Why Should You Move Into VPS Hosting

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In the age of e-commerce, having a stable website is more than vital. In fact, low load times and erratic downtimes can kill your business even faster than bad PR.

 

However, stability and speed do not always come cheap.

 

Over the last two decades, many of us have relied on shared servers for our day-to-day operations as a way to keep costs down. This car-pooling approach works as long as the ones sharing a server agree on certain limits. But the minute a user gets greedy with server resources, or there is an unexpected spike in traffic (or a DDoS attack), everyone else suffers.

 

The alternative was getting your own server. Let me tell you, having 100% control and access to your resources is something that is difficult to match. I love tweaking servers and trying different configurations and getting all the juice I can from them. However, these things do not come cheap, and not many people have the time or passion to roll up their sleeves and get to the gears and wires of website upkeep.

 

More importantly, unless your power needs are really high, or you´re insanely concerned about security, having your own server is overkill in most situations. Most of the overhead power, memory, and space goes unused most of the time, meaning that any investment you put into that never really yields a return.

 

But we humans tend to find middle-ground solutions if there is a market for them. That's where VPS Hosting comes into play.

 

They were created to offer vastly greater resources and overhead for companies that are constantly trying to boost their traffic and speed, without physical constraints. Yes, there are objective constraints, but VPS hosting allows for fetching extra resources if a user needs them and then gets back to normal in a heartbeat. But the most important feature is that users do not have to bear the brunt of paying for this huge overhead. They only pay for what they use.

 

Basically, it is like having the best of both worlds. A completely tweakable dedicated server with tons of overhead, but only having to pay for the parts you´re using at a given moment.

 

How do they do it?

 

VPS hosting is made possible by pooling together several physical servers. This creates a decentralized cluster that can give users what they need, even when one of the servers is down. This creates an extremely robust infrastructure that provides really high uptime and stñ-{ability and allows to transfer resources where needed instantly.

 

But not all VPS hosting services are created equal. There are pretty generic servers that are great for hosting small websites and your average landing page. But if you´re a developer, are into training AI, or have dramatic and frequent traffic spikes, you need a robust VPS hosting service that gives you enough CPU juice and memory, and also allows you to run exotic OS or software. You will thank them for that.



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