Businesses need nurturing for them to succeed. This statement holds true for both offline, as well as, online businesses. Just like with an offline business where you need to research about where should you set up your store, how big or small it would be, would you hire staff members etc. the same holds true with an online business too. Your store is your website and figuring out where to host it is one of the most crucial things you need to invest your time in. Most small businesses begin with hosting their Shared Hosting as it is the most feasible option available. With time your businesses grow and it eventually outgrows the setup you chose for it at the start – here I am referring to the hosting. The reason your website outgrows the current model is that your traffic and the website needs an increase. It is important to fulfill these needs and there are two ways to go about it – upgrade your current plan or to switch your hosting. If you began with Shared Hosting, the logical step is to switch your hosting, however, if you began with some other hosting you can easily upgrade your plan.
In this article, we’ll walk you through VPS Hosting which according to us is the best choice for a growing business. So without further ado let us begin.
What is VPS Hosting?
VPS Hosting stands for Virtual Private Server Hosting. In VPS Hosting one large physical server is partitioned into several small virtual servers by means of the process of virtualization. In virtualization, there exists an additional virtualization layer. On this layer, a software called Hypervisor helps in partitioning your server into different layers.
For better understanding, let me first explain to you how does a traditional server work. In a traditional server, you have your hardware on top of this there is your Operating System (OS) and then all the applications needed can be installed directly on this OS. Thus, in a traditional model, all the applications share the same OS, this is the architecture of Shared Hosting.
Now, coming to the virtual model, here the first layer remains the same – physical hardware. In between, hardware and OS you have the virtualization layer, on top of the virtualization layer you can now have several independent servers with their own OS and applications. This division is done with the help of a hypervisor. Thus, no other server/application interferes with your OS and the memory space allocated.
In fact, it would be wise to say VPS Hosting is a bridge between Shared and Dedicated Hosting, as you get the advantages of both the hosting services.
Having seen what is VPS Hosting and how does it work, let us now move on to cover the advantages of VPS Hosting.
5 Advantages of VPS Hosting
VPS Hosting helps boost your business for the following reasons:
- VPS Hosting may seem costly at a glance, however, if you look at all the features it offers it can be best termed as affordable
- With VPS Hosting you get full root access of your server and can manage – install/upgrade any software and application as per your own needs
- It provides power-packed server performance and blazing fast website loading speed
- It comes with SSD (Solid State Drive) storage that adds to the performance of your website
- It is reliable, completely isolated and offers guaranteed resources
VPS Hosting is the best and affordable choice for your business especially if you experience traffic surges every now and then. However, make sure to buy VPS Hosting from a reliable service provider that offers 24×7 support and 99.9% uptime as these factors too help in determining if your VPS Hosting is good or not.
We hope that this article helped you understand what VPS Hosting is and its benefits for making a more informed decision.