The Advantages of a Virtual Private Server

There are several advantages of using a Virtual Private Server for your web hosting solution. On this page, VPS Hosting Review will discuss all of the advantages of having your very own VPS.

A VPS Provides Better Security Advantages

VPS Hosting has better security to count on because of its self-dependency. Self-dependency makes VPS Hosting more secure than shared web hosting. VPS provides more enhanced security because you do not have to share TCP/IP stacks, processes and disk space. This enhanced security coupled with improved performance makes VPS a perfect choice for various types of businesses. This is because the unique IP address which you get when using VPS does not affect sites that are hosted on other servers. Thanks to its root access, you are also able to manage numerous software applications on your VPS hosting account.

A VPS Provides Better Performance and Reliability Advantages

Since VPS hosting is independent, you will not deal with server downtime due to another user's website problems or errors. VPS Hosting's performance and reliability are better based on the fact all Virtual Private Servers are running on a separate OS, each eating up its own CPU and RAM resources, thus facilitating service by providing a predictable environment for you to administer.

A VPS Provides Simple Self Management Advantages

When you purchase a VPS, you will be given several logins to manage your VPS. The first login will be for a control panel that you choose, we recommend a cPanel VPS, Enkompass VPS, or a Plesk VPS. The second login will be a virtualization management backend that will allow you to backup your entire VPS server with a click of a mouse. This web based interface allows end users to backup, restore, manage, recover, repair and reinstall a VPS without web hosting technical support.

A VPS Makes it Easier for Migration

With your VPS, you will probably choose a managed VPS solution with cPanel or Plesk control panels. Both options allow for easy backup and restore features to migrate your VPS to another host or location. As long as you maintain your own backups (we recommend weekly), you can easily purchase another VPS, upload your backups, and be back online should you have major issues with any VPS host. With this power in the customer's control, web hosts typically take better care of their VPS clients to avoid losing them.

A VPS Provides Easy Backup and Restore Options

Self-administered incremental and scheduled backup capability comes as a part of the Virtuozzo feature set. End-user backups enable quickly restoring and resuming work without support intervention. Administrative backups ensure VPS, server and business continuity. Additionally, cPanel VPS and Plesk VPS control panels allow their own individual account backups that you can store on your own backup drives to ensure redundant availability should something catastrophic occur.

A VPS Provides Advanced Users Full Control and Other Advantages

Advanced users that fully understand Linux, Virtualization and internet connectivity will have the ability to use a plethora or options including Linux distribution selection, control panel selection, custom core modification, etc. Additionally, advanced users have the advantage to save over $10 per month by avoiding licensing of cPanel or Plesk for their VPS management.

A VPS Provides Novice / Beginner Users With Full Management

Not an advanced user? We're not either! In fact, this site is hosted on a VPS for cPanel VPS management. We like to focus on our websites and not how Linux works. For the novice to medium skill user, VPS options include Linux cPanel, Linux Plesk, Windows Plesk, and Windows Enkompass. Although it typically costs $10+ more for these management solutions, you'll also get premium customer support should something with your VPS breaks. Most hosts cater to the beginner to medium skill level VPS clients with video tutorials, knowledgebase, user forums, and much more to help you along the way.

As you can see, there are plenty of advantages with using a Virtual Private Server. A VPS brings you the best of both worlds, you'll get a virtualized partition of a dedicated server that acts just like a true dedicated server and you'll get this at a much lower cost compared to a true dedicated server solution.

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