Find your Best-Match VPS
A VPS is a Virtual-Private-Server and can be used for a wide range of purposes, for all existing industries. Each VPS is installed on a physical machine, operated by the cloud or hosting provider, that runs multiple VPSs. A VPS runs its own operating system (OS) and applications and reserves its own portion of the machine’s resources (memory, compute, etc.). Whether you are looking to host your company website, an e-commerce store, or run projects for which you need flexible servers, a VPS will cover all your needs. A VPS comes mostly in Linux or Windows flavor, on which you will receive remote access through SSH or Windows Remote Desktop. Like for your Windows office computer, you will be able to install any application on it you like. There are 3 main types of cloud computing as-a-service option. IaaS for Infrastructure-as-a-Service, PaaS for Platform-as-a-Service, and SaaS for Software-as-a-Service. VPS belongs to the type IaaS, as you get a fixed size of resource on which you can install any software or service on it, while on SaaS for example, you will only get access to a specific cloud-based Software.
Reduce your Server Hardware Costs
On-site or datacenter infrastructure have tremendous impact on running costs, like the needed place, electricity, support and maintenance, as well as its lifecycle management. Those binding resources can be greatly reduced, by migration the services running on it, to a VPS in the cloud. Today, VPS hosting providers offer cloud-based resources which offer performance on par with hardware servers, a high security maturity and guaranteed availability agreements. Furthermore, a VPS cuts turn-over times in change management, as resource requirements like cpu and storage space can be adapted with a few mouse clicks, and often without affecting the services running on the VPS. A new VPS can be deployed in minutes, obsolete ones deleted, reducing operative costs through the pay-per-use model many VPS hosting providers offer.
Example of VPS configurations
Data Privacy and Security
In some circumstances, regulations or business models require services or processes to reside on own virtual servers in the cloud, instead of SaaS solutions. Hosting providers with a high maturity on security topics offer also a higher data leak and theft protection, as on own datacenter or in-house hardware. Often in-house network security knowledge and purchased security components lack the level of professionality when compared to a hosting provider, where security is offered as a managed service.
Check for VPS providers with a high degree of security maturity
High Performance Website or Blogging Page
Technically you can use a shared webpage service to run your site or blog. But once your site creates traffic, your content and picture database grow and you just implemented a content search, you will start to feel a difference. The initial page load will take a second more, you start to see the pictures being built up, and the search takes ages. For a performing website, and the flexibility to add/remove resources depending situations, you can not avoid a flexible VPS system. Your virtual server is not shared with any other webpage operator, and all services running to manage your webpage are dedicated to it. Furthermore, you can even choose a VPS hosting provider which offers a managed environment, offloading your operative responsibilities like taking care of the state of your WordPress, Apache and MySQL database services. Leanarc offers you the possibility to filter VPS products by some specific characteristics and criterias to find out which product will offer the best performance for its price. But beware, do not focus solely on performance, but consider security and availability aspects as well.
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