.
Ashok is Master in Electronics from a leading Indian university.
Ashok loves to write on cloud, servers, datacenter, virtualisation technology.