Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting is the ideal stopover between shared hosting and dedicated hosting. Businesses that cannot afford a dedicated server but aren’t satisfied with a shared server go for VPS hosting.
The most important reason one wants to move from shared hosting is control. And VPS hosting provides that. It still lets you be in control of your server.
A virtual server is formed when a physical server is divided into logical partitions. Each partition is a VPS. You get a 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.
With shared hosting, you have limited bandwidth and disk space as you have to share the server with other websites. With a VPS, you can use all the available space and bandwidth for your websites. You can host many websites. 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.
The cost is what makes VPS hosting extremely lucrative. VPS hosting also offers additional features that you can select or drop at your convenience.
The security factor with VPS hosting is very high. Since virtual servers are isolated from one another, VPS hosting proves more secure than shared hosting.
So, if you are thinking of moving from shared hosting, go for VPS hosting; you don’t even have to worry about the cost.