In the last two decades, digitization has revolutionized the way we buy products/services. With most people looking to make purchases online, businesses have embraced the change and have started working hard on their online presence, starting with having a good website. With millions of websites available online, users have zero tolerance for sites that have performance issues or take a long time to load. Hence, businesses need to ensure that their site performs optimally at all times.
Among other factors, the most important aspect impacting site performance is the hosting server since the site resides on it. With changing times, web hosting has evolved too, and server virtualization techniques have allowed web hosts to create virtual servers and offer VPS Server Hosting plans. A VPS Server is similar to a Dedicated Server since it offers guaranteed resources, account isolation, and complete root access, but at a fraction of the cost of a Dedicated Server.
Today, we are going to talk about guaranteed resources in VPS Web Hosting and understand how they boost a site’s performance.
What is VPS Hosting?
VPS Hosting is a web hosting service where your website resides on a virtual server. The hosting company uses server virtualization techniques to create multiple virtual servers on a physical web server. It also ensures that each virtual server has guaranteed resources like memory, storage, bandwidth, etc., full root access, and account isolation. This helps create a Dedicated Server-like hosting environment at a much lower cost. This makes VPS Hosting the perfect median between Shared Hosting and Dedicated Server Hosting.
Hosting features that impact website performance
There are two main web hosting features that impact the performance of a website:
- Type of hard drive – While traditionally, Hard Disk Drives or HDDs were used in web servers, the introduction of Solid State Drives or SSDs has revolutionized site performance. SSDs are faster and more reliable than HDDs making SSD-based Virtual Server Hosting plans better.
- Hosting resources – When a user visits your website, a request is sent to the webserver and is fulfilled by the server sending relevant files to the user’s device. The faster the request is fulfilled, the faster the site performs. Also, any glitches during this process impact site performance too. Therefore, in the simplest terms, the performance of your site depends upon how efficiently the web server can send and receive information packets over the internet. Being a computing device, the efficiency of this process depends upon the availability of RAM and bandwidth to the server. Further, the speed of processing will also depend upon the power of the CPU. In a Shared Hosting environment, the processing power of the server is shared between multiple users and divided based on the load on the server. However, when you buy VPS Hosting, you get dedicated processing power boosting the server’s and your site’s performance.
Every site is unique and has specific hosting requirements. Hence, ensure that before buying the VPS plan, you assess your site’s hosting requirements carefully. There are many variants available like SSD-based VPS Hosting plans, Windows/Linux VPS Server Hosting, Managed/Unmanaged VPS services, etc. Choose the combination that helps boost your server’s speed and performance.
You can also check out the following video to understand how to boost VPS speed and performance: