The cost of web development and management has declined greatly in recent years. Like we discussed in our previous post about the declining cost of domain names, the cost of running a server has declined as well. In the early days of the Internet, you had to purchase a physical server to host a website or incoming email. For a small business, having a physical server might be a good decision because everything is in one spot, but for those whose goals are to scale, purchasing a physical server may not be as good due to cost, management, and performance.
In recent years, we’ve seen the rise of virtualization and the implementation of Virtual Private Servers (VPS). A virtual private server is a virtual machine that can be used as an Internet hosting service and gives the end-user superuser-level access to a dedicated instance of an operating system.
Myhosting.com is also proud to offer a VPS solution for small businesses as well as they look for a way to manage their websites. If you’re a business owner looking to maximize your website dollars and do it all stress free, check out the five reasons a VPS is advantageous.
1. Fast Setup
Unlike a physical server, a virtual one is fairly easy to set up. Faster setup time means more time on the business, and less time having to deal with the technical issues of a website.
2. More Control
A VPS works like a dedicated server, which means that when users log in, they can command, execute, and customize their server environment as if it were their own dedicated server. Users have access to a whole suite of functions, including a complete file system, users/permissions, processes, firewall features, and the ability to install any application possible. Leveraging a VPS means more control and customization in the web experience.
For businesses or individuals that have outgrown their shared hosting and are looking to scale up, VPS hosting can be the perfect way to go. Users can start in their virtual environment with the minimum resources available, which can grow with their hosting plan to accommodate their needs. There is no need to pay for things that have yet to be utilized.
4. Greater Collaboration
With more employees and collaborators working remotely these days and the office becoming an option, a VPS installation can be the perfect way to share files and work together. VPS installations contain support for file transfer protocol (FTP), a mail server program, and specialized applications for all kinds of technology from e-commerce to blogging.
With security being such a big deal in today’s technology world, it’s important that a web solution offers security and recovery. VPS solutions like ours offer OnCloud™ control and support which includes a 100% uptime guarantee, 24/7 chat, email, and phone support, and server monitoring, patching, and backup. This is all backed up by a proprietary Kernel Service Abstraction Layer (KSAL) which serves as a gatekeeper, so if there is an error, the entire VPS installation does not go down.
Are you a small business looking to take your web hosting to the next level? Myhosting.com is proud to offer VPS hosting at affordable rates with guidance on how to get everything set up included. Check us out and see if we are right for you.