Benefits: VPS & Cloud Services

VPS and cloud services features are confusing for many people. Often the two are merged into one or aspects of one becomes confused with the other. The two popular web hosting technologies are entirely different.

Virtual Private Server Hosting Basics

VPS, virtual private server hosting, is known as a private cloud. The virtual component is a part of the server creation that allows for VPS.

The virtual machine contains dedicated resources. Time and resource sharing is also one of the primary characteristics of VPS.

A downside to virtual private server hosting is the way it tends to crash, making the information unavailable until the website or application’s issues are stable and back online. The inaccessibility creates a situation where a user or business cannot do anything while the VPS is offline or crashed. Parts of the VPS might be available, while the ones required are not.

Heavy traffic or a Distributed Denial of Service attack will take down an entire machine. The system failure takes the applications and websites down with it. The appeal of a VPS is the dedicated resources that allow for sharing and networking.

Benefits of VPS Hosting

  • The freedom that comes with VPS is entire. From management to access, it is the user that has control over the host and can install any software they want or need.
  • Virtual private server hosting boasts of efficiency with reason. VPS is not reliant on the audience or traffic. The resources are cut off from other servers, and the user owns every resource.
  • Security is a critical part of any hosting type. VPS is secure. Files remain private and are beyond the reach of clients and bad actors.

Covering Cloud Hosting

Many businesses and web host users rely heavily or only on cloud hosting. The high tech hosting is in its infancy compared to most hosting technology, and not every aspect is stable or a sure thing.

The convenience of the cloud is where the draw lies. The ability to access information regardless of time of day and location is appealing to the most tech-savvy of users. The replication of website and application to store a copy in the cloud ensuring everything has a backup copy.

If one server goes down, all saved materials are still accessible because of the backup the cloud server supplies.

Considering Cloud Hosting

  • Multiple physical networks hold website and application information. The reliability to access makes cloud hosting attractive to companies and private users. The appeal continues because of the diminishing amount of possible downtime.
  • The opportunity for scaling, flexibility, and extending creates an ideal cloud hosting experience. Real-time access is essential for many businesses, and the cloud offers the ability.
  • The only fees with cloud hosting stem from the usage. No additional costs rear its head when most inconvenient.

VPS and Cloud Services Comparison

Virtual private server hosting is thought of as less efficient and less specific because of having a particular amount of resources for each client. However, privacy concerns are not an issue because of the user’s freedom to handle their own information using secure methods.

With that said VPS crashes happen. Knowing how much space is essential to a business or user knows the amount of inflow to avoid a crash or downtime. VPS is perfect for handling websites.

Cloud hosting handles inflow (differently) than virtual private server hosting. The cloud is a cluster of servers. The outcome is the server reaches prime levels of access, and if a crash occurs, the information moves to allow a user access any time of the day. It also keeps a website online for incoming and outgoing traffic or commerce.

Cloud servers are ideal for companies which handle large amounts of information outside of merely a website.

Breaking Down Basics

Virtual Private Server Hosting

  • Economically Priced
  • Management and Server Deployment
  • Auto & Manual Scalability
  • Ability to Customize
  • High-tech Security
  • Multiple Storage Centers – Vendor Dependent
  • Server Sharing Model – Private Server
  • High Rate of Reliability
  • Optimized Performance – Vendor Dependent

Cloud Hosting

  • Server Sharing Model – Dedicated Cloud Server
  • Server Deployment and Management
  • Economically Efficient and Pay as You Go
  • Customization
  • Instant Provisioning – In Managed Hosting
  • High-tech Security
  • High Speeds
  • Multiple Data Centers
  • Highly Reliable

Preference is always in the eye of the user. Debating the different hosting capabilities is an endless task. Cloud technology is new, while VPS is a mainstay for companies and small businesses.

A virtual private server is a middle ground for some people. The comfort between a dedicated server and shared hosting is an appealing feature of VPS.

Cloud hosting is an on-demand sort of approach. The amount of storage is not limited.

In the end, it is up to the person or business. The comfort of a user outdoes any chart of characteristics. Especially in an ever-changing world of hosting options.

Melissa Thompson writes about a wide range of topics, revealing interesting things we didn’t know before. She is a freelance USA Today producer, and a Technorati contributor.