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Are you an owner of a business? If it is so, you definitely know the importance of creating an online presence for a business; in other words a website? At the very same time, you, probably, also want to keep the operating costs as low as possible? There is no denying that for a company; especially in the initial years, one of the biggest expenses is in the sphere of information technology. In order to have your company up and performing its best, it is absolutely indispensable to have the right computer set up. However, it is also true that, when it comes to computer set up and website hosting, most companies struggle with the issue of selecting a server.
The success of a business inevitably depends on finding the right balance between benefits and costs. Needless to say it is an incredibly tricky task to be done successfully. Quite understandably, a business owner would not want to come up short to the expectations of his potential clients; but he would not want to bear the expenses of unnecessary features either. In order to achieve the right balance, one thing that you should keep at the top of your priority list is VPS, otherwise known as virtual private server.
It is, sometimes, also termed as virtual dedicated server and is probably the best server solution for businesses, especially the small and medium sized ones. It is best known for giving access at the same level to a dedicated server and is undoubtedly an easily affordable shared hosting option for the users. Experts opine it to be the future of webhosting and its work process may be best analyzed by citing the example of apartment analogy.
Once this hosting service is availed, each virtual server can be programmed to run its own full-fledged operating system. Thus each of the operating servers can be independently rebooted. Simply put, each virtual server on the machine is like an apartment suite. One may install any software in that suite and restart it without affecting the other servers on the machine whenever needed. It is very much like how one flat or suite can be remodeled without affecting the other suites in the same apartment building. On a shared hosting server, it is often seen that problems of one website has caused the entire server to malfunction. This would lead all the other websites hosted on that server to go down with it. On the other hand, a high traffic website in a shared hosting environment may dominate the server’s resources entirely, thereby, making the other websites on that server to be unreachable. These things would not happen on a VPS machine because each server would only use the resources that are allocated to it. Moreover, when faced with problems, only the troubled server would go down, leaving the other servers and websites unaffected.
The system of partitioning a server in mainframe computers to make it work as a number of individual servers; has long been in practice. However, the recent breakthroughs in the fields of virtualization software and technologies for other architectures have resulted in the popularization of VPS hosting system. It can be easily said that virtual private servers has brought web hosting services and dedicated hosting services much closer; and that too, at half the cost.