What Is VPS Hosting? Basics
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. As the name explain itself, it is a private server. It is a portion of a server deployed from a dedicated server or physical server at the data center that can be accessed remotely, giving extra ability to to install a different operating system.
When To Move To VPS Hosting?
Let us started by explaining shared hosting a little bit. If there is 1 server (Dedicated or VPS) and there are 10 or 1000 websites hosted on that server, the setup is called shared hosting. All these websites are fighting over the same resources in one server and this can cause your website to be down at some point or to be slow if the server has many accounts and there is poor configuration or less resources. The word “shared” comes from the above context.
Now let’s say you are running a priority website or software that cannot afford to be down by any case like Payfast.co.za or paypal.com, this is where VPS comes in. VPS hosting is when one website or software is stored on one server and does not share any of the server resources with any other website or software hosted in the same server.
When you get high traffic to your website or when you run a website or software that is demanding in resources, this would be the perfect time to move to VPS hosting. The setup can be a bit costly when compared to shared but offers a lot of advantages and improvements. So the moment you start getting notices of your websites being reported to have been down, this would be perfect time to know that you have enough visitors and you cannot keep on sharing.
We provide Linux VPS hosting with control panel installed in it, cPanel or Plesk. In a case you have advanced skills, you could set up a server and run the website without the control panel, just using OS. All our VPS hosting plans come standard with control panel to ease hosting and its management. VPS HOSTING
VPS vs DEDICATED Server (Basic)
To have a VPS you need a dedicated server or dedicated server provider, a virtualization software and few other tools to be able to spin up a VPS. While above it is mentioned your website does not share resources with others on VPS hosting, in reality the VPS itself would share resources with other VPSs in the dedicated server. This is where Cloud Servers come in, a topic for another post. VPSs built on one standard dedicated serve can run different OS but do share resources over each other, which is why websites like Facebook run on Dedicated servers.
Being Reseller using VPS
While there are great advantages for being a reseller who is using private server, main one is limited accounts you can put and root access to resolve all basic problems you may have, such as Allowing IPs, limiting resources over accounts through LVE and few others, however this can be a bit costly than normal Reseller Hosting which is on a shared server.
This is not a good option if you have limited Technical Knowledge, not unless if you willing to get proper training for your control panel and linux or (any OS of choice commands to manage the server),however if you are prospering to be a web hosting provider and willing to grow your business even further, VPS would be best option, it also allows you to create Reseller users on that VPS server.
In short, if you have a high priority website and needs best solution for it, one of the options is VPS or dedicated hosting instead of shared hosting, obviously dedicated hosting being the best one.