May 312012

You’ve probably heard of Windows virtual private servers and may be wondering what exactly that means or how using one could benefit your business. It’s a great option for many, but there are things you should know and consider before making the choice to switch to a virtual private server. To help you determine when you should move to a VPS, let’s break it down.

What Is A Virtual Private Server?

A virtual private server (VPS) is a simulation of hardware by a host operating system that allows another operating system to run on it. Each virtual server is isolated from others (making it private) and accesses hardware resources that are managed by the host server.

What Are The Benefits Of A Virtual Private Server?

There are numerous benefits of hosting sites on a virtual private server. Having administrator/root access gives you complete control to customize the server in a way that might not have lined up with shared hosting configurations. You can install the software that is best for your project without limitations of the host’s web application selection or restrictions. With a VPS, you also have the ability to directly access the server to change settings on-the-fly for your application. With dedicated and fixed resources like Disk Space, CPU, and Memory you’ll see increased performance.

Who Is A Virtual Private Server Good For?

In addition to all the great benefits above, a VPS is an excellent choice for a web developer or website designer because it offers the flexibility to install any and all applications and software you desire – including development and/or troubleshooting tools. It also allows as many databases as you want, providing they fit within the VPS fixed resources. A VPS is also a perfect choice for an Ecommerce site because it provides ample resources for pictures, data, and shopping cart software. VPS hosting also has security options for your business such as a dedicated public IP address which can be SSL enabled so your customers can be sure their information is encrypted and being handled by a reputable business.

I Want To Be A Hosting Reseller. Can I do That On A VPS?

Absolutely! If you’re just looking into reseller hosting or are ready to get started, check out our article on WordPress hosting on a Windows server for an example. This is a great method for a web developer who wants to also host their client’s website. While RDP’d into the VPS, editing and updating of sites becomes more efficient because you can manage them all from one place. 

What Are The Disadvantages Of A Virtual Private Server?

Since you’re in control of the server, you’re also responsible for all installations, maintenance, security, and updates. If you aren’t familiar with administering a server, a VPS isn’t for you. There’s more to it than just installing the software or applications to your desktop and letting it run but if you’re outgrowing your shared hosting plan and have the knowledge required to manage it, a VPS is a fantastic choice.

If these categories resonate with you, it may be the right time to make the move to a virtual private server. If you would like more information about Windows VPS hosting services, please contact or visit our website.

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