VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting is a step between Shared Hosting and Dedicated Hosting. A VPS is functionally the same as a Dedicated Server. It can be completely customised to meet a customer’s hosting needs, in terms of software and operating environment and it is solely dedicated to that customer.
Because it is still a Virtual Machine (and not a physical one) it can be more affordable than Dedicated Hosting, but it still requires the customer be prepared to maintain and manage their own server. This means the customer will need to install and keep current all the software required to operate the server and run their website and email. It will mean they will need to monitor the server for malware attacks and spam. It means they will have to troubleshoot any problems that the VPS might encounter.
It means that the customer must be prepared to have some member of their staff act as a server administrator, which could easily turn into a full time job in itself.
VPS Hosting is not really suitable for the majority of small businesses or individuals. If you believe you might be a candidate for VPS Hosting, however, contact us and we help you explore your options.