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Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting
WHAT IS VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER HOSTING?
Choosing the right hosting plan is a critical part of serving your site. At Jaxon Road® we serve and host all of our clients sites via our Virtual Private Servers (VPS). Using a shared hosting plan can leave you susceptible to vulnerable attacks, spammers and locked IP addresses that can hinder email accounts and numerous other problems that arise from shared hosting plans. Companies such as GoDaddy, HostGator, Rackspace and many others cram thousands of sites onto one server with one or two IP addresses. Those addresses can be blocked industry-wide thus hindering your attempt's at sending emails out due to one (or many) of the neighboring sites abusing their website guidelines and spamming thousands daily. For this reason, we host all of our clients sites via VPS. In addition, controlling these elements maximizes the speed and performance of each of our clients sites as well as protecting them.
HOW DOES VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVER HOSTING WORK?
VPS hosting combines features of both shared and dedicated hosting. This hybrid model uses a form of virtual technology called hypervisor to partition a single server into multiple independent spaces or virtual machines, each with its own operating system and infrastructure. Although each site on the VPS operates in isolation, it receives an allocation of the server’s shared resources, which are distributed among all the sites using that server.
In this way, VPS hosting allows users to configure and manage sites independently. In a VPS hosting environment, users can enjoy complete control over virtually all aspects of a site’s features and functions, with far better performance and scalability than shared hosting. For all businesses, VPS hosting services have all the features needed to accommodate growth, without the need for “upgrading” to dedicated hosting at all.
VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVERS OFFER CONTROL AND CUSTOMIZATION
In shared hosting environments, users typically have relatively limited control over the features and functions of the sites they own. A host’s individual hosting packages can establish which aspects of a site can be changed or reconfigured but, in general parameters, are set by the host and users typically are not given the level of access needed to configure core aspects of a site’s appearance and functions.
VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVERS IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Sites in a shared hosting environment can be affected by issues involving neighboring sites on the server. Surges in traffic, security breaches and other events affecting other sites can cause a site to experience slow speeds or downtime – or even crash because of sudden demand placed on a shared server’s resources spread among hundreds or thousands of sites.
VPS hosting improves site performance because it greatly reduces the risk of problems like this because each VPS site is isolated from others on the server, users face a far lower risk of “contamination” from a compromised neighboring site.
VIRTUAL PRIVATE SERVERS ENHANCE SECURITY
VPS hosting is significantly more secure than shared hosting thanks to the virtual partitioning that keeps sites separate. It also has the ability for users to install the kind of security features that are relevant to the site’s specific needs.
VPS hosting providers are responsible for installing and maintaining the essential security features of the server itself, which provides protection against a wide range of web-based cyber threats or prevents cyber criminals from attacking. But because sites on those servers maintain their separateness, the risk of infections by malware and viruses from an adjacent site is practically non-existent. Users are also able to directly install any type of security and monitoring applications they need within the site itself so that security measures can be customized to suit individual needs.