What is a Virtual Private Server (VPS)?
VPS hosting divides a server into virtual servers. In this setup, each website is hosted on their own virtual dedicated server, but are actually sharing a physical server with a few different other users. The users may have root access to their own virtual space and a better secured hosting environment with this type of hosting. This level of hosting is great for websites that need more control at server level, but don’t want to invest in a dedicated server. It’s a wonderfully scalable choice in hosting, and can grow with your business.
The RAM and CPU capabilities are not spread across all of the sites on the VPS, either – you’re designated a percentage to use. For example, if there are 10 users on your VPS and it has a capacity of 100GB disk space plus 10GB RAM, you will be allocated 10GB disk space and 1GB RAM.
But what does this mean?
Well, where you might experience the ‘bad neighbour’ effect you may get with shared hosting, your site speed will remain unaffected if another user’s traffic skyrockets all of a sudden.
To see if this is the right option for your business, phone the experts at Hosting Australia on 1300 368 359.