Virtual Private Server (VPS) is now-a-days become very popular for many developers and a good choice for production deployment of any website or application. When cloud technology is added, it becomes very robust and stable option for any kind of deployment. Before going to the actual point we need to understand some terminology.
A virtual private server (VPS) is one of many virtual machines running on a single computer and is dedicated to the individual customer’s needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run server software.
A solid-state drive (SSD) is a data storage device using integrated circuit assemblies as memory to store data persistently. SSD technology uses electronic interfaces compatible with traditional block input/output (I/O) hard disk drives. Compared with electromechanical disks, SSDs are typically less susceptible to physical shock, run more quietly, have lower access time, and have less latency.
Uses of VPS:
For those who are new to VPS, here are some uses:
- Using as a hosting server for website (like your personal website) and web application
- Using as a development server/sandbox for application
- Using as a server for hosting business
- Can be used in configuring the switch used in VOIP
- Can be used as a secure personal/business file storage server
- As an email server
- And what not?
If you are a novice Linux system administrator, you can boost your learning by playing with a VPS server.
Now the question is how to choose a VPS server?
We are running a couple of VPS servers for different purposes of our organization for a few months. All of the servers are running with an SSD drive, a very fast-performing device with 100% uptime availability. So here are the tips before choosing your own VPS:
- The hardware of the physical server
- SSD drive is preferable
- Data connectivity is very important
- Cloud infrastructure
- Flexible billing
- Easy control panel
- Affordable budget
- Easy deployment
So why not try yourself for your very own reliable affordable VPS server now!