Reasons for Enterprises to Use Virtual Private Servers
Virtual Private Servers (VPSs) exist between the expensive dedicated and cheaper shared hosting server options. It is ideal for a wide variety of web hosting situations.
4 important reasons to make Virtual Private Servers your choice is as follows:
Are you getting complaints from your users regarding slow response time of your website? Does your website show any improvement in traffic? If not, then you should go for a better level of hosting. Virtual Private Server is similar to shared hosting. One or more than one virtual server can be hosted on a single physical server, resulting in a lower price. One common problem with shared hosting is that one hosted website can hog the resources which the other servers on the host also need. But with virtual private servers, such an issue does not arise.
In shared hosting, a lot of websites run from a single operating system. Because of this, if any of these sites face a server issue, it would also affect other websites which are hosted on that particular server. But in virtualization, multiple virtual servers can run on the physical host and every virtual server will be having its own operating system and services. In this situation, if any of the virtual server crashes, it will not affect other websites hosted on that server. Similarly, if any of the virtual servers hangs/freezes due to any problem with the database or similar issues, you can restart it safely without affecting others.
Websites which are running on the shared hosting platform are running on the same operating and file system. It is clear that one shared hosting client can affect the files of other clients on the same server. But in VPS, if one file crashes, other will not get affected as it has exclusive operating system and services. Virtual Private Servers are fully independent from other virtual servers running on the same host except for physical presence.
If you are running your site on a shared hosting environment, then the hosting firm will have some restrictions on what can be provided and what cannot in order to guarantee the quality of server to other clients on the same server. For example- your hosting company will not allow you to reboot the server according to your needs as it may take down the website of all other clients hosted on that server. Similarly, there are several types of custom configuration useful for your sites, but it can’t be allowed as it may affect other clients. If your web app or website needs more control on the server environment, then you must go for a Virtual Private Server as it would be the perfect option for you. And moreover, you can get “root” access to your VPS at cheaper rates as compared to a dedicated server.
Virtual Private Server Hosting bridges the division between dedicated servers and shared hosting and gives you all the benefits of a dedicated server at the price of shared hosting.