Answering this question is easy. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. As Private and Server are easily understandable, it would be wise to explain Virtual. The history of hosting as any other technology branch is quite dynamic. It started from hosting websites on simple computers and evolved into hosting websites on large servers, nested in Data Centers.
But how is hosting done actually? It requires a web server to handle the requests and translate them visually so that we can see the latest cat videos posted on our favorite websites. When you type in the browser google.com what is loaded is code, but thanks to the web server you can actually understand that code and search “How is lazana made?” or subsequently “Where is the nearest Burger King located?”.
So the server does all the job, presenting your website over the vast World Wide Web or www as we’ve learn to know it. Right now there are two major divisions of webhosting: shared and VPS. Shared is the most common in which many websites are hosted on a single server. Of course, all of the websites belong pretty much to different people, so in that case one user can share a common “space” with another user. Of course, thanks to virtualization, even though thousands of websites are hosted on the same server, they don’t interact with each other or at least not directly.
As each website consumes a portion of the hardware resources of the server, it is logical to assume, that if one website requires a lot of resources, it will inevitably affect the others. As the server will try to distribute its resources equally, the ravenous website will try to get more and more. At this point the hosting will contact the user holding the website and will most likely either stop it or give the user time to move it away to the next shared hosting, where all of this will of course repeat. Until the website is optimized, it will require more resources than the server can give, as it tends to many other websites as well.
Here comes the VPS. It is the newer and rapidly developing type of web hosting. The VPS server is actually part of the main server that we mentioned above, with a major difference. A VPS is not only a virtual private space for one or two websites, but a whole operating system using all of the resources that it is given. Sounds expensive, right? Having even a part of a major server with 30+cores and 16 GB of RAM for a simple website.
To put it simply, instead of sharing scraps of resources for your websites and competing for them with other users on the shared hosting, you can have them all to yourself. In the past, having a VPS was indeed expensive, as in most cases it was an actual hardware machine with a web hosting panel. However things are now different. VPS providers splice this powerful machine in several smaller ones, each of which has its own operating system. These are called virtual machines, thus where Virtual comes from. Each of them operate with whatever resources they are given and they are not sharing them in between.
However there are challenges in having a VPS. For example most providers will just sell a “naked” operating system, which is not updated and doesn’t have any of the necessary applications on which to run a web hosting panel. So the user needs to educate himself on how to configure it and on top install the web hosting panel and then start using the VPS. Of course we thought about all that. What we offer is not a “naked” operating system, but a package. It has been updated and prepped with the applications needed for the web hosting panel. On top, each of the VPS comes with installed CyberPanel, which itself is quite easy to use.
With just one click you will have a fully functioning webserver. All you need to do is log in and start exploring it. And all that for a price below the shared hosting. Starting from just $7.99 a month you receive a personal, configured, fast and ready-to-use server. And to not leave our clients hanging and confused, we’ve prepared a complete Knowledge Base, ready to answer all the questions one might have. Soon we also plan on introducing our own support, which will make things even easier.
Until then, however we can answer all your questions via our contact form . Give us a chance and we will show you how easy is to make your business more successful, having a healthy website and not having to compromise on any of it.