Before I start saying anything, I want to thanks Ajith Edassery, a friend of mine and an excellent blogger and affiliate marketer, who suggested me and convinced me to gear up Net Profit Mantra with VPS hosting. He also helped me analyse how we can speed up page loading time. One important thing which I learned during last couple of weeks is that site loading speed makes hell lot of difference in traffic and Google indexing and PR. Just couple of weeks back, I switched my shared hosting on HostGator to VPS ( Virtual Private Server), and I can see clearly the difference in comments and traffic coming to this blog. Hopefully this trend will follow and I’m sure in next few months I will take this blog to its place where it was a few years back.
What is VPS Hosting and Why it Matters?
Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting is a system where physical servers partitioned into several virtual machines to provides the power and functionality of a high-end dedicated server.
- A Virtual Private Server will give you dedicated CPU and RAM and will not share them with anyone else.
- It functions like a separate physical computer dedicated to the individual customer’s needs.
So it’s clear why one should prefer a VPS hosting service over the shared hosting. A shared hosting is where the many websites reside on one web server and each site is placed on its own partition on the server. A VPS hosting is always recommended if you need your site to load fast with a separate dedicated server backing it up without sharing CPU and RAM with other customers.
Usually a high end virtual hosting service comes with following features;
- UNLIMITED Domains
- UNLIMITED Sub Domains
- UNLIMITED Email Accounts
- UNLIMITED MySQL Databases
- Off Site Backups
- UNLIMITED FTP Accounts
- FREE Site Builder Software
- PRIVATE Name Servers
- FULL Root Access
- FULLY Managed cPanel or Plesk
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