Virtual private server (VPS) hosting has earned a great reputation among website owners, the question is what makes it superior than other web hosting plans? Most commonly used web hosting plans are shared and dedicated server hosting.
Shared Web Hosting:
In case of shared web hosting plan we can understand there are certain limitations in it. One has to share server space and bandwidth, which can work with small websites but not in a case of large business websites. If your are a newbie and looking to host a blog, you should go for shared web hosting, in this way you will be able to learn basics of web hosting like get familiar with the cPanel and other managing options. In term of business websites, it will cause trouble in traffic handling and increase the response time of your website which results in lost of visitors and can affect your return on investment (ROI).
Dedicated Server Hosting:
Dedicated server hosting is considered to be good for large websites. In dedicated hosting the whole server is reserved for one website. You can have more space and bandwidth but it is not unlimited after utilizing all the bandwidth its reaches a certain level where it might crash and your host won't allow your more bandwidth in the same plan. Most of the web hosting companies calls it fair usage policy. It is costly and might cause you a trouble when your website traffic will be at peak. So 100% uptime and efficient control of traffic is not guaranteed.
Cloud VPS Hosting:
Now comes the VPS hosting, what makes it special? In VPS hosting there is a large physical server which is shared with other virtual private servers but the virtual environment for each website is private. At the same time it partly acts like shared host and partly as a dedicated server as it creates a virtual dedicated server.
As it works in a virtual environment it has flexibility to expand itself. Single VPS can utilize all the resources of physical server when it is required. VPS using cloud computing technology is the most preferred hosting plan. Cloud VPS hosting ensures you maximum uptime and an efficient control of traffic. Whenever the traffic rises it will direct it to the other cloud server.
People having large business websites always go for cloud VPS hosting. It is a bit costly than shared hosting but quite cheap as compared to dedicated server hosting. If you want to ensure maximum uptime select cloud VPS hosting.
Source by Eric K Johnson