BluegrassNet’s VPS (virtual private server) system runs on the VMware ©platform. All virtual servers at BluegrassNet are scalable. Here are some of the reasons people go with a VPS server:
BluegrassNet is very flexible in allocating resources for your applications. If you are interested in getting the best value for your money, call in and speak with an engineer to make sure you order the correct server for your needs. Our service, coupled with our great pricing, will be hard to beat.
» Economical Pricing
» VMware© Virtual Environment
» Redundant, Failover Server Environment for High-Availability Performance
» Multiple IP Networks and N+1 power
» Full service assistance with Microsoft© licensing
» Root Level Access
» Expandable Storage Network
The most popular service is “Basic Server Administration”. This means that for a nominal monthly fee your server is assigned an administrator who will log in pro-actively and on a regular schedule to:
Upgrading to your own server improves performance, reliability, and control over your website. Moving to a virtual server is the next step up from a shared hosting environment. By moving to your own server you don’t have to worry about other sites slowing you down or crashing your server. Virtual servers also give you total control over what software is installed on your site, opening the door for additional performance gains. In a nutshell having a dedicated virtual server:
Hosting multiple sites on the same server is common practice in the webpage hosting business. Tens or hundreds of sites are typically hosted on one web server. Economies of scale kick in to make shared hosting a cost-effective way to host smaller sites with lower bandwidth requirements for low monthly rates (sometimes under $10 per month). However, shared hosting has some limitations, the main one being: oversharing.
The problem with sharing a server with other sites is just that, you are sharing your server’s resources (CPU, bandwidth, processes, memory, etc). As the number of sites on your server rises, the load on the server increases. Also, some of the sites sharing your digital home may suddenly become popular or use insecure code. Unless your hosting company limits the number of sites and server load you may find your site’s performance gradually decreasing.
Answer: Getting your own server. Having your own server gives you the peace of mind of not sharing your resources with others, not to mention unfettered root access. Your site’s performance will become more consistent and reliable, and you can install software (and in some cases hardware) that shared hosting providers often restrict in the name of security and cost, including:
These performance features are often not allowed in a shared hosting environment. Summary: The bottom line is that when a website becomes popular even optimistic capacity planning doesn’t foresee the server loads that ensue. Sites can bog down with the increased load due to any number of reasons:
To speak with a Rep or Engineer regarding what type of virtual server would be right for you, please give us a call: 502-589-4638