Before you come down to a decision if a VPS is a right choice for you (Hint: it probably is!), let’s decipher what exactly a VPS is and how does it help. Then, you can start making the pertinent questions to decide if you should go for one or not.
Benefits of a VPS For Your Website
All right, so you are probably thinking or trying to decide between a virtual private server, a dedicated server hosting, or shared hosting. Really quick we will mention that a dedicated server hosting might wind up bringing you more problems than it solves. But then, again, it is your call.
These are some of the benefits of a VPS hosting.
- A virtual private server works pretty much like your own server. This includes being able to make any kind of changes that you want. In doing this, you will not be affecting other websites hosted on the same virtual server. You also do not need to worry about hardware and operating system requirements as you host provider takes care of that for you. So, the benefit here is flexibility.
- As said before, your activity will not affect any other website. If either you or they have issues with their bandwidth, disk space, and others, this will not affect third parties. This makes your website safer and with a higher guarantee that it will keep running uninterrupted.
- A VPS provides full control and the highest security without breaking the bank.
- You only need to worry about your business. You do not need to worry about expensive hardware management or complicated administrative server tasks.
- Even when you are sharing the server with other users, there is no risk of security breach. The unauthorized access to your server is restricted to you and those you allow.
- Very importantly, if you envision more traffic and business growth, you should be able to scale up without causing any glitch on your website. A VPS is capable of providing this space to scale up or down, depending on your website needs.
Making a Decision
To help you come to a decision of whether a VPS is right for you, ask yourself the following questions:
- Do I need to have maximum security on my website to ensure that I will not get hacked or have some information breach?
- If that were to happen, do I have what it takes to contain the damage?
- Is the information I will be sharing with members of my organization sensitive enough for it to need safe encryption?
- Would it be ok if my website suffers some issues because another user of the same dedicated host was fooling around and made the entire server crash?
- Again, am I willing to contain the financial damage that a fallen website will cause me?
- Do I have a vision of more traffic in the future and will need to scale up easily in the future without causing any glitch on my website?
Using a virtual private server involves an investment, one that we are sure will pay off on your perfectly safe website hosted by reliable servers.