(The Hosting News) – A VPS web server (Virtual Private Server) is a cost-effective way for your business to maintain a robust online presence for much less than the cost of operating a dedicated web server. VPS hosting is the perfect choice for any web-based business that serves dynamic content through multiple websites that receive a fair amount of traffic. Since you no longer maintain your own server, this may offer you some savings for your in-house IT team, not to mention reduced operational costs for hardware and power. All these operational savings can be passed along to your customers in the form of lower prices, giving you a leg up over your competition.
Custom VPS Configuration
VPS web servers are a scalable solution that can grow as your business grows. Most VPS web server providers allow you to build your own VPS server by choosing the specific features and level of service your business needs. Every VPS web server has its own independent root access. Hard drives can be replaced at any time without the need to shut down or reboot the server. Moreover, you build your own VPS, retaining complete control over your server’s configuration as well as the ability to specify security settings and the installation of software and other applications.
A number of customization options are available to you as a VPS customer, including your choice of operating systems, the ability to host multiple websites at an affordable price and the power to customize your bandwidth allocation to your projected workload.
Pick the Solution That’s Right For You
Use the best software for your business needs. Choose among Windows, various distributions of Linux or other operating systems, and run the types of software that optimize your performance profile. You can even utilize software that runs on two different OS types by subdividing your VPS server into two compartments. When you operate more than one website, you’ll really see the savings start to add up because you can host each of your websites in an optimized environment, be it one site per VPS or multiple sites on a single VPS.
Do you operate more than one website? Sure, you can operate multiple websites on a dedicated server but you’ll probably end up paying for storage space and access to expensive toolsets you’ll never actually use. VPS hosting is the ideal solution for entrepreneurs who want to maintain multiple web presences. Tailor your VPS server capacity to your projected server workload. VPS hosting is the perfect option if your business attracts web traffic that uses a lot of bandwidth because you choose how much bandwidth you want to use.
Most VPS hosts provide regular backups of your website, including all emails, files and databases. Mirrored backups are kept for some interval of time, allowing you to restore any particular file or even your entire setup if you decide you need to.
Choose the Level of Support That’s Right For You
With VPS hosting, you can either retain the ability to administer and monitor your virtual server in-house, or you can let your VPS server host take over IT functions. It’s not an either/or scenario either: With semi-managed hosting, you can perform the necessary maintenance and upkeep of your software and applications while your VPS host handles hardware and network issues.