Hosted Virtual Server
When it comes to setting up a server for your business, you have many different options. A dedicated hosted server is a great choice for many small businesses, because it offers the security and privacy of having your own server, but it is more affordable than a bigger server such as a managed hosting service. They are also very helpful if you expect a significant growth in your web traffic very soon, or need to start handling more secure data, because they provide more security and space than a shared server.
One specific type of dedicated hosted server that has many benefits is a hosted virtual server. Also known as a virtual private server, or VPS, this is a type of server that has its own operating system that the customer has access to. It is sold as a service by web hosting companies, and allows the customer to install any software they want onto the server, as long as it is compatible with the operating system. The hosting company will have one physical server that is able to run multiple different virtual servers on it. Each virtual server is dedicated to one client only and the heavy security on their physical server guarantees that other users will not be able to access your data.
There are many great benefits to using a virtual hosted server, as opposed to a hosted terminal server. Like a normal dedicated hosted server, you have complete privacy on your server, which means you won’t ever be affected by the activity of any other sites. You have complete control over your server and can customize it as you see fit, creating your own firewalls and specific programs to suit your businesses’ needs.
It is also much cheaper than a typical dedicated server because it is easier for a hosting company to run, because they can use one physical server to host several virtual servers. This means that a virtual private server is a great choice for a business that is just starting out and needs a dedicated server, but doesn’t need all of the bells and whistles yet.
For the most part, virtual private servers are much easier to run and maintain than a physical dedicated hosted server. Virtualisation is set to become even more widespread as time goes on and technology develops, because it drastically reduces the need for physical servers, and the space required to store them. This is a big factor in the price difference between dedicated hosted servers and virtual hosted servers.
Prices for virtual hosted servers range from £30 upwards per month, depending on how much RAM you need on your server. This is a huge price difference from a typical dedicated hosted server, which often starts at £100 per month for a small amount of RAM. Virtual hosted servers are a great step to take when you need something more advanced than shared hosting, but aren’t quite ready yet for a completely managed or in-house web hosting service.
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