Overheard in a supermarket: The virtual world is so over-hyped. We had a good time even without it in our days, isn’t it?
Well, nostalgia is not bad, but does one need to criticize emerging technologies to remember old times? Virtualization is no longer just about the Internet anymore. Now, everything that facilitates the world wide web is going virtual. Take for example, web hosting. Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is a virtual way of hosting.
VPS hosting is remote but it still lets you be in control of your server. When a server is divided into logical partitions, each partition becomes a VPS. In shared hosting, you need to share resources with several other websites. Moreover, there is no clearly defined space that’s your own. A VPS becomes your own, not shared by others. Depending on your needs, you can use more virtual servers.
Businesses who cannot afford a dedicated server but aren’t satisfied with a shared server go for VPS hosting. You can configure your server(s) according to your needs. You can install as many applications as you want. With multiple servers, you can even install different operating systems on them.
Shared hosting limits the usage of bandwidth and disk space as you share them with other websites. With a VPS, you can use all the available space and bandwidth for your websites. You can host many websites.
VPS hosting is reasonably priced with respect to the features it offers. It lets you select or drop several additional features at your convenience.
Since virtual servers are isolated from one another, VPS hosting proves more secure than shared hosting.
Businesses who want to move away from shared hosting should go for VPS hosting before they can go for dedicated hosting.