A virtual private server (VPS) is created through the process of virtualization, by which a virtual replica of a physical server is created. A VPS is like having access to your own personal server with an allocated number of resources and choice of a pre-installed operating system. It is an isolated microsystem based on a shared server. Since a VPS is self contained, you have full control of your server setup and are responsible for all updates and security. You can also choose to opt for our managed service.
If you know your site is going to enjoy a high amount of traffic, a VPS is a safer option than shared hosting options. VPS is also a great option if you have a number of websites to host and want to enjoy the ability to tweak their setup behind the scenes.
A VPS server works hard when it is needed, with burstable memory that kicks in when site traffic picks up. You can also reap the benefits of dedicated bandwidth, CPU, disk space and RAM. VPS servers remove any limitations, allowing you complete flexibility.
A VPS is a Virtual Private Server for hosting websites (e-commerce, content, media, etc.) and/or software applications, particularly web based ones (portals, extranet, collaborative solutions, wiki, CRM software, etc.). Unlike shared hosting, this data is isolated on a single virtual machine, with resources solely dedicated to its user.
The VPS is a perfect compromise between web hosting plans and physical servers, combining reliability with the high performance of a dedicated environment. It provides you with more control than a web hosting plan, but without the difficulty of managing a server’s physical hardware.
To manage a VPS, you need basic knowledge of server administration. You will need this to administer the operating system you install (Linux or Windows), and configure your applications.
If you’ve used a web hosting plan before, then using a VPS is the next logical step up.
It provides you with even more options, including root access, access to Apache and PHP.ini (modification of PHP variables), and much more. You can also install an SSL certificate, and all software program types. In short, you get more freedom in terms of administering and configuring your server, without the hassle of managing any physical hardware.
Please note that by opting for a VPS, you will need to choose a configuration that best suits your application’s requirements, and adapt your configuration to fit your growing needs.
That Hosting Company may be required to replicate your data as part of our internal operations, such as maintenance. However, this is not a guarantee against the loss of your data. You are responsible for creating your own backups.
To do this, you can use the following backup options: Snapshot (SSD VPS and Cloud VPS) or Automated backup (Cloud VPS).
This feature is not currently available. You cannot migrate or “copy” a VPS across to another data centre. You can buy a new VPS in the new location and manually transfer your data. However your new VPS will have different IP addresses.