You have done the hard work of putting together and launching an online business, whether you have a day job and are looking for ways to supplement your income, you are a stay-at-home mum looking for ways to fulfill your passion or a combination of both. You have amazing products. Your website is up and running, and you may be looking for ways to maximize your online business. Purchasing a VPS, also known as a virtual private server, is one of the best ways you can boost your business…
What Is A Virtual Private Server?
A server is just a powerful computer that houses all data and files that make up your website. It is accessed every time a person types your domain name or clicks a link to your website, they are accessing that powerful computer. That computer then “serves up” your website to the searcher’s screen. When it comes to a virtual server, virtualisation technology splits your servers from one virtual server into multiple servers. As far as the private aspect, that means your virtual server is just for you. You will not have to share RAM, CPU or any other data with additional users.
Typically your web hosting provider installs a virtual layer on top of the operating system of the server. If you are using a VPS, your files will be separate from other user files on the OS level, making it a truly private server meaning your website will live within a secure container with guaranteed memory, disk space, CPU cores and things like that. This secure container offers many benefits.
You may think that shared hosting plans are more affordable, but you are sharing your resources with others. If your business is booming, your website could be susceptible to crashing which can impact the flow and productivity of your business. At the same time, getting a dedicated hosting service could be way more expensive. A VPS the best of both worlds since it offers better web performance because it is a server solely dedicated to you while also being affordable for small businesses. You can have the affordability without having to compromise performance.
When using shared server hosting, you are not able to access the root directory of your server. Not being able to get to the root directory will not allow you to install custom software that you need to improve the running of your business.
A VPS is one of the most cost-effective ways of accessing cloud computing thanks to the advancement of technology. Do some research on the cheapest VPS to make sure you are getting the most affordable option with the best value.
The framework of your VPS can be changed as your business needs change. As your business grows, you can easily upgrade your VPS package. This is much more beneficial than a physical server in which you would have to purchase and install new servers every time you needed to expand or downsize.
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