Saturday, April 18, 2009

Virtual Private Server - What Lies Between Shared & Dedicated Server

Physically having a single server dedicated to your website/s means that only your site/s will be given all the resources of the server - providing higher level of security, speed, and uptime. Hence the term Dedicated Server. The drawback is the high cost of the dedicated server as the hosting service will have to charge you a premium to forego other clients to be based on the same server. By allowing many clients to use a single server, then it would be categorized as a Shared Server, the cheapest hosting option for web site owners: $5 per month or even lower. Now, Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are something in between Shared Servers & Dedicated Servers. Go with Virtual Private Servers to get the similar features Dedicated Servers but at a fraction of the cost.

Dedicated server hosting service can cost $100 per month & more. For your information, offer VPS Hosting products which use OPENVZ; one of most secure VPS platforms & WEBMIN control panel. As assurance of quality, is an ICANN Accredited Registrar & one of the Top 10 Domain Registrars of 2008. You can view the award on the bottom left of the homepage. So here’s a brief explanation of how the VPS works. VPS is actually a number of virtual or private systems inside a single physical server. As being termed ‘private’, each of the virtual servers have its own unique file system, disk space, remote shell access, reboot capabilities; CPU, bandwidth and memory allocations, & etc.

In short, VPS is like having dedicated server performance minus being on a physical dedicated server itself. Benefits of using a VPS include having an own IP address, root access to fully manage admin tasks & almost every other benefits of a dedicated server. There are three VPS packages to choose from at, all of which can host unlimited domains. The first is the 10GB storage package with 10,000GB bandwidth for $29.95 per month, the second is the 25GB storage package with 20,000GB bandwidth for $39.95 per month, & the third is the 50GB storage package with 50,000GB bandwidth for $49.95 per month. Obviously, you get more ‘Bang for the Buck’ with the largest package. Still, you ought to have a very busy web site/s to be using so much storage & bandwidth which otherwise will be under utilized.

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