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4 Key Advantages of Choosing Virtual Server Hosting

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.

Olawale Danielhttps://olawaledaniel.com/
Olawale Daniel is a business builder and psychologist, a network marketing professional, a world-class motivational speaker, a successful internet entrepreneur and a digital media strategist interested in all things mobile and digital — start-ups, media, branding. He started TechAtLast back in 2010 as a platform to quench his thirst for latest technologies. As a motivational speaker and author, Olawale has published several motivational and personal development books and he's currently working on "SUCCESS AHEAD - Don't Quit" which is billed to hit the stand by Q4 of the year. He writes regularly on his personal website on motivation and personal lifestyle and tips for network marketing success, OlawaleDaniel.com. His latest book on How to Sponsor More People in Your Network Marketing Business is still one of the best sellers in its category. He's presently working as a Health and Wellness consultant at BURN SLIM TRIM Inc., a firm that helps people regain their perfect lifestyle through state-of-the-art recent discoveries way back from nature. He's also the brain behind FOBCourse, a business university for startup entrepreneurs in Africa.

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19 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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

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    • Hey Van,

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

    • 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 🙂

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