- Sep 17, 2012
- by Brad Litwin
As the A2 Hosting employee tasked with getting the word out about our hosting services, it’s fair to say that I am one of our least technical workers. I am a marketer after all, not a developer. When I see VPS Hosting, I read about things like Linux operating systems and root access. Stuff that is pretty much gibberish to me. What I do have knowledge of however is how to drive traffic to a website and the importance of a positive visitor experience. Any business you run, whether it is a restaurant or a yarn store, you need to find a bigger place for your business as it grows. Running a website isn’t any different. As your site grows, you need ramp up the service where you’re hosted. That’s where VPS Hosting comes in handy.
So what is the advantage of upgrading your site to VPS Hosting? Remember that in a Web Hosting environment, all users have access to and share the server’s pool of resources. On the other hand, you have allocated disk space and memory in a VPS Hosting environment. This means you’ll host your websites in your own space without being impacted by other users or websites who are hosted on the same server. In a VPS, your site will be able to handle traffic bursts much better. You also won’t potentially be impacted by traffic bursts from other sites, which could happen in a Web Hosting account. These are all important advantages, particularly for hosting users with sites that generate revenue.
You probably already knew these advantages though, but realize that VPS Hosting isn’t for everyone. VPS Hosting is in fact designed for more experienced users. That’s where a Managed VPS comes in handy, especially for users comfortable in a web hosting environment like myself. In a Managed VPS, your site gets the same performance benefits of a VPS Hosting account, but with the same easy to use control panel you’re used to in a Web Hosting environment. Essentially Managed VPS Hosting provides you with the best of both the VPS and Web Hosting worlds; ease of use and high performance.
Interested in learning more about virtual private servers (VPS)? Read all about them here.