What is VPS Hosting?
Posted May 11, 2016 by Simon
A VPS (Virtual Private Server) uses virtual servers to divide a hardware server up into smaller, private, servers. Each server behaves as is if it was on it’s own server, and is completely private, isolated and seperate from the other VPS servers. By sharing the hardware server that they run, virtual servers are cheaper than if it was on it’s own hardware server.
Unlimited Web Hosting’s VPS solution uses one of our many large cloud clusters, rather than divide multiple physical servers. This is the same reliable and speedy architecture that is used on our cloud hosting packages. Included with this are 15,000 rpm SAS or fast SSD disk drives, providing you with storage as well as protection against hardware failure. Essentially, it’s big iron architecture but at an affordable low price.
There are a number of advantages to using a VPS over traditional hardware solutions, including scalability and performance. See below for more details or contact us to discuss your requirements.
Your VPS can be customised to your requirements
Only pay for what you use. You can fully customise your VPS, allowing you to scale up and down as your requirements change.
High Performance Storage
Only 15,000 rpm SAS or fast SSD drives are used with our VPS solution
Slow storage causes issues with even the best specification, which is why we use high speed drives in our virtual server architecture. Also, you can scale your storage requirements without any downtime.
Free assistance from our experts
When you sign up for VPS Hosting with Unlimited Web Hosting you also get out ServerCare support package, which gives you access to expert assitance with your managed server.
Managed enterprise-class firewall supplied as standard
Our hosting package for VPS includes an enterprise-class managed firewall. This helps ensure that your server is protected from internet based threats.
Use as much traffic as you like, with no hidden or additional costs
A fast specification requires traffic to communicate with the world, with today’s media heavy content this can mean there will be times where ther is a high demand from traffic. Our subsciption doesn’t impose total traffic limits, and the only charge you will pay is your recurring sunscription.
Plesk, cPanel or Webmin
Using either cPanel, Plesk or Webmin you can take control of your VPS.
While root shell access is useful and powerful, it can be a little complicated for many users. As an alternative, we can install Webmin free of charge or we can provide Plesk or cPanel for a low recurring monthly fee.
Reboot, stop and start your VPS on command
Even the best, most stable servers need maintenance from time to time. Your VPS Hosting package includes an easy to use control panel with which you can reboot, start and stop your VPS.
Want to know more?
You can find out more about our VPS Hosting package here, where you can also use our VPS costing interface to customise your package.