Category Archives: VPS Hosting

VPS Hosting vs. Cloud Hosting

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Although the end product of both VPS and Cloud Hosting may seem similar, the functions, practices, and operations of these modes are very different. Sure, both ultimately provide a similar hosted solution; however, the way in which they work radically changes the final product.

VPS, or Virtual Private Server, refers to a web hosting plan in which the virtual server appears to users as a dedicated server, but is installed on a computer that serves numerous websites. As such, the physical server hardware is shared. That being said, VPS does not use a computer as a server. Instead, VPS works as software within a user’s personal computer and functions like a separate computer dedicated to each individual’s specific IT needs. In doing so, VPS acts as a middle ground between shared hosting (which has lower costs) and a dedicated server (which allows for complete control). In utilizing this mode, users are allotted in full configuration, customization, and administration as they would with a dedicated server; however, they do not have to pay for a dedicated server. Instead, the server is divided (virtually) into pieces, which still maintain the same functionality. This means that each user that utilizes VPS Hosting is assigned a specific piece of the system’s resources, which they then tailor to their needs. read more

Why Choose Virtual Private Server for Business from bodHOST?

For most of the medium sized businesses getting a dedicated server is not possible due to the huge costs associated with it. In such a case, businesses can certainly opt for bodHOST’s virtual private server often known as VPS or VPS Hosting. It is one of the best and affordable alternatives to a high-end dedicated server.

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Unlike shared hosting and similar to a dedicated server, a virtual private server offers various benefits for SME’s and SMB’s. Some of the core advantages of having a bodHOST’s Virtual Private Servers are listed below: read more

The Benefits of VPS Monitoring

Virtual Private Servers (commonly referred to as VPS), act like dedicated servers but are instead serving multiple users. Each user can run different operating systems or hosting software.Hosting software for VPS may included a mail server, web server or File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program.

Such programs make it possible for your site to become “interactive” so-to-speak. eCommerce sites as well as blog sites rely on hosting VPS software to function accordingly. Furthermore, Virtual private servers are great for companies who need a website tailored to their needs but cannot afford a dedicated server.Which leads us to another point; VPS monitoring. read more

Comparison of Web Hosting Control Panels

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Plesk Web Hosting Control Panel LogoBodhost’s Linux dedicated servers are offered with the choice of cPanel/WHM and Plesk if you require a web-based control panel through which you can manage your dedicated server and any hosting related services, for example clients and web hosting plans. As the only other method of management available to you as a Linux dedicated server administrator is through SSH, a web hosting control panel is strongly recommended as an addition to your hosting package so that you are able to fully utilize the features and power that a dedicated server can offer. read more

Windows VPS Web Hosting – Why It Is Worth The Investment?

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Windows is a preferred operating system and Windows VPS Hosting has also gained a lot of popularity because of this operating system. Most of the small and medium businesses prefer using US VPS web hosting for hosting their websites. It provides with a dedicated server like environment that ensures maximum efficiency. Industry leading features and managed backups have increased the popularity of this hosting platform.

It usually happens that a lot of time is spent on updating the server for ensuring the smooth functioning of the operating system; this does not happen with the US VPS web hosting platform. With Windows VPS, the uptime of the server is ensured at all times; and whenever new updates are available, your server will be updated immediately. You also get the capacity monitoring feature with US VPS web hosting. read more

How can a private cloud solution benefit my business?

Cloud hosting services are designed to provide reliability that isn’t available with other web hosting services, with uptime guarantees of 100% available with some cloud hosting plans. Even though there is the possibility of network or hardware failure occurring in the cloud, the design of Bodhost’s cloud infrastructure ensures that there is no single point of failure so that is there is network or server failure somewhere within the cloud, there is no noticeable impact on the performance of operation of the cloud as a whole. read more

US VPS Server Hosting with Root Access for Server Management

What is Virtual Private Server?

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine that is hosted on a physical machine with other VPS servers and provides a dedicated hosting environment similar to that of a dedicated server, but VPS servers are available at a much more affordable cost. Bodhost offers a range of Linux VPS servers and Windows VPS servers so that there is variety available to suit the requirements of all users. With root access provided with all VPS hosting plans, you will have full control of your hosting environment so that you can adapt the functionality and performance to reflect what you would like to see. All Bodhost web hosting services are hosted out of our Tier 3 data center, located in Chicago, Illinois; our data center is one of the most secure facilities in the USA and uses the most up-to-date technologies so that we can offer a 99.9% uptime guarantee with our VPS hosting plans. read more

What are symlinks / symbolic links in Linux / Unix?

Symlinks are used a lot in Linux- and Unix-based systems so you may be wondering as to what exactly a “symlink” is.  If you have Linux VPS Hosting and you use SSH, you’ll often find many files in the file structure are symlinks.

What are symlinks used for?

Symlinks are a specific type of file that has a reference to a physical location on the Linux server hard drive – such as another file or directory that exists on the machine’s hard drive. The most common symlink you’ll likely come across when using an FTP client is the www and public_html directories. The www directory is a symlink to the public_html physical directory. So this means any files or directories uploaded to the www folder is the same as doing so directly in the public_html folder. The two that seemingly look like two separate folders are merely just one. read more

Cheap VPS Windows With Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition

There are many business owners who want to create an online presence to get success in their business. The requirements can vary according to the nature of the business- but the most important requirements are- high reliability, data security, and uptime guarantee. While some businesses can afford to pay high costs for a web hosting package that meets their requirements, most small and medium businesses (SMEs) are looking for a cheap web hosting package that also offers them the above features.

You have to choose a hosting provider, operating system and hosting plan as per your requirements. If you have a little bit more budget than shared hosting, and you want more security, reliability and uptime, then you can choose VPS hosting for your website hosting. If your website is developed with any Microsoft’s products like, ASP, ASP.NET, Sharepoint, etc. then you can’t choose Linux VPS hosting because Linux can’t support any of Microsoft’s products. So, you have to choose Windows VPS hosting. There are many hosting providers who provide you cheap vps windows, but you have to choose a proper hosting provider who offers you cheap vps windows with great reliability. Windows 2008 Enterprise Edition would be a better option to get more reliability. read more