Linux VPS Hosting

Hosting Linux VPS

Organizations once had to choose between dedicated servers and shared servers, often having to compromise between the two. Choosing one over the other was often difficult because dedicated hosting provided a server that only one group could access, which meant total control over bandwidth and memory, which meant a higher price tag. The cheaper option, shared servers, required sharing the same resources, including one's IP address. For example, should another group hog the server resources, all groups would be affected. Similarly, if one group used the server for spam, all groups could find themselves blocked without doing anything wrong. A Linux virtual private server, or a Linux VPS, prevents this issue, using software to make a server act like several servers.

Organizations can set up Linux VPS hosting in three ways. The group may use full virtualization, paravirtualization or OS-level virtualization. The first option requires using hypervisor software to create a platform for the server's operating system, allowing the two to stay separate, and this naturally requires a hefty amount of professing power. The second option merely allows each server to understand one another and properly allocate resources. Finally, option three means there is just one host operating system that treats the servers as guests, requiring each one be separate but running with higher efficiency.

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What are the benefits of hosting Linux VPS?

Not only is hosting a Linux VPS cheaper than going with a dedicated server or shared server, but it also solves the issue organizations have sharing resources with other people by clearly marking which subscriber receives what resources. Further, it allows every virtual server to run independent of one another, even if each one is running operating systems other than Linux.

Additionally, a Linux VPS also features applications within a group because it can permit tasks that aren't normally able to occur on the same server without overlap, which means that using a Linux VPS is a much more efficient option that any other server type. Finally, virtual servers can allow redundancy in the same hardware piece. Obtaining a second virtual server is an ideal choice for organizations interested in containing this application or data to back it up if the primary virtual server should fail.

Why should I use a Linux VPS?

Using a VPS is the ideal upgrade choice for companies already using shared servers. This is especially true if the company is having difficulty controlling their resources. There exist many other reasons why a company may seek hosting a Linux VPS, such as the following:

  • Office emails: Multiple users with the same IP emailing others will generally need a virtual server. This is because using a shared server means having a strict limit for the number of IMAP and POP connections one IP can have per hour.
  • Mass emailing: Similar to the previous bullet, advertising through a large mailing list will also require a VPS. Aside from the POP and IMAP limit, there are often limits to the number of emails one can send per hour.
  • Custom installations: A VPS is often needed for any custom hosting environment. Many shared servers have specific software that many applications aren't compatible with, leading to the need of a VPS. Shared servers generally do not permit its end users to change the software included on the server because it could cause incompatibility with the other groups sharing the server.