What is a VPS?
With a VPS, you open a world of possibilities that would not be
possible on shared hosting because of restrictions.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. This refers to the partitioning of a physical
server into multiple servers. In effect, each one acts just like a
dedicated server, you get all the features of a dedicated server but at
a lower price. Each VPS has its own operating system, and each can be
rebooted separately. These operating systems each receive a specific
share of the resources of the physical server, no more and no less, they
are isolated from each other so that one cannot interfere with
another. If one VPS experiences problems or tries to use too much memory
or CPU resources, it has no effect on the others.
There are many
advantages to selecting a VPS, it costs less than a fully dedicated
server and provides a great deal of freedom and flexibility over the
limitations and restrictions of shared hosting. You are limited only by
the capabilities of the VPS, so select one powerful enough to meet your
needs. You can always upgrade later if you decide it becomes necessary.
Two of the most popular virtualization technologies are: Xen and OpenVZ. Right now we offer only Xen-virtualized VPS servers.
are supposed to manage your VPS yourself, we recommend you have a good
understanding of Linux commands and are familiar with the WHM/cPanel control panel. You can get a VPS without WHM/cPanel, but in this case, you
would need to have very advanced knowledge of Linux.
If you don't feel
you have the technical expertise necessary to manage your own VPS, there
is no need to let that stop you - you can select
full management for an additional fee.
You won't have root access, and it will act much like a
shared hosting plan, but you will still make the decisions.
required if you choose full management for a VPS.