How to Decide Whether VPS Hosting Is Right for You

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How to Decide Whether VPS Hosting Is Right for You

Is your website speed slower than you need it to be at the moment? Are you getting significantly more traffic? 

If so, then you might have outgrown the shared hosting plan you purchased years ago.

In this case, your business needs a more appropriate web hosting service that offers higher performance, access to a greater level of server resources, more control over your website, and perhaps better security – preferably, at an affordable price.

VPS Hosting is the most affordable option for organizations looking for more control and storage options than that found in a shared hosting setup. 

In this article, we will compare VPS Hosting to alternative hosting options. And then, we’ll help you determine when to upgrade to VPS Hosting.


But First Let’s Explain What VPS Hosting is:

What is VPS Hosting?

VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a physical server that is divided into numerous virtual cubicles within a server. Every account receives a dedicated fraction of the server’s resources such as CPU, memory, disk space, and bandwidth. So VPS hosting is a type of hosting where multiple websites use the same server but have their own set of allocated resources.

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To determine whether VPS is the right web hosting solution for you, you need to acknowledge its sibling hosting services – Shared Hosting and Dedicated Hosting.

In terms of flexibility, cost, and quality, VPS hosting lies somewhere in the middle between Shared Hosting and Dedicated Hosting.

Let’s start with Shared Hosting.

VPS Hosting vs Shared Hosting

In a shared hosting environment, multiple websites reside on the same server, sharing all its resources – including processing power and storage space. When it comes to cost, it’s one of the cheapest web hosting options available.

Both shared hosting and VPS hosting involve residing multiple websites on the same physical server.

However, unlike shared hosting, VPS creates a virtual environment that imitates a dedicated server with the presence of a shared hosting environment. VPS hosting virtually isolates websites where each website is stored on its own simulated server – with a separate IP address.

This provides several benefits such as: 

Resource Allocation and Performance

Resource allocation is the most pronounced difference between Shared and VPS hosting. In shared hosting, the processing power is divided between server accounts. And so, the server’s performance is affected if any website on the server experiences high traffic volumes. As a result, this might put your website at risk for poor performance.

On the contrary, VPS hosting dedicates a certain level of computing power to every website. This ensures that your website’s performance is not affected by any traffic fluctuations occurring within other websites on the server.

Customization

The second benefit of VPS hosting is that it allows for greater customization and control. Since a VPS provides users with their own separate and private server space, this means that you can:  1) install any software you prefer, 2) change the server’s operating system and, 3) access server files for any required configurations.

VPS Hosting vs. Dedicated Hosting

As the name suggests, a dedicated server provides you with an entire server to yourself – which allows for a greater degree of flexibility, security, and performance.  Dedicated hosting typically fits high-trafficked businesses that require highly specific requirements.

However, dedicated hosting is the most expensive option – compared to the other two web hosting options. This being said, smaller websites that are still looking for the benefits of a separate server are more likely to go with a VPS hosting plan.

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