There are many hosting plans in the web hosting market. Such as, shared hosting, VPS hosting, reseller hosting, dedicated hosting, cloud hosting, colocation hosting but VPS hosting or virtual private server hosting is the most popular hosting plan of them. A large amount of people prefer VPS hosting for their business. Because users get a great level of reliability and security with a cheap price. To get better result users have to take care of their virtual servers. There are many ways to take care of virtual server, but we will discuss about some main points :
1. Update the virtual private server :
You have to update your virtual server (it can be Linux VPS or windows VPS) time to time. The main advantage of virtual server (Linux VPS or windows VPS) is that, the servers update automatically when new updates are available. You have to keep in mind that, to get better performance you have to update your virtual server as well as your website.
2. Reboot the virtual private server :
You have to make sure that your virtual server is not overloaded. To get a clear idea about it, you have to reboot your virtual server(Linux VPS or windows VPS). You can schedule your server reboot frequency. It can be once in a week or once in a month. It totally depends on you. Normally, users reboot their servers at the time of server updates.
3. Remove unnecessary data from virtual server :
The web space is a very important factor in the Virtual Private Servers. So, you have to make sure that, there is no unnecessary data cover your web space. You have to update your Virtual server and website and also clear up the unnecessary data frequently to get a faster and more efficient virtual server.
You can follow the above most important and easy points to get better performance and uptime with your virtual server.
About Linux Hosting
If any user’s website is developed with open-source software and they want to find out any open-source operating system then Linux VPS hosting would be suitable for them. In case of Linux VPS hosting, the operating system Linux is very compatible with PHP.
Linux is like a playing field for programmers across the world- as a result we see countless applications being created, modified and tested constantly. So it proves that Linux hosting always keeps the window open to let in fresh air of modern revelation. As per this point of view nothing beats Linux hosting for an avid user.
Other than the previously discussed advantages, there is one more advantage. Linux is a very cheap option for users. The reason is that user gets maximum application softwares free of cost for install and use. So they have to pay only for the maintenance of the server. The use of open source software allows for savings on overheads like license fees- and hosting companies can then pass on this cost saving to its customers who opt for Linux hosting.
For your information we mention some very popular open source and PHP based softwares User can use these softwares very smoothly with Linux hosting.
For eCommerce Shopping Cart, users can use OS Commerce, Zen-Cart etc. softwares
For content Management System (CMS), users can use Drupal, PHP-Nuke, Mambo etc. softwares
For blog users can use WordPress, Nucleus CMS etc. softwares.
For photo Gallery users can use 4Images, Coppermine etc. softwares
About Windows Hosting
In case of windows VPS hosting Microsoft’s products Windows software is used for the host server. comparison to Linux VPS hosting, Windows VPS hosting permits integration mainly with Microsoft’s own products and services. Such as, If any user wants to create dynamic web content, then they have to utilize ASP (Active Server Pages) or the advanced ASP.NET as his/ her programming language. Above mentioned both are developed by Microsoft to be linked to SQL databases.
For your information, if any users select MySQL as their database, then Linux hosting or windows hosting any one would be suitable for them. But in case users select MS Access as their data base, then they have to choose windows hosting.
If users choose CGI / Perl then they have some limitation with windows VPS hosting. SO, if you like perl script and really want use that then Linux hosting would be suitable for you. On the other hand, if any users choose FrontPage then they have to choose windows hosting for this extension because Linux doesn’t support it.
Many people believe that windows hosting interface is more easy to use than Linux hosting interface.
There is an argument that the user interface for Windows hosting is much simpler between the two. But recently, Linux has made improvements on this front.
Last of all if we consider Linux hosting and windows hosting on the basis of cost, then we can get the result that, Linux hosting is cheaper than windows hosting. The more cost of windows hosting is not only for the proprietary software but also the cost of Windows servers is another one main reason of costly windows hosting than Linux hosting.
If any business owners don’t have much technical knowledge then suitable hosting plan selection is a big issue. Because they can’t understand the difference between different hosting plan and also different operating system. To solve this problem they have to spend some more time to know about web hosting. At first they have to get a clear idea about operating systems then get an idea about hosting plans. They have to keep in mind that, success of their business depends on the selection of suitable operating system and also hosting plan.
There are mainly two kinds of operating system available in the web hosting market. One is Linux operating system and another one is Windows operating system. Linux VPS hosting or cpanel hosting concept is related to Linux open source operating system. Linux is an open source operating system which makes the software freely available to anyone and allows them to use, improve, modify and redistribute versions easily, on the other hand windows VPS hosting concept is related to windows operating system, developed by Microsoft.
As per our previous discussion, we know that windows is developed by Microsoft and Linux is an open source operating system and for that reason Linux hosting is cheaper than windows hosting. One more thing about Linux hosting, It is very popular for LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and Php/Perl/Python) server software combination. Web developers prefer Linux and several open source softwares have been created for free use of discerning web enthusiasts.
User gets much more reliability with Linux VPS hosting than Windows VPS hosting. If we compare Linux vps hosting and windows vps hosting then we can find out that, unfortunately windows vps hosting can’t permit 100% up-time but Linux VPS can permit that. Being open source, That’s why to handle load spikes together with loading software and programs that could occupy less information space than Windows VPS programs. On the other hand Windows users get permission to use remote desktop access and also in this case any non technical user can manage their server very easily but in case of Linux vps hosting user have to get some knowledge about command-line interface. Users get the advantages of remote desktop access to modify your virtual server with windows vps hosting.
Which operating system would be suitable totally depends on the what the webmaster proposes to do with his website. Before choosing any operating system you have to get some important points about both operating systems. You can go through the second part of this blog to get those points.