Virtual Private Server or VPS hosting has come up as one of the most popular hosting solutions for growing businesses including the happening ecommerce websites. This has happened because of the simple fact that there are many benefits associated with them. The top 5 advantages associated with VPS are mentioned below –

1 Stability and Reliability Matters

Virtual private Servers are more stable and at the same time more reliable than shared hosting solutions. In most of the shared servers it has been seen that the companies sell a single server space to thousands of customers. This is done on the presumption and calculative move that not all the customers will make use of their maximum space availability. This causes the reliability to go south for the shared servers. Other disadvantages of shared servers are poor performance as well as uptime issues of websites.

One of the greatest problems faced by most shared hosting users is the simple fact that the server could crash because of one user and all the other thousand users using the same server get adversely affected by the same.

All these above mentioned issues can’t be seen with Virtual Private Server. As the technology used here creates segregated virtual spaces within a physical server space, each client gets dedicated virtual space for themselves. Therefore, VPS is much more reliable than shared ones. In fact, stability is also much more because the chances of crashes are minimal. This is because of the simple fact that there are no other site that shares the server space and the chances of downtime or server crashes are negligible, as and when compared with shared hosting. That’s why the users who are using their websites seriously for businesses tend to go for VPS. In fact, VPS costs much less than dedicated hosting solutions and that’s why growing businesses, having shortage of fund, go for VPS.

2 Control over Hosting Solution is much more in case of VPS than in Shared Hosting

When using VPS, the major advantage lies in the fact that root access can be obtained by the user. This means that even if a customer intends to install a customised software package he/she can do that easily in VPS. This can be done only because of the simple fact that root access is there in virtual private server. This facility is unavailable in shared servers as the clients don’t have root access. Even if a client needs to implement a popular software package in accordance to the needs he/she can’t do that in shared servers because of the security limitations. If the same client upgrades the service to VPS, he/she will get root access and then will be able to implement the popular software package for more customised hosting environment.

3 More efficient Resource usage and eco-friendliness

One of the major reasons why many growing businesses are adopting VPS is the eco-friendliness aspect of the server. The carbon footprints are least in case of VPS. It is far less than that in case of dedicated servers. In case of dedicated hosting solutions, all the resources in a server is being utilised by a single user. However, in case of virtual private server, a single physical server is being sliced into multiple virtual servers. This means that the power consumption of the server is least in case of VPS as many users are using the same power. However, in case of dedicated ones the total power is consumed by a single user. As many users shared the same physical server with their own virtual spaces the resources used in that physical server is indeed shared. As this technology is greener and more eco-friendly more and more growing businesses are opting for this hosting solution.

4 Downtime is almost not present and highly scalable

Unlike shared hosting solutions the downtime in VPS servers are almost non-existent. In fact, a client can increase resource use whenever needed. This means the extent of scalability in VPS is much more than that in shared hosting solutions. If you find that the resource utilisation is reaching its peak, you simply need to upgrade the facility to the upper level and therefore avoid any kind of crash or downtime. This flexibility and scalability issues make VPS a better and preferred hosting solution than shared servers.  

5 Cost Effectiveness

With the advent of virtualisation aspects, the cost associated with hosting solutions has come down. Same is the case with VPS and that’s why small businesses can also enjoy a dedicated environment at least price.