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Differences between a virtual dedicated server (VDS) and a virtual private server (VPS)

May 29th, 2009

Although virtual dedicated servers (VDS) and virtual private servers (VPS) are similar, the main difference between the two is virtual dedicated servers (VDS) are specifically built, tested, and configured to handle larger websites and web based applications.

Main virtual dedicated server features

  • your own operating system install (Linux or Windows)
  • guaranteed CPU, RAM
  • easy transition from virtual private server (VPS) to dedicated server

Main virtual private server features

  • share the same operating system with other virtual private servers
  • use less reliable local disks for data storage
  • share hardware resources among multiple customers

Which one is right for you?

Both types of virtual servers provide more memory, disk space, power, and reliability than a shared web hosting account and both cost much less than a dedicated server. Fewer hosting companies provide virtual dedicated servers (VDS) as virtual private servers (VPS) are more common. In most cases, your shared web hosting provider offers virtual private server (VPS) services and will upgrade your shared web hosting account to a VPS plan. Contact your hosting provider to determine the best approach for your specific needs.

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Turnkey Internet

April 22nd, 2009

turnkeylogo_sloganCompany Name: Turnkey Internet

Website: http://www.turnkeyinternet.com

Year Established: 1999

Founder: Adam Wills

Location: Albany, New York

Web Hosting Services: Virtual Private Servers, Shared Web Hosting, Dedicated Servers

Control Panels Offered: cPanel, Plesk, ServerCP, Webmin

Why I choose Turnkey Internet for virtual private servers.

Turnkey Internet has a 10 year track record in the web hosting industry. Based in Albany, NY, Turnkey Internet is a top-notch provider of virtual private servers (VPS) and dedicated servers. Turnkey Internet offers fully managed VPS accounts. That means they will monitor and maintain your virtual private server without charging you additional fees. If you have never leased a VPS or dedicated server, you need to take advantage of a company that offers fully managed services as part of your monthly plan.

daveonwebhosting.com is hosted with Turnkey Internet. I have been extremely happy with the service. Keep in mind that I’ve been working with hosting companies for over 10 years. There are several VPS hosting companies that are great, but Turnkey Internet tops the chart when it comes to overall value, quality, and price. Plus they run monthly specials so you can be sure to get a great deal.

Aside from the fully managed aspect of VPS accounts, Turnkey Internet founder and owner Adam Wills makes it a point to contact you when you signup. Wills goes the extra mile to give you all the information you need to get started with your VPS. Once you order your new VPS account, it generally takes about four hours to setup. Then they hand over the keys and you have a fully hardened, ready-to-go virtual private servers.

Support requests take anywhere from 15 minutes and up depending on the complexity of your issue. Since I’ve been hosting with Turnkey Internet, I have not had any major issues and support has always resolved and/or answered any questions thoroughly.

Visit the Turnkey Internet website today!

Visit Turnkey Internet now to learn more about virtual private servers, dedicated servers, and other leading server hosting solutions.

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What is a virtual private server (VPS)?

April 15th, 2009

A virtual private server (VPS) is a combination of a dedicated server and shared web hosting. Like a dedicated server, you get full control over your virtual private server including root access. But unlike a dedicated server, your VPS is residing on one server with multiple VPS accounts - similar to shared web hosting.

Make sure your VPS is hardened

A reliable VPS provider will harden your VPS before they hand over the keys. In some cases, a VPS provider may charge you additional fees to harden your VPS account. If you do not see “server hardening” included in your monthly price, contact the hosting provider’s sales channel and ask. Consequences of not hardening your VPS can be devastating. Hackers can shut your system down, post unwanted information on your website, steal your visitor’s personal information, and so on. Don’t tread those dangerous waters alone - ask for assistance.

Get more for your money

A reliable virtual private server will cost between $35-$100 a month. The cost may be more than a shared web hosting account, but you get more for your money. For example, you can install any software application on your VPS. You can configure your VPS (if you are familiar with system administration) to work exactly as you want. And unlike a shared web hosting account, if another VPS account on the same server decides to run a rogue process, it will not affect your VPS account. Finally, you can create as many shared web hosting accounts on your VPS as you want. Each shared web hosting account can have its own domain, email, and resources.

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