If you run a website, no matter how small, you are probably familiar with servers. Chances are you have used a shared server to set up your small website. If we´re using a small percentage of a physical server´s resources, buying the thing will never yield any long-term returns.
That's the reason most of us rely on shared servers. It helps us save money, but we have to trust all the other users to not hoard all the resources for themselves, and the servers to stay up and running 100% of the time. But we know that´s a pipe dream.
That's why VPS Hosting was conceived.
They are basically a series of physical servers interconnected in a way that all of their resources were pooled together and could be used by several users. The VPS system is flexible enough to allow users to tap into any resources they might need at will.
The beauty of it is that the physical boundaries set by the use of a single server get blown away.
Granted, Virtual Private Servers are still physical. But the fact that they can be expanded by adding additional servers, makes them essentially limitless. This means that VPS systems not only can host big websites and deal with unheard-of traffic spikes. They can pool resources together for more demanding operations.
Given this new potential power and flexibility, app and software developers have taken to VPS hosting. This new degree of flexibility and wealth of computational power has made Virtual Hosting the go-to environment to develop and deploy apps, and even train AI for various purposes.
My smarter friends have used these to developed various image recognition apps for companies that need to boost the efficiency of companies in the energy or waste disposal industries. And that´s just the tip of the iceberg if we count all the applications in security and travel safety that governments and big corporations are working on right now.
One thing not many people know is that training AI could take months on a regular server, no matter how powerful. However, using VPS systems allows developers to use as many CPU cores and as much ram as they possibly can without giving it a sweat.
But not every service was created equal. There are many companies out there offering real bargains for cloud server hosting services. However, they often offer subpar hardware and infrastructure. This happens because affordable servers are frequently built with refurbished or used processors and pieces.
A good thing to take into account when choosing your VPS hosting service is never to fall for high CPU and memory count. Instead, make sure they offer recent architecture. There is no point in having a ridiculous amount of CPUs if they´re all older than your first gaming console. Fortunately, there are some VPS Hosting companies out there who offer up to 50 CPUs and more ram than you will ever need and are all based on cutting-edge architecture.
That's the only way to guarantee a solid platform if your business is on its way to becoming a massive hub, or if you want to drastically reduce the time needed to train an AI algorithm.