Many businesses these days have selected virtual private servers to help fuel their businesses. A VPS is a flexible alternative to truly dedicated servers that is appealing for a variety of reasons. Virtual Private Servers are particularly useful for any client who has outgrown generic web hosting and has increased needs for management control.
Let’s take a look at some of the solutions that are available in the VPS class.
- Linux Virtual Private Server - Linux Virtual Private Servers run in a virtualized Linux environment. There are numerous virtualization options for Linux, but most experts would recommend Parallels Virtuozzo Containers, because that solutions allows containers to run in isolated environments. This makes for extremely stable performance. Browse Linux VPS Hosting packages.
- Windows Virtual Private Server - Windows Server 2008 R2 is the virtualization option for Windows hosting. Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V creates what are known as Virtual Dedicated Servers. These are fully isolated Windows occurrences that offer flexibility and dedicated resources in a Windows environment. Browse Hyper-V Hosting Plans.
- Cloud Linux Virtual Private Server - This type of VPS uses Linux Virtualization like Parallels Virtuozzo Containers but runs in a cloud environment. In general, this means faster storage, clustering, failover, and high-availability have been added to the architecture in order to ensure increased reliability and performance. You’ll pay more for Cloud Linux VPS because it offers higher uptime and increased load times. Browse Cloud Linux VPS hosting solutions.
- Cloud Windows Virtual Private Server - Cloud Windows VPS runs Windows Server 2008 R2 virtualization in a clustered, cloud environment. Again, faster disk storage options, failover, and clustering deliver a high-availability Windows hosting solution that is demanded by discerning clients. Cloud Windows VPS will cost you more because of its added advantages. Browse Cloud Windows VPS (Hyper-V) hosting solutions.
Managed Versus Unmanaged Virtual Private Servers
If you purchase an unmanaged VPS, you’re on your own. This means you’re responsible for the ‘box’ completely and won’t be able to get help from your hosting service provider. If you’re an expert in system administration, this option is reasonable. If you are not an expert, you’re almost always better off choosing a fully managed VPS provider. This means you’ll use a control panel like Parallels Power Panel or Parallels Plesk Panel to manage the minute details of your server and websites. This greatly reduces the stress you might experience otherwise. Fully managed hosting service providers (like MostHost) will handle all details related to your server, which means you can focus on the important aspects of running your business.