6 Lessons Learned: Servers

How to Set up a Virtual Private Server (VPS) that is Cheap

If you need web hosting, you don’t have to spend much on it. You can get shared hosting for a very cheap price like less than a dollar a month but if you need more control over your resources than shared hosting can provide, what should you do?

You will need a cheap virtual private servers or VPS. A VPS will give you more control over your hosting environment. What you can do is to define the server process, the amount of memory and even what can be uploaded and how much can be uploaded. With a virtual private server your environment is isolated. This means that you do not share the space or the resource with other accounts. If there is another account that takes up a lot of resources in memory it does not affect yours. In the same way if another person has a server that has a problem or is infected with a virus it would not affect your account or your websites.

The optimum environment for WordPress in a virtual private server. WordPress can be run in a shared hosting environment bur if you want to experience its true power, you can do so when it is moved to a virtual private server. Like WordPress Durapl and Joomla also runs in a shared hosting environment and its true powers is shown when moved to a private hosting server.

You will not find it difficult at all to set up a virtual private server. It just takes signing up with a provider just like you would with a shared hosting. The main difference between the two is that in virtual private server you have to choose the OS that you server will run on and the control panel. The operating system offered by some providers make it easier for you because it also comes with an installed controlled panel. Cpanel, Plesk, Kloxo, and Direct Admin are the most common control panels.

While you can install your own control panel, if all you want to do is to install a WordPress blog then it may not even be necessary. It is also the same if all your want to do is to host static content such as HTML pages. Most internet marketing gurus use virtual private servers to host their squeeze pages, or single page sales pages.

If you need complete control over your hosting environment, or a scalable solution that can grow along with your website then having a cheap virtual private server is the best way to go.

In order for everything to work smoothly just remember that your virtual private server should have appropriate requirements whatever you will do with it. Your software basic requirements should be marked so that it will function properly.