Web hosting is one of the most popular ways to expand the operations of a business. This is because the products and services of a business are offered to potential customers not within the area of its operations. The business owner can either choose between a shared host and a VPS host.
The VPS Hosting
Another term for VPS hosting is dedicated hosting since the website owner is the single user of a ‘dedicated’ server. The package taken by the website owner from the webhost provider is dependent on the website requirements which can be increased in the future.
This Type of Hosting is Perfect for
The VPS host is appropriate for business use especially for large companies that need a larger bandwidth or resources. The reason for this is that the website owner is assumed to have more visitor traffic as well as additional requirements. The VPS host is also more secure on the part of the website owner since it offers the privacy of a separate server environment.
The Best Things about this hosting are
VPS hosting comes with its own benefits:
- The benefit of using a VPS host is that website performance is improved due to a faster loading time than shared websites. This is considered to be important for a website owner since a majority of website visitors who do not have the time to wait for each webpage to open. The VPS host enhances potential sales due to a better visitor experience as well as minimal downtime.
- The security of the website is entirely up to the decision of what virus protection software is used. This enhances the protection of important datasuch as financial information and the company database. It improves potential sales of new customers from the business website since they perceive a more secure information protection.
- The benefit of using a dedicated server is that the webhost software can be matched to the website software. This will minimize additional expenses on the part of the website owner as well as increase the control on the management of the server resources.
The Not-so-good Stuff
But unfortunately with the benefits of using a VPS host, it also means that the cost is entirely shouldered by the website owner and cannot be split with another website owner. The cost will also increase depending on the chosen features that are offered by the webhost provider.
Another problem is that the maintenance of the website is entirely on the website owner due to a higher server control. This means that the website owner will need to hire another employee for the website management due to a limited experience in Linux Server management. This means additional costs especially if the website owner do not have the inclination or time to learn the Linux system.
One of the most significant limitations is that the VPS website still shares the hardware resources of a webhost provider with another VPS website. This includes the usage of RAM, CPU, and offered bandwidth. These can be a factor in the enhancedvisitor experience since RAM-intensive programs can slow down the efficiency of the website performance.
What We Think
The use of VPS hosting is beneficial for large companies and online selling websites since it offers the benefits of shared and dedicated host services. The reason is that a main server is subdivided into small virtual servers so that VPS websites can manage and control their own servers. This is to minimize disparity in the webhost system with the website software. But the additional flexibility, bandwidth and protection of a VPS host is beneficial to the website owner in the long run. This is because it enhances the visitor experience resulting in an increase of potential sales but with higher operating costs.