We have always insisted that you go for a virtual private server (VPS) when you can no longer live with the shared server but cannot afford the dedicated server as yet. What makes virtual servers so good? Well, first, let’s understand what a virtual server is. When a physical server is partitioned into logical divisions, each division becomes a virtual server.
Virtual servers benefit businesses because of their isolated nature. Also, you don’t share a virtual server with others. You can install different operating systems on different virtual servers and enjoy their benefits. You can also choose to dedicate some virtual servers to specific applications such as e-mails and FTP or keep them for back-ups etc.
With many Virtual Private Servers, you can host a number of websites and dedicate a virtual server to each thereby making sure that a website does not have to share its resources with others.
The virtual server allows you to configure the virtual servers according to your own specifications. You have full control over all the servers, managing them the way you like.
Virtual servers are also easy to set up, allowing you to make a quick switchover. Also, these servers are easy to modify and upgrade.
The reason virtual servers work as a stopover is because of its reasonable cost and features that give you some experience of the dedicated server.
You may also choose to go with the semi-dedicated server. I prefer the virtual server because of the control it offers me. Which one do you like?