Virtual Private Servers refers to the method of hosting multiple domains on the same server. Using a virtual private server is similar to leasing instead of purchasing. The basic features offered by a virtual host include basic server usage, an internet connection, registration for a domain name, file storage and directory service and an email service. Some VPS providers also have website design services for their clients.
VPS Hosting has its advantages and disadvantages for businesses. The advantages of VPS hosting can be benefited most by new businesses. This is because a VPS provider gives a lot of support. Most VPS providers have round-the-clock customer support, which can be very useful for newly set up businesses. VPS providers also have security measures in place. The service also means you have no long term commitment, and with low costs, it is easy on your initial expenses.
However, VPS has limitations related to web access by audience. All customers share the servers so there is competition for access. Another major downside is that you may share an IP address with spammers or adult sites and be banned by search engines.
But for new start-ups it is a good idea to use VPS hosting. Just choose a reputable provider and the disadvantages won’t be severe.