Managed VPS Servers is not created equally. In this article we will look at some of the key differences that you should know when choosing between Shared and Managed Servers. More than your basic shared web hosting environment, Managed VPS servers offer dedicated control, access and flexibility while maintaining hardware, networking and software isolation!
What is an “isolated” server? It is a server that has a separate operating system, disk space, CPU/memory, network card, RAM, IP addresses and other resources from other servers.
So, what is the benefit of having a separate server from others? The main benefit of VPS is that it allows for complete control over the resources used in your website. If one server goes down the website can be rendered inaccessible. Also, if a host migrates or gets fired then the website and data can be transferred to a new host with no loss of data or site functionality!
There are several benefits of Managed VPS server or Dedicated VPS hosting. One is that the cost involved with these servers is much lower than if you were to use Shared servers. This is due to the fact that the cost of hardware and bandwidth are split amongst the servers, meaning that the owner of the server can afford to take on more than one website.
Another advantage of VPS hosting is that if you choose the right kind of server with the right features you can even make money by selling your hosting space to other websites. For example, if you host a lot of free blogs then you could try to host a few other sites on top of your main site and charge for each extra site that you host on top of it.
The downside to this however is that there is no guarantee that all of your sites will receive constant, reliable Internet connections. There may be times when your site will go down for a short time but your visitors will be able to still read what they are reading. The other downside is that your site can become subject to abuse and hackers who may have the intention of defrauding you out of your money or your identity.
There are many reasons why you may wish to use VPS hosting. The most obvious reason is because of the cost benefits described above, although there are other important reasons such as the security that can be gained, the ability to control the amount of bandwidth you use, the ability to install and manage your own software, the ability to add additional users, and the ability to run multiple websites without affecting the performance of your primary site.
With all of these advantages and disadvantages taken into consideration, I am sure that the website owner has found the right option for them! There is also the fact that you can control the type of host you want based on the type of software that you are using on your website!
You can choose to either use a dedicated server, or a Virtual Private Server, where your own website runs completely in the server itself. With the dedicated server your website and all of your site files remain on the same machine, and your website is totally isolated from the other sites in the network. However you are then restricted by the amount of space that your own machine will be able to accept, so you will not be able to add more computers onto your server at the same time.
In a dedicated VPS server you will be able to add more computers onto the machine at any time, but this would cause your site to slow down considerably. This is another disadvantage of using a dedicated server. If you choose a VPS you will only need to have one machine, and this machine will be used solely for running your website, therefore you can easily control the amount of bandwidth that you use. You will also be able to install and manage your own software applications and install any third party applications that you want.
Dedicated servers on the other hand run a completely separate operating system from your computer and it is completely dedicated to the server. As your site grows you will be able to take over the management and help of the server, as this is done by a server manager who takes care of the maintenance and configuration.
You will be provided with a hostname which is your domain name, and your private IP address. This means that you can install your own software on the machine and it does not affect the performance of any other websites, or the performance of your dedicated servers.