4 Key Advantages of Choosing Virtual Server Hosting
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4 Key Advantages of Choosing Virtual Server Hosting


Virtual Server Hosting and Benefit of the Cloud

Virtual server hosting is part of the cloud computing phenomenon. Instead of buying and storing your own server, you can open a virtual server hosting account and move your applications and data to the cloud. Many vendors offer managed and un-managed virtual server hosting plans. Though the specifics vary by vendor, they generally work in a similar fashion. For example, the vendor will host all of the server hardware in a data center that you access over the Internet or a private virtual private network (VPN).

Virtual Server Hosting and Benefit of the Cloud

Why go the virtual server hosting route when you could just buy your own server? Here are a few advantages to consider when you are comparing whether to go for virtual server hosting or to buy your own private server.

Virtual Server Hosting Advantages

Cost Effective

Have you priced servers lately? You can easily spend thousands of dollars for a single server, and that’s before you’ve added security software or paid an IT professional to configure it.

In contrast, virtual server hosting vendors typically charge you for usage rather than for hardware. Entry-level virtual server hosting plans can be found for less than $20 per month! This is relatively inexpensive when compared to other options on the market.

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Scalability

Not only can you pay as you go based on usage, virtual server hosting can grow with your organization. Start-ups may have little capital to invest in servers and data storage technology outright, yet they need robust servers. Rather than buying and maintaining a server, it’s smart to use virtual server hosting.

As the company grows, you can add additional capacity with no hassles and no additional capital expenses. This will also free up capital to invest money into other parts of the company.

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Reliability

Virtual server hosting vendors take care of updates, upgrades, optimization, and maintenance. Reliability is usually defined in the vendor’s service level agreement. By choosing virtual server hosting, you can save money upfront as well as on ongoing IT maintenance costs. This will also lead to less downtime, which in turn will save your company money.

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Optional Services

Depending on the vendor, optional services such as managed services, cloud server images, file-level backup, and enhanced data storage technology may be available.  Always ask the vendor if you’re not sure what options are available. They’ll be more than glad to assist.

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Pay as you go, add capacity as you grow, and enjoy peace of mind as well as cost savings by moving to a virtual server hosting plan.

In what ways do you think using Virtual Server Hosting could be of increase or loss to your company? Do you have any sharable ideas for us, please let’s talk.

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19 comments
  1. Brian Couch

    April 19, 2013 at 2:52 am

    This is definitely a very informative post and I love reading it and this is hosting is I guest a very helpful in my business and I will also share this to all my friends.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      May 8, 2013 at 5:09 pm

      Thanks Brian, welcome.

      Reply
  2. Ali kholi

    April 19, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks daniel , that was really really helpful
    thanks a lot

    regards
    ali

    Reply
  3. Nate

    April 20, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    Definitely agreed with you, Olawale. Getting an unmanaged VPS ($10-$25) is pretty logical, at first. And many vendors even offer free control panels such as webmin, so even no need to pay extras for cPanel/WHM or directpanel… Nice article!

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      May 8, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      Thanks and welcome Nate.

      Reply
  4. Bed

    April 21, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Thanks for sharing this helpful article. I really like your post. It is true that virtual hosting is better than shared hosting.

    Reply
  5. frederick

    April 21, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I think virtual server hosting is better than anything else here. Thanks for the useful article!

    Reply
  6. Fun

    April 22, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Very informative one! 🙂

    Reply
  7. dobler

    April 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Nice post, im using google drive cloud features

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      May 8, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Google is good too.

      Thanks for your contribution.

      Reply
  8. jacsonjohn

    April 23, 2013 at 6:04 am

    hi it is nice blog very interesting 4 Key Advantages of Choosing Virtual Server Hosting those points are good informative good explanation

    Reply
  9. Pega

    April 23, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Sometimes VPS can be so much more powerful than dedicated servers, it depends on virtualization

    Reply
  10. Data

    April 26, 2013 at 9:28 am

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    Reply
  11. VarStreet

    April 29, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Exactly Virtual Server Hosting has many features. No need to maintain it from your side. Additional benefit is there is no data loss the back up system is excellent.

    Reply
    • Olukunle Moses

      May 8, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Hey Van,

      Thanks for the compliment. We are happy to have your contribution on your experience with VSH.

      Reply
  12. Shaneali Mawji

    May 1, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    Surely a small NAS server is still a better option that giving away $20 a month for a small 5-10GB of storage.

    iCloud charges around $20 for an extra 5GB of iCloud storage but for a NAS you can get 3TB for just $2/GB from certain storage companies such as eAegis LLC or SimplyNAS LLC.

    Personally I would much rather buy a small server than have to pay monthly for a small amount of data.

    Now if you could get 3TB for $20 a month then that’s a whole different story. But at the current Cloud rates it is just cheaper to even buy your own 1TB portable external hard drive array for around $100. Within 5 months that would pay itself off with 995GB more than what you would get from purchasing 5GB monthly at $20/month.

    Reply
  13. Chitraparna

    May 12, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Olawale, just quick questions – When should a blog consider moving to a virtual dedicated server? Is it dependent on traffic?

    BTW, which author bio plugin are you using?

    ~ Chitra

    Reply
    • Olawale Daniel

      May 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm

      Yes, your traffic rate would determine if you are to move or not.

      And I can say when you want to get the best out of your website visitors, or let me say, exactly when your traffic grow to the stage where you realize that the present resources on the site can no longer satisfy the audience. Or when you want to speed things up.

      To know that time, you’ll begin to see down time on your site.

      And the second question, I’m not using any plugin to show author bios. Instead, the feature has been pre-coded into the site template. However, you can use Social Author Bio. It is cool!

      BTW, thanks for commenting here Sinha 🙂

      Reply
  14. Manish Shivhare

    September 14, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Nice blog! It was indeed interesting to know more about virtual server hosting and some of its benefits. Thanks

    Reply

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