A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is an independent, virtual partition on a physical server. Think of a server with different "containers" within it. When you sign up for M2host hosting, you get one of these containers, to manage as you wish – install applications or scripts, and arrange your web files the way you want. It's private, secure, and flexible.
While you will share some hardware resources with other VPS customers on your server, nothing they do will affect your container and vice versa. You get many of the benefits of your own dedicated server, at a fraction of the cost.
VPS hosting is an affordable option when your business requirements outgrow the capacity of shared hosting. It's the next logical step: substantially more capacity and control for just a bit more money.
VPS offers a number of advantages over shared hosting. As a VPS user, you can :
• Run specific applications not allowed in shared plans, such as custom forums.
• Access additional capacity – fewer customers share each server.
• Enjoy the reduced risk that your business will be disrupted due to a co‑hosted site on the server.
• Be independent. If another customer compromises his or her VPS, yours won't be affected.
Some hosting providers offer reseller hosting plans that give users the capability to manage e-mail, FTP and multiple domains. These Reseller Server plans are popular with small business owners who are managing many domains. These plans, however, fall short if you want to install a software application or if you need to use a specific version of an operating system or a database. With VPS, you can, via remote, desktop administration tools, install and update software applications and operating systems.
Two words: cost and maintenance. Running your own dedicated server is possible, but it comes at a higher cost and is self‑managed. You will need to keep up with patches, hardware upgrades, and server maintenance and storage. If you try to cut corners and set up a dedicated server on the cheap, you will probably end up with lower grade hardware and high risks of failure.
You can also rent dedicated servers, but the price is substantially more than a VPS. A VPS offers the perfect step between the constraints of a shared hosting plan and the commitment of a dedicated server. You'll have a lot more flexibility, capacity, and control – at an affordable price.
Fully managed VPS hosting means that we will handle just about anything to do with your server: nuts, bolts, wires, drives, connectivity, racking, storage, security, and so on. All you have to manage is your own container, which you can do using the provided control panel software or through root access. You can install, manage, and operate customer software / scripts of your choice.
Fully managed support services include, but are not limited to:
• Automating tasks
• Load problems or slow performance
• Server boot failures
• Email configuration
• Package manager installations
• G Suite setup
• Firewall setup / troubleshooting
• Hardware failures
• Network issues
• Software upgrades and migrations
• Custom apache configurations
• DNS configuration
• Security audits
• Troubleshooting script configurations / website errors
• Perl / PECL module / extension installations
• Backup configurations and more
Using VPS hosting does not have to be much more complicated than using a shared hosting service – but some prior experience in hosting will be an asset. Remember: a VPS lets you take control of your server space. It's good if you have some basic technical knowledge to do so. It's also a logical step to take when you've outgrown a shared hosting environment.
Yes, absolutely. You can use your VPS to host unlimited domains, you can install applications with root-access capabilities and you can resell hosting services. With these capabilities, you can indeed customize your overall computing environment.
Virtual Private Servers are private, isolated, environments. You can rest assured that your server and your data will not be affected by other users' code. This benefit is especially important when mission critical web applications are being deployed.
You can easily back up both your data and your applications. You can essentially save the 'state' of your VPS and, in turn, guarantee reliable services to your clients.
Yes, absolutely. If you are anticipating growth you should consider the use of a VPS. The capabilities and the capacity of a VPS can easily be increased to meet your needs. If you are fortunate and experience significant growth, the applications and data that reside on your VPS can be easily moved to larger and / or to additional servers.