VPS (Virtual Private Server) offers much higher level of bandwidth for webmasters whose sites have outgrown the resources of their shared hosting. When your site has more traffic, you need more bandwidth in order for the page to load fast and smoothly. Switching to a VPS plan is crucial especially if you rely on your blog to make a living. Your visitors can get irritated if it takes very long for the page to load. Eventually, they will decide to visit another blog.
If you have lots of blogs, you can use VPS instead of shared hosting to host them. The limited disk space on shared hosting prevents you from using podcast, videos or images on your blogs. With a VPS server, you don’t have to fear that your hosting provider will suspend your account because it offers more disk space and bandwidth. Your pages will load fast even if you use multimedia on your blogs.
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It is much safe to host a blog in VPS than to host in on shared hosting because the resources are not shared. You will be allotted a partition that can only be accessed by you. Other websites’ performances won’t be able to affect your site’s performance because they are not sharing the same resources with you. Many VPS providers let you conveniently upgrade your VPS to a more powerful plan when your site grows.
Many VPS servers also give you root access. Root access gives you the permission to perform configuration and modify the files on the server. With root access, you can install/uninstall any program you want. Usually, root access is only available on an unmanaged or semi managed plan. Some fully managed VPS plans also allow users to have root access to the server via the control panel.
VPS plan is ideal for people who want to carry out mass emailing. Shared hosting plan usually will limit the number of emails you can send. Shared hosting will put limit on the number of POP and IMAP connections you can make. Those who frequently have to send out newsletter to thousands of subscribers will find VPS meet their needs. VPS plan is suitable for small businesses who have lots of customer queries to answer.
Most VPS plans are WordPress ready. If you want to host a WordPress blog, make sure the VPS provider supports Apache, MySQL database and PHP. If you are on a fully managed plan, you can use the one click install app in the control panel to install WordPress.
Fully managed plan is more expensive because the team at the web hosting company will monitor the server on your behalf. They will take care of any problem that you face on the server such as Ddos attacks, hackers and etc. Unmanaged and semi managed plan are cheaper because you have to maintain the server yourself. If you want to sign up for an unmanaged VPS plan, you must make sure that your staff know how to maintain the server. If not, it is better you buy the fully managed plan to save yourself from the hassles of maintaining a server.