There is only one constant thing in life and that is change. There comes a time when we have to change the way we do things and go for a better and more efficient ways of doing things. In the case of the web hosting company, it's imperative that you understand what you want from a hosting company before choosing the package that is best for you. This can be determined by first, knowing and understanding the intricacies of the website that you've got. This is because, knowing the idiosyncrasies of your website will afford you the wisdom to choose the right hosting package.
Normally, shared hosting is the preferred choice of many website users. This is because it is cheap, easy to use and readily available. But what some people do not know is that it's not every kind of website that a shared account suffices. Shared accounts were created for small and medium size websites with little or no functionality. So, it's murderous to run a website that requires a very large disk space, heart thumping bandwidth and a concurrent running of threads. This can affect other websites on the same server. In-fact, it's a culture for most web hosting companies to sanction you when this happens. So, that's where a virtual private server (VPS) comes in.
Just see a VPS as a partitioned space on a physical server dedicated to you and you alone. So, you do not get to experience the headaches that comes with sharing a server with other website owners.
Below are some of the features that typically comes with a VPS.
- With a VPS, you will have full root privilege
- You can either choose to run a unix / Linux or windows operating system
- You can install just about any software that tickles your fancy
Basically, with a virtual private server, you will have a full uninterrupted control of all your web applications.
It is also good because it's not as security PRON as a shared server where you run the risk of your website being hacked as a result of a security lapse on another website on the server.
Like, I said earlier, the choice of operating system is at your discretion. Whether it's a windows or Linux system, a VPS has you covered.
So, I hope with this few points of mine, I have been able to convince you beyond any reasonable doubt that you can not go wrong with a VPS.