What is a VPS?
VPS is the virtual private server in English, and it is a type of hosting. It is also called a VPS server, a virtual server, or even a virtual private server.
What is meant by: that part of the complete Dedicated Server, where the entire server has been divided into several parts (VPS servers), each part being part of the full server’s resources.
It is called a virtual server because the entire server is divided by default or fictitious and not physically.
It is also called the virtual private server because it is private for you, separate from other VPS servers within the complete server. Special for you with all its resources. VPS servers do not affect the performance of some of them, although they share one complete server.
Finally, when you rent or buy a VPS server, by being your own, you get a relative share (part) of a whole server or server’s resources, the amount of those resources depends on the plan or VPS server package that you will buy from the VPS hosting company.
How to choose the best VPS
Before the appeal by mentioning the most important points and the preferred factors to work on when choosing a VPS hosting, it is best to explain the most important terms used in hosting VPS servers, which are:
Storage or Space: It refers to the storage space, and it may be of the type SSD, which is faster than regular storage disks.
Bandwidth or Transfer: The hosting consultant has written an article about the bandwidth that you can review, usually the bandwidth in a VPS hosting is measured in terabytes.
Cores or CPU Cores or Processor: We mean the number of processor cores, there are single-core, dual-core, triple-core processors and so on. The more the better.
RAM or RAM or Memory: It is similar to the RAM allocated to your PC. The same function works. It affects VPS speed and performance as much as processor point.
Terabyte TB: A large unit for measuring the bandwidth in hosting servers, as we talked about earlier. Equal to 1024 GB. And because VPS servers are used for websites with crowded visitors, the bandwidth is measured in large units.
Operating System or OS: It may be Windows or Linux, and it is intended specifically for the operating system in which the VPS will work.
Managed VPS VPS server: where the hosting company takes care of managing virtual servers in terms of updating, protection and other aspects, and provides with VPS servers a suitable control panel such as C-Panel or others and also provides technical support all the time.
Unmanaged VPS server: where you alone are responsible for managing the VPS server, usually there is no control panel with it and also there is often no technical support for you to help you in managing the virtual server by the hosting company.
When choosing a VPS, the following points must be reviewed:
Do you want Windows or Linux: Linux is more common and cheaper is. Usually it is the user of hosting websites with a control panel. The choice depends on Windows when you need to run programs that only work on Windows.
Do you want the VPS server to be Managed or Unmanaged: Note that a managed server, being with technical support, control panel and management from the hosting company, has a significantly higher price than unmanaged.
Do you want a cloud VPS server or normal: Usually, a cloud server can easily expand its resources.
How much space and bandwidth do you want? Don’t forget that the OS itself takes up space. It is best to start with the minimum plan available in the hosting company and upgrade when needed.
Do you want to root (root) the server? If yes, then this specification must be available within the VPS server plan. By accessing the root, one can completely control the server. However, this requires technical knowledge in dealing with unmanaged servers, especially.