What is VPS?
Virtual Private Server (VPS) is an upgrade from simple web hosting (shared hosting) that allows you to have greater control and flexibility of your outsourced website and web applications. Like having your own dedicated server, VPS allows you to install applications and gain direct access to the underlying operating system, but at a fraction of the price of dedicated hosting.
VPS is great if you need:
- Customization — for a specific setup unique to you — i.e. special software configurations.
- Isolation — to protect your data from others who share the server. Particularly useful if you run e-commerce.
- Flexibility — to gain root access to the virtual server to better manage your data needs.
Virtual Private Server (VPS) powered by Parallels® Virtuozzo Containers is a revolutionary approach to outsourcing website and IT management and is rapidly becoming the option of choice for businesses and individuals interested in gaining more control and flexibility of their website hosting but without the need for an entire server.
With VPS powered by Parallels Virtuozzo Containers you:
Gain more flexibility and control
VPS gives you total control and isolation: install and deploy your own applications, restart the virtual server, gain access to the underlying operation system. With VPS, unlike basic website hosting, you get complete isolation — your data is protected and isolated from everyone else.
Save time managing your servers
Easily manage your servers. Save valuable time. Manage your server with an intuitive user interface. Start/stop, backup/restore/repair and monitor virtual server resources with just a few clicks of your mouse. Plus, Parallels® Plesk Panel, the world’s leading integrated hosting automation control panel, lets you manage tasks, users, domains and applications without employing a large technical staff.
Get enhanced performance and reliability
Virtual servers have burstable memory and CPU resources so you can scale-up performance if and when you need it. Also each VPS behaves like an isolated stand-alone machine and is insulated from failures or performance issues of other virtual environments. You’ll get rock-solid uptime and availability.
Value for your money
Ready to graduate from shared hosting but not ready to pay for an entire (dedicated) server? With VPS powered by Parallels, you get all the benefits of dedicated servers at a fraction of the cost.
|Pros||Inexpensive hosting; appropriate for simple websites.||All the benefits of a dedicated server but at a fraction of the cost:
||You have complete control of the entire server.|
|Cons||Cannot install custom features, access server resources. Must share the server and its resources with many other clients.||Need to share the server resources (CPU, memory, disk)||Higher costs for having acess to the entire server.|
|Public swimming pool.||Your own private lane in a public swimming pool.||Your private swimming pool.|