VPS hosting is a popular choice for businesses and individuals who need more control, flexibility and resources than with a shared server, and at an affordable price.
VPS as a technology
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. This unique and powerful technology partitions a physical server into multiple virtual servers with the appearance and capacity of a true dedicated server. This is possible thanks to KVM – a software layer that sits between the server’s hardware and the operating system. KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization technology for Linux that allows multiple operating systems to run on the same physical host. KVM uses templates to define the configuration and resources of a virtual machine (VM). Each virtual server can run under its own Linux operating system (Debian, Ubuntu or Alma, RockyLinux, and many more) and have custom configurations such as firewall, kernel, and so on. We offer our VPS with the above operating systems, but are also ready to respond to custom requirements.
Advantages of VPS Hosting
Virtual private server (VPS) hosting offers several advantages over shared hosting.
One of the main advantages of VPS hosting is that it gives the user more control and flexibility. With a VPS, the user has their own virtual environment that they can customize to their specific needs. For example, you are free to install your own software and make your own settings without disturbing anyone, because your virtual server is yours alone. This is in contrast to shared hosting, where the user must work within the boundaries of the shared environment.
Another advantage of VPS hosting is better performance and reliability. Since the user has his own dedicated resources, his applications and websites are not affected by the actions of other users, as on the shared hosting platform. This can lead to better performance and uptime for the user’s applications and websites. If you need more traffic or storage, you can always just add more resources instead of renting a new server, which comes at a further cost. Scalability is therefore a top priority with VPS Hosting and that at low prices!
VPS hosting is also superior to shared hosting in terms of security. With a VPS, users have their own isolated environment, which means they can implement their own security measures to protect their data and applications. You can set up your own firewall and better control who can access your server and who definitely cannot. This is in contrast to shared hosting, where the security of the shared environment is the responsibility of the hosting provider.
Last but not least: It just feels good to have your own virtual server instead of being part of a large pool of websites.
Overall, VPS hosting offers users more control, flexibility, performance, reliability and security than shared hosting. It’s like having your own apartment where you have your own space and resources, instead of living in an apartment building where you have to share space and resources with other tenants.
If you want to compare hosting with the housing situation, that would be Shared hosting, like living in an apartment building where multiple tenants share the same resources and space, such as the laundry room where laundry occasionally hangs out longer and takes up space, or the elevator that occasionally takes longer because some neighbors use it more than others. In contrast, VPS hosting is like having your own house, where you have your own space and resources that are not shared with others.
Special applications of VPS Hosting
There are many different types of applications that can be used on a Virtual Private Server (VPS), so the best template depends on the specific needs of the user.
Here are some examples of application templates that are commonly used on VPS:
- Applications that have outgrown shared hosting and require more server resources, such as WordPress, Joomla, Magento or Drupal.
- Docker is a tool used to create, deploy and run applications in containers. Containers are lightweight, self-contained and portable environments that can be used to run applications on a VPS.
- Linux desktops.
- Special LAMP stacks. A LAMP stack is a group of open source software programs that are typically used together to create a web server. The acronym LAMP stands for Linux (operating system), Apache (web server), MySQL (database) and PHP (programming language). This template can be used to create a VM that runs a LAMP stack that can be used to host websites and web applications.
Overall, the best application template for a VPS depends on both the specific needs and goals of the user.