When a website or application hosted on a shared host grows, the natural progression is generally updating the infrastructure up to a VPS or dedicated server. I saw a couple of times on forums where people ask if they have to go with a virtual private server or dedicated. Generally, dedicated servers are costly than VPS.
A VPS is a fairly good development in the computer world that has opened many doors for webmasters. This is a dedicated server with multiple “virtual machines” that run on it. For example, you can have four different operating systems running at once, completely independently of each other. In data centres around the world, this technology has revolutionized the way things are done.
In the old days, you could have a dedicated hosting server standing around a disk of 100 GB. Not only it is extremely inefficient, but as the Internet grew by the day, having a dedicated server for each client is a massive task for the teams. Then virtualization was born.
Imagine you have five dedicated servers in the same situation as above, each using 5% of the capacity of a processor and 100 GB of disk space. With virtualization, you can take all five systems and put them in virtual environments on a single server. This server will use 25% of the capacity of a processor and 500 GB of disk space.
For example, you have 1500rs. budget per month or something decent. On one side you have a cheap dedicated server from a good supplier and on the other hand, you have a high-level configuration in VPS.
They look “somewhat” comparable. However, a dedicated box has a processing power far better than VPS, but remember that the VPS will be shared with other 4 or 7 VPS, which helps to reduce the cost.
Let’s see now why a VPS solution rather than cheap dedicated server opt
The processor would be “burstable”. That is to say that when all virtual servers are struggling to obtain the CPU, you can feel like a dedicated processor is the only best option. However, when CPU cycles are free to be used by your VPS, you’ll feel the difference. The result is usually much faster than the dedicated processor.
The redundancy of your storage is also important. The majority of VPS have RAID storage. I guess everyone knows this. I have no confidence in an environment that is not using RAID. It is not only good for data security and performance but also beneficial for the speed to put in place following a failure of one disk.
Then what is are the benefits of a configured VPS? It is likely the hardware equipment is much better designed to withstand such architecture. The fact is such type of VPS solution usually offers so much better equipment for the same price. Also, you can add hardware to your VPS without having to shut down your server because the hardware is allocated (memory, CPU) virtually. Not needed that a technician opens the bowels of your server to add memory and stop servers for a while.
In the hosting industry, VPS and dedicated servers are managed. So you need not worry about them. The administrator of the host focuses on server-s
ide issues. They will help to ensure that you’re VPS or dedicated box runs continuously. Some of them even provide a virtual console for VPS so that you can diagnose yourself.
Usually renting a VPS and its initial configuration usually takes less than 1 hour. By cons, leasing a dedicated server can take much longer and even more if the requested hardware is not available when ordered.
In terms of saving money, you can take five individual dedicated servers and combine them into one. This reduces hardware costs, electricity costs, cooling costs, requirements for backup power, the amount of space you need in your data center, and much more. It only makes sense to virtualize the servers where possible – that’s why the technology has exploded in this direction over the last couple of years.