You want to own your own business but you do not have a lot of capital to start, what options are out there? VPS Hosting Reselling is an option many people are investing in. It is a simple, easy and cheap way to generate money. But what is VPS Hosting?
VPS Hosting is Virtual Private Server hosting. VPS refers to a virtual machine that is used by a particular customer. VPS is used to stress that the virtual machine is not an actual server, even though it has its own software, and is running on the same computer as other customers. The VPS is the same as a separate corporeal computer; it is dedicated to the customer’s preferences and settings. All security on the VPS is set by the customers. The VPS has the security of a separate computer, but is housed on the same server as other customers VPS. The VPS can be set to run as a server. Each virtual server can run its own full operating system, and can be individually rebooted or disabled.
The simplest definition of a VPS Host is that it is a virtually created server on a physical server that allows for multiple users to host their own websites or blogs. VPS offers the same power and flexibility of a physical server, but has a lower cost.
The questions to ask yourself once you choose a host are these:
What do I need? Why are you going to get a virtual server? If you are hosting a website or selling extra space, then VPS is right for you, but if you are going into something that VPS is not designed for, you are wasting time and money.
How fast is it? Is the VPS server going to be fast enough to deal with traffic? The slower a site, the less likely people are going to surf your site. Different packages have different speeds. How much RAM are you getting? The faster the server, the more RAM is needed to make it run smoothly. The larger a site, the same rule applies. Check and see what different amounts of RAM do to a VPS.
What do I get? There are a lot of different virtual host suppliers out there, and most offer similar products, but some are more specialized than others. Make sure if you are running an online store, that the VPS is compatible. Also do you get support after your purchase and initial set up? Do you get statics reports? Make sure the package is going to suit you. 5000 GB of space is great, but if something breaks and you cannot utilize that space, that is money you are not making. Each package is going to offer more, or differ from place to place. So the cheapest might not always be the best.
How long is the contract? How long are you tied to the company? If you are tied to the company for longer than you are wanting to, then this can cost you money. If you do not plan on being a reseller for more than a few years, then think about that before signing a ten year contract. Do not sign something too short either. If you are setting up a VPS for customers who are getting their businesses started, then do not sign a one year contract either. Be smart, think ahead before you sign a contract that can cause problems for being too short, or cost money for being too long.
Will I get enough space? Memory is important and depending on what kind of business you are going for, space is also important. If you are reselling space, then more is better. If you are using the VPS to set up your own web site, or blog, then less is better. Unless you have a website that is going to continue to grow over time, then a medium sized plan might be more up to your needs. Make sure when you are looking at a VPS that they are compatible with your needs. If you are reselling space, then you need to make sure that the VPS is compatible with a shopping cart, and that it is not going to be an issue with other websites blocking each other. Check into this with your VPS host. The more information you have, the better off you are.
There is no right answer, but if you do the research you will find what is going to best suit you. Knowing what you are getting into with a VPS and what different packages cover and leave out will help you make the right choice. Make sure you have all your questions before you buy. Research the VPS host before you purchase from them as well. Just because they are cheap does not mean they are good company. Make a list of things you want to know about when you are doing your research; this will lead to no surprises.
Things you need to keep in mind when looking into a reliable host: reasons for getting VPS, speed, what is in a package, term of contract, maintenance and tech support and space? Different VPS hosts offer different variations of all of these. Examine who offers what compared to your needs and how much you want to spend so that choosing the right VPS package is simple.