5 Quick Facts about VPS Hosting

Virtual Private Server (or VPS) hosting is one of the most commonly used hosting services for websites. It uses virtualization technique to deliver seemingly dedicated resources, despite having multiple users accessing the hardware simultaneously.

Unlike shared hosting, a VPS provides a stable and secure solution for your business. It’s widely popular because it’s more cost-effective than renting a whole ‘dedicated’ server. VPS hosting is a great option if you experience medium-level traffic that passes the limits of a shared hosting but still do not require resources of a dedicated server.

Good value VPS plans often provide more choice than just a single hosting plan. For example, top companies like KnownHost offer more than one plan so as to match individual business needs, allowing you to scale your website smoothly whenever you require more resources.

Here are five quick facts about VPS hosting that you probably didn’t know:

1. You can get a VPS solution that perfectly fits your business needs

When it comes to web hosting, there’s nothing good about one-size-fits-all. Top hosting companies understand that no business is similar to another – regarding needs, customers, budget and so on. So they avail different plans to match the diverse needs and preferences. What this means is that you get the opportunity to choose a plan that resonates with you, and to scale, or downgrade whenever you need to.

2. There are three categories of web hosting

In addition to VPS hosting, there is also shared hosting and dedicated server hosting. Shared hosting lets you, along with other users to have an account under one operating system; dedicated hosting, on the other hand, allows you to use the server alone. VPS hosting is somewhat in the middle of dedicated and shared hosting. Keep in mind that all these hosting options present their own set of pros and cons; so, you might want to do a thorough research upfront, before settling for one that matches your business goals, or speaks to someone on the hosting sales team to help find the perfect fit.

3. VPS is often the most convenient web hosting option

Shared and dedicated hosting have incredible benefits, however, VPS hosting is often the most convenient one because it provides more freedom than the shared hosting, and is more affordable than the dedicated one. If you are just getting started with your business, or still can’t justify the expense of fully dedicated, then VPS hosting could be just what you need.

4. VPS hosting is perfect for companies of all sizes

You can still take advantage of the VPS hosting irrespective of whether your business is big or small, startup or established. If yours is a small or startup business, you will love the fair price of VPS hosting and the freedom that comes with it, and if it’s large, you will also enjoy the high-end power of top-of-the-range VPS plans (including the benefits of not having to buy and maintain your own servers).

5. VPS hosting is flexible

As your business grows, you can seamlessly upgrade from one plan to another, flexing the resources allocated to perfectly match your needs – without committing to excessive expense, all without downtime, changing IP’s or the headaches account upgrades used to entail in the days of old.
Now is a great time to propel your company forward with powerful managed VPS hosting.

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Michael keeps himself busy by writing about design, arts, psychology, and how they intertwine. He grew up in a small town in Montana and now resides in Austin with his wife and dog, Bailey.