Jan 06, 2013
Windows VPS – The Essentials of VPS Hosting
VPS hosting are the new way to host sites of all types. VPS hosting essentially works like a dedicated server, only it exists online. This makes it far more affordable for web owners than using a dedicated server. VPS hosting is becoming very popular with web owners who want something affordable, efficient and capable of many different applications to make their site stand out from the rest.
How Does VPS Hosting Work?
As with a dedicated server, the VPS host allows you to reboot and fix any glitches just as you would with a much larger server. VPS is available as Windows VPS or Linux VPS, the former which is easier to navigate. VPS is very flexible for users and allows you to change and modify applications as you’d like. There’s a lot less hand-holding with VPS, but this doesn’t usually hurt a website because the VPS is very simple to use.
Even if you’re fairly new to web hosting and servicing a site, you will learn your way around Windows VPS quickly. VPS is easily the most bang for your buck as a web owner. You get all of the features and perks of a dedicated server without the high annual cost. Most VPS contracts work from month to month, but the cost (even when paid in full for the year) is never as high as the conventional dedicated server.
Windows VPS allows you reboot and backup on your own. VPS is also easy to upgrade to serve more traffic or more applications on your site. This is great for the small business that could potentially become a big business later down the road. VPS can also be the step up your company needs to take in order to serve your clients. For those who aren’t ready to commit to a dedicated server, the VPS hosting model is perfect because it allows you to operate as if you have one without the cost. VPS hosting offers high performance for your site, offers protection for data and many applications.
VPS hosting also has managed plans, which means you get a virtual IT team without having to learn all of the intricacies of web hosting yourself. You can worry about the things going on with your business instead of the tech issues going on with your site. This also means you have a professional to reach out to versus scrambling to find a webmaster or IT person when the site has a problem.