A virtual private server acts just like a physical server, with the only difference that it is a virtual stimulation done by a software. The software encompasses of an operating system for the virtual server and a number of programs are built into this software, just as with any other operating system for a physical server. An efficient VPS system provides its users with strong security, flexibility of use, space, hosting privileges and a budgeted cost.
1). Strong Security Systems
Websites hosted on VPS systems enjoy strong security and protection. It also provides the admin with full server controls. Even though multiple VPS systems run on one physical server, each one of them enjoys a confidential environment. The administrator has full access to the entire system and this saves the site from being hacked. Considering this support of privacy and security, VPS systems are quite effective for business or ecommerce websites.
2). Bandwidth and Storage Space
VPS hosting systems have their own reserved space and bandwidth. One physical server may be hosting multiple VPS, but each of the VPS hosting provided to clients have their own “guaranteed” space and bandwidth. This means that clients do not have to worry about physical space, if they are using a shared physical server, because space for each VPS is already allocated and therefore, users can enjoy bandwidth speed 24/7 throughout the year.
3). Server Control
In a physical shared server system, users may not be able to gain full control over server and may be restricted in installing their favorite software. However, in a VPS system, users are able to install any type of applications that is suitable for their site. Because the server is controlled by the admin, he is responsible for any kind of implementation on the server. This control is what server admins look for when they choose a particular hosting company, however, newbies may find this total control a bit difficult to cope with.
4). Flexible Functionality
When users are able to take full control of the servers, they are also eligible for gaining flexible functionalities of the server. They no longer have to be restricted by applications provided by the server host rather they have full freedom to set up any application they desire. They also have the flexibility of working on any preferred operating system, rather than having to use systems they are not very comfortable with. VPS systems also allow their users to backup files efficiently, without having to use any external devices.
5). Ideal for Hosting Multiple Sites
One VPS can take on a number of multiple sites and that too without any extra cost or effort. Unlike physical systems, each site has to be allocated with separate names, speed and applications. With a VPS, users can host multiple sites (depending on the space allocated to the VPS), get unlimited domains packages, opportunity of selling hosting space, creating a web hosting business (on a small scale). The cost of VPS is much lower than that of a dedicated server and is ideal for e-commerce websites that want optimal hosting at a relatively affordable price.