Virtual Private Server, more commonly known as a VPS, has
much more power than a shared hosting account without the cost of a dedicated
VPS technology allows a single computer to be
partitioned into multiple exclusive environments. These "virtual" servers are very close
to a dedicated server for control, flexibility, performance and security, but are
closer to shared hosting in cost.
Here are some of the benefits that come
along with VPS hosting:
- Stability - Unlike shared hosting, the
traffic and activities of other VPS customers will not adversely affect your
- Performance - Having your
own allotment of resources allows you and your visitors to enjoy faster load
- Dedicated Resources - VPS
hosting provides you with more disk space, CPU and
- Flexibility - You have the
freedom to choose the operating system and software you want to install on the
Like a Dedicated
Server, VPS hosting can be managed and unmanaged. Cost wise, the managed will be more expensive,
but can save you a lot of headache. Also, some virtual private server
providers have a control panel pre-installed allowing for a seamless transition from shared to VPS.
Some providers do not provide a control panel or you must pay extra. We recommend
going with a provider that includes a control panel. cPanel is the best in this
Some VPS hosting
providers will limit the exact memory amount alloted to each environment while others allow for
burstable memory over your limits to ensure your site will not break
during times of high resource usage.
providers are known to handle CPU cycle usage of their accounts differently. Some providers offer
an equal share of the CPUs while others limit the usage for each customer.
Platforms that utilize fixed CPU allocations will be less flexible with
Not all hosting
companies provide virtual private servers and the level of personal support can vary greatly by
company. Dedicated IP addresses, custom set -ups, and backups are all
features that leading VPS providers should include. VPS hosting is a great solution for customers
outgrowing their shared hosting capacity but are not ready to have their own dedicated
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like to learn more about SurfNet's Internet Premier Webhosting
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questions you may have.