All You Need To Know About Managed VPS Web Hosting
What are the benefits of managed VPS Hosting? Are there are any other options? Let’s find out!
What is VPS?
VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server. These servers are generally compartmentalized, with each partition capable of running independently. That is, every partition within the server acts as an independent virtual dedicated server. As such, each partition can run its own OS, memory, bandwidth and disk space. A VPS system can either be managed or unmanaged. The decision on which of the above to use depends on several factors.
Generally, a managed web hosting service is run by the service company. All aspects of the system are administered by the company. The business owner does almost nothing server related, whether maintenance, updates etc. The installation, updates, patches and maintenance services are done by the hosting company. The company also maintains a 24/7 technical support availability.
With the unmanaged plan, everything rests on the business. You must handle the setup, installation, upgrades, patches and maintenance. But this only works for business with IT departments or the technical expertise indispensable to administering servers. Each of the two hosting types under VPS has its pros and cons. However, you may also come across the fully managed VPS hosting alternative.
A thin line separates the fully managed from the managed VPS platforms. It all depends on the level of server management a business wants. Some businesses require total server management by the service company, while others don’t mind some little autonomy.
The Benefits Of Managed Hosting
A managed VPS plan offers several benefits. This platform offers greater performance, efficiency, scalability and flexibility. It also comes with full 24/7 support from the providing company.
Let’s carefully examine the benefits of using a managed VPS service.
Better Than Dedicated Or Shared Servers
The managed platform performs better than the shared or dedicated servers. Most businesses point out prohibitive costs as the biggest undoing of managed services. But is that really the case? Managed services may have expensive initial costs, but over the long run, it offers lots of benefits. It is fair to admit that managed services outperform shared or dedicated servers in almost all crucial metrics.
For Heavy Internet Traffic
Every business plans (expects) to grow at some point. That means planning for a time when internet traffic to your website may intensify and require faster speeds. If that time has come for your business, VPS offers proper resources to meet the challenge. The server can efficiently support heavy internet traffic, as well as resource demanding client applications. If using a shared platform, overload can bring down speeds and greatly affect performance. A VPS service splits server resources (disk space, bandwidth and memory) proportionately amongst the various partitions.
In terms of growth, VPS hosting offers the most scalability for businesses. It can be easily adapted to meet the changing needs of business. On the contrary, shared or dedicated servers often resort to limitations when growth brings about increased traffic and use for server resources. In such a case, businesses typically have to invest in more hardware resources. Of course this means forking out more money!
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