Five Major Benefits of Using a Virtual Private Server

3731-01There are a few options to choose from when it comes to picking a hosting plan, as well as deciding which is right for your organization. Dedicated servers are a good choice; however, they can be more costly. A shared server is a decent starting point for smaller websites, but don’t offer much room for growth.

Luckily, Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are excellent plans when it comes to performance and cost-efficiency. In this blog, we’re going to go over the five major benefits of choosing VPS hosting.

What is VPS Hosting?

A VPS provides your website or application with a server environment and resources of its own, while still being hosted on the same physical server as other sites. The way this is done is by virtualization technology, which divides a single server into multiple partitions. This makes hosting more affordable, as well as increased control, reliability and performance.

Increased Reliability

While VPS may sound a bit like a shared server, there are major differences between the two. With a shared server, the activities of other customers can have an impact on your server. For example, if another client gets a jump in traffic, your server in turn may experience performance issues such as slow loading times, which can drive visitors away or slow down your application.

A VPS, on the other hand, provides an environment and resources that are specific for your server, which means your virtual machine will maintain a reliable experience for users.

Improved Site Performance

As we mentioned above, one of the benefits of VPS is that your website may perform better as it’s not being slowed down by other sites. Additionally, the allocation of individual server resources allows for more bandwidth and storage, so when visitors come to your site, they will experience faster page loading times and are less likely to bounce.

Control Over Resources

Another benefit of VPS is you have control over the resources available to you. When you sign up for a VPS, you’ll know exactly what resources you have, and can allocate them however you see fit. Additionally, because you’re not constrained to a single physical server (as you would be with a dedicated plan) you can expand your resources along with your company’s requirements. This is especially beneficial for someone who is starting a new website with the hopes of growing, as you’ll be able to scale your resources without any downtime or technical issues. You can also have your choice or any OS that you want, from Windows to any version of Linux.

You Have Options for Services

Many shared servers don’t provide you with much else other than a place to store and run your site. But with a VPS you’ll have a choice when it comes to the services available to you. One of the major decisions is whether to opt for a managed or unmanaged plan. While an unmanaged VPS provides complete freedom, you’ll be responsible for configuring and maintaining your virtual server. If your team isn’t up for that, you can opt for a managed plan where your host takes care of everything.

Security-as-a-Service

Securing server infrastructure has arguably become one of the most important concerns for organizations of all industries. The need for a secure and robust infrastructure is necessary in today's technological landscape. Luckily, the overriding infrastructure that hosts VPSs is extremely secure, and security upgrades and improvement initiatives are always being deployed. By choosing VPS, your website has the ability to be inherently secure.

VPS is really the best option on the market today. When choosing a virtual private server for your organization, it’s important to consider a provider that allows for easy management, so you have complete control over upgrades and scaling.

Virtual Private Servers at Cloudsmart

Here at Cloudsmart, our fortified private servers are hosted on high-availability compute and storage. Whether using VPS for production, or extending replication to our VPS environment from your current infrastructure, our solutions provide resiliency, security and high performance, allowing your IT staff to focus on innovation and your organization’s efficiency.
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