VPS Hosting: Is it right for you?
VPS hosting stands for Virtual Private Server. This type of website hosting is often considered to be between a dedicated server and shared hosting. What this means is that it’s not as expensive as a dedicated server and does not have many of the drawbacks that shared services have. It’s right in the middle, offering great perks at an affordable cost (it being the best web hosting type is debatable of course).
A great benefit is that while with shared hosting your site may slow down since other sites are using bandwidth and data, with VPS hosting this is irrelevant because you’re paying for your own data, bandwidth and don’t have to share it with anyone else.
What Is VPS Hosting?
Dedicated hosting is exactly what it sounds like: a server specifically for one website. In contrast, shared hosting means you’ll be sharing the server with others. Think about an offer building. A dedicated server is the whole office building, a shared hosting plan is a cubicle within the building, and because VPS hosting is in the middle, it’s like having an office.
Of course, there will be some limitations, but for the most part, VPS gives you greater freedom. VPS hosting is the perfect solution for small businesses with high traffic or complicated application needs. Even though you are still sharing the physical server (like shared hosting) you own your very own personal “virtual server”.
So why don’t we call this shared hosting? Because there are no resources being shared. With a VPS host, you will have your own RAM and hard drive space so that you don’t have to worry about other websites activities affecting yours.