Different websites have different requirements and it’s important to ensure that your website is hosted in an environment that suits it best, one that is specifically customised and optimised for its own unique needs. The choice is generally either Shared Hosting or VPS Hosting.
Your website will share the server with many other websites. You’ll all use the same pool of resources and will often have limited management, flexibility and performance.
Far fewer websites on the server and each one has its own dedicated resources. Your website will have more room to grow and you’ll have greater control over the configuration.
If you plan to grow your website then a Virtual Private Server (VPS) may offer the best choice, as it will have the freedom to expand and the flexibility to adapt. You’ll be able to more closely control the server resources allocated to it and your website will be far less likely to be affected by the activities and behaviour of any others.
You can have the most amazing website in the world but if it takes too long to load then no one will visit it. Website speeds are more important now than ever before. If yours isn’t as fast as it can be then not only will potential customers go elsewhere but Google could start penalising you in their rankings. With a VPS server your customers won’t have to queue up with anyone else – your website will operate as its own individual entity, completely separate from the other websites on the server.
Consider your typical supermarket. It’s a single shared space that you use with other shoppers and if there’s only one till open then you all queue together. However, with multiple tills open there are several separate queues and you get served much faster.
With more power and resources available to it, your website will perform much better on a VPS. It won’t have to fight with other websites for server processing time and your customers won’t have to sit looking at a loading screen.
With Shared Hosting every website uses the same shared pool of resources. This becomes a problem if one of them suddenly receives a lot of traffic and needs to consume more bandwidth and memory. There will then be less available for the other websites to use. If your hosting is a VPS then it’s far less of an issue, as the website will have its own dedicated resources allocated to it and it alone. No other website can tap into them. The last thing you want is for your crucial business website to go offline right during a keynote presentation!
VPS Hosting is specifically configured to the unique demands of your website. If you’re running a particular web application that needs certain server settings then your section of the VPS will be customised with that in mind.
That reliability and bespoke hosting environment will be a huge weight off your mind. You’ll have the comfort of knowing that your website will be operating in peak condition, available when you need it most, and is hosted on a VPS that has been tailored to its specific needs.
Few things can negatively impact your brand reputation as much as a hacked website, not to mention the hours needed to recover from it. On a Virtual Private Server yours is kept isolated from any others that may be hosted there. Another customer forgetting to update WordPress, for example, isn’t going to pose a security risk to your own website. Also, as a VPS hosts far fewer websites, there are less opportunities for attackers.
You’ll be familiar with the saying “safety in numbers” but, when it comes to website security, the fewer the better!
Keep your website as secure as possible with VPS Hosting. You have full control over the applications and updates, have your own dedicated partition, and you won’t have to worry about what happens if one of the other customer websites gets breached.
As your business grows over time, so will your website. Shared Hosting might struggle to keep up with demand, as it will only have so many resources to go around. VPS Hosting has a far greater ability to support an increased workload. Perhaps your online shop will need more bandwidth on Black Friday, or your billing system will need more memory on the day you email out your invoices? Whatever the situation, if you expect to add more content or receive more traffic then a VPS is a sensible solution.
It’s not just the planned growth either. Sometimes you might unexpectedly have a lot more visitors flocking to your website and so the VPS server will have to deal with that sudden influx of traffic.
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When you buy a VPS server from us you have a choice between VPS Hosting or Managed VPS Hosting. Running a server can be time consuming sometimes and often requires specific technical knowledge. This is why the decision over who manages it is so important. With Managed VPS Hosting we’re in charge of the day-to-day maintenance of the server, freeing you up to spend more time running your business. Or, if you’d prefer to be more hands-on, you can opt for the unmanaged virtual server hosting instead. Here the onus is on you to care of the VPS – maintaining, monitoring and updating it whenever necessary.
This choice between a managed or unmanaged VPS server is one of the key advantages offered over Shared Hosting, giving you the freedom to commit to a routine that works best for you.
No matter which option you pick you’ll be backed up by our friendly team of UK VPS experts, so you can get the help you need when you need it most.
Every website is unique and whilst it may well operate fine on “one size fits all” Shared Hosting, you might have to sacrifice some functionality. Wouldn’t it be great to have more control over the web applications you can install? With a VPS server you could give your website the exact software it needs to work at its best, ensuring that your online presence is really showcasing your brand.
With fewer restrictions and greater customisation options available, VPS Hosting can really give you the edge you need.
Elevate your website to your next level by making sure it’s hosted in an environment that can be tweaked at will, depending on its own specific needs.
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