VPS (Virtual Private Server) and Cloud hosting are the latest trend in the hosting market and the future of modern hosting. They have the flexibility, simplicity, reliability, and affordability for those looking for the next best thing. They are not reliant on hardware which enables them to cost less than other types of hosting as well as quickly increase or decrease memory or drive space. Industry reports show that IT departments for organizations are switching to these types of hosting by 60 to 80 percent.
As the economy continues to make people and businesses look at their budgets a little closer and determine where they will need to cut costs, using virtual hosting will help do this. Why not pay less for the same functions with more features? Virtual and cloud hosting include such features as a dedicated RAM, CPU, and hard drive, instantaneous recovery, anti-virus and backup capabilities, instant resource allocation, and being environmentally friendly.
VPS and cloud hosting allow you the ability to control much of its operating system with email, root access, configuration files, IP addresses, memory and libraries. If needed to reboot for any reason, you will not have to wait more than a few seconds whereas physical servers take much longer at around 20 minutes. For cloud hosting there is no need for a technician to come to your location to add memory to your hard drive. Instead cloud hosting can do it instantly by allocating more resources to your server.The reason why these hostings are so reliable is that they are able to detect immediately if one server is down and move onto another that is working properly.
For any business still using web hosting with the old technology, need to reconsider. The old web server may not be able to continue to handle all that you need to use for a small or large business. You may find it crashing more often that it use to and it may not be able to handle an overload of information. With its limitations and few resources, it is time to make that step over to the VPS and Cloud hosting. As more businesses switch over to virtual hosting, they find themselves wondering what to do with their physical servers. There are companies that are willing to purchase the hardware and recycle them.
There are some differences between the VPS and Cloud hosting. VPS has multiple dedicated virtual servers that run from one server while cloud runs on a cluster of servers. VPS also uses local storage while Cloud uses a network storage. They have more similarities than differences and are both reliable, inexpensive, and flexible.