Virtual Private Server (VPS)
Virtual Private Server (VPS) often referred to as Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) is a cheaper alternative to traditional Dedicated Server and more secure and reliable alternative to traditional Shared Hosting Plans. Unlike traditional shared hosting, VPS servers come with full root access or remote desktop - a luxury traditionally reserved only for dedicated web hosting. The browser-based interface allows you to easily perform basic administration of your site, add and remove mailboxes, and more.
Thanks to the latest Parallels Virtuozzo Virtual Private Server Technology, Suncoast Hosting VPS Hosting plans are able to offer the ultimate choice in Web Site Hosting and provide you with unparalleled performance, security, and control.
Now you can get all the benefits of a virtual private server (VPS) with the same ease-of-use and low cost traditionally found only with shared web hosting.
Most Web Hosting companies offer "VIRTUAL" or "SHARED" hosting. This means you literally share your resources, applications and environment with potentially hundreds of other users in the same directory. This configuration can allow any compromises to a single site to affect the performance and security of everyone else on the same server.
With Virtual Private Server (VPS Hosting), also known as Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS Hosting) technology, a web server is divided into multiple isolated environments. Each environment has its own server software providing independence for that website. Any compromise to a site would only affect that VPS and could not affect any other site on the same server. As with a dedicated server, each VPS has its own independent operating system with its own web server, mail server and independent software instances. A crashed application (Apache, Sendmail, MySQL etc.) in another clients VPS has no effect on your VPS.
What may be even more appealing is that with VPS web hosting, you have full control over the most common areas of a website/server. This includes:
- Full control of the web server configuration (Apache), including PHP, mod_perl, and other server-side technologies and modules.
- Full control of the e-mail server (Sendmail) configuration.
Full control of MySQL configuration.
- Full control of most Perl modules.
- You also have access to other miscellaneous configuration files within your account and a greater ability to install and run custom software (should you choose to).