VPS Hosting represents the center stage in the web hosting industry. For those who want the full root access of a Dedicated Server, without the hefty price tag, VPS Hosting offers excellent value for money. But what exactly is a VPS? And what are the advantages of VPS vs. VPS? how about a shared server or a dedicated server? These are all questions that potential hosting customers should know before deciding which hosting platform to use.
Benefit 1: Saving Money
Virtual Private Servers are separate devices, or virtual machines, on a separate server. Since multiple VPSs can be hosted on the same physical server, hosting providers can use Multi-Tenancy by offering VPS. Multi-Tenancy is an important feature of VPS (*Virtuozzo/OpenVZ) because only one instance of the software template is installed on a physical machine. Now in the abstraction layer, multiple “independent” Virtual Machines can be provisioned within this single template. This is important because it reduces hosting costs for providers as multiple VPSes can be hosted within the same server. This is the main reason why VPS is cheaper than Dedicated Servers.
Benefit 2: Disaster Recovery
The most desirable hosting option is undoubtedly the Dedicated Server. When a client sends applications or downloads data to a Dedicated Server, it is served directly on the main kernel without a download layer. Strategic backups help protect against data loss. But VPS offers a faster way to recover from a disaster than a Dedicated one because the VPS can be restored in a viable image on another node (in case of data loss) as soon as a Dedicated Server can be restored from backups. Furthermore, the VPS can be moved live between different nodes with zero downtime. Abstraction Layers – Virtualization – make management servers easier in Disaster Recovery situations.
Advantage 3: Scalability
Virtual Private Servers can be scaled up and down as needed. It means that if your application starts to collect more RAM, it is easier to do this. Depending on your VPS provider, you can add additional resources on the fly without downtime. In the case of a Dedicated Server, there should be a forced down time for a RAM/Drive/CPU upgrade.
Solution 4: Root Access
This feature is a shared feature with Dedicated Servers. But considering that VPS can be had for the price of shared hosting these days, this is worth mentioning. If you are a developer and need your own sandbox for testing purposes, a VPS can be very useful. With full root access, there are no pages to run on a Dedicated Server. This means that for a fraction of the price, you can test or your apps, and if you want, remove the server 1 month later without commitment.
VPS Hosting is the undisputed middle weight in the world of web hosting. More robust than shared hosting, and more flexible than a Dedicated Server, Virtual Private Servers are rapidly growing in popularity among corporate clients in the Cloud form VPS. With High Availability options, VPS Hosting has become more common and can satisfy the needs of any web host.