Small-and medium-sized businesses looking to employ virtual server hosting to house their data, websites and other company information are sometimes faced with myriad options, complicating a service designed to simplify the intricacies of IT, a web site hosting company reports.
When deciding on a virtual server, SMBs basically have three options – shared, dedicated and VPS.
Shared servers essentially give a company space on a server shared between many organizations. Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of businesses can function on one shared server. This can provide a low-budget environment as costs are distributed through the various companies hosted.
Dedicated servers, on the other hand, are completely private dedicated hosting solutions. This can be beneficial for SMBs looking for an IT environment that can be customized to its precise needs. Since other users do not have access to the dedicated device, the company has complete control over its configuration. At the same time, it can be a more expensive solution than virtual server hosting.
A VPS server provides something of a middle road between the two. With a VPS, SMBs are sharing the physical server with others, but the number of companies on the device is much smaller. As such, there is more room to customize the options without interfering with other organizations. The costs are also lower than dedicated as there are still other companies sharing the space.
The key when deciding which virtual server hosting solution to employ is to understand the IT mechanics of the company. Since each virtual server hosting type offers unique benefits, a business needs to match its needs to those features as much as possible.