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VPS Server Hosting

August 31st, 2010 Comments off

VPS server hosting is seen as the form of web hosting that fills the gap between reseller web hosting and dedicated server hosting in terms of the features and resources that each other form of web hosting can offer. A VPS server is effectively a virtual machine hosted on a physical machine as the resources that your VPS server uses are in fact those of the physical machine, albeit with a certain amount of the host machine’s resources being guaranteed directly to your VPS server. Like dedicated server hosting, you have a choice of operating system when ordering a VPS server in most cases meaning that you can customize your VPS server to meet your requirements exactly. Virtuozzo is the main virtualization application used by web hosting providers to allow them to offer their VPS server hosting services, although many are increasingly moving over to Hyper-V based systems so that they are able to offer Windows Server 2008 VPS hosting services – Linux VPS hosting is still offered using Virtuozzo. The dedicated web hosting environment offered by a VPS server will be a lot easier to manage than that offered by a dedicated server, simply because if something goes wrong then it is fairly easy to reload the operating system in a virtual hosting environment.

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Dedicated Server Hosting

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If you are looking for the best web hosting service available then the chances are that you are considering dedicated server hosting for your requirements as dedicated server hosting generally gives you a lot more than any lower end form of web hosting will ever be able to. Although dedicated servers are expensive, the benefits that you will receive in terms of reliability and security make dedicated server hosting good value for money in most scenarios. During the order process you will be able to select the operating system that you wish to have installed on your server, allowing you to create a custom dedicated hosting environment; any good web hosting provider will be able to offer you the choice between Windows and Linux, normally providing a variety of versions of each operating system. Dedicated servers can provide you with a good level of isolation meaning that you won’t have to share any of your resources with any other users; even with VPS server hosting you are sharing the hosting node with other servers meaning that you will never be able to make full use of the processor, meaning that dedicated server hosting is your best choice for CPU intensive tasks.

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Windows Web Hosting

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Windows hosting services are some of the most popular available and will provide you with a way of hosting web pages that have been created using either classic ASP or ASP.NET as well as other technologies that may be relevant to the development of your website as Windows can provide you with features that are unavailable on Linux web hosting packages. Windows web hosting services are very different in the way that Windows is a completely different operating system to Linux meaning that you can come to expect different features and performance from each operating system. Windows web hosting is available as form standard Windows web hosting as well as Windows dedicated server hosting meaning that you will be able to select the appropriate level of web hosting for your requirements, whatever those requirements may be. Pricing is the main differentiating factor for most between Windows web hosting and Linux web hosting as Windows is a commercial operating system with Linux being an open source alternative for most. As Windows is a popular choice, there are many web hosting companies that are going to be offering such services; such competition will allow for lower prices but it also means that you will need to consider your choice more carefully.

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