What is a Virtual Private Server?

The internet is expanding and everyone wants to have a website of their own. Sharing your bandwidth and disk space with someone may not seem like an appealing idea to folks who are looking to build a high traffic website. The answer lies in our latest product offering – Virtual Private Servers or VPS as they are commonly known.

virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine provided by an Internet hosting provider. Using a technology called Virtualization, isolated virtual machines are created. A VPS server comes with dedicated resources and full root access giving you all the features and functions of a dedicated server at a significantly lower cost. A VPS is dedicated to the individual customer’s needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run custom applications as long as they are compatible with the parent architecture.

How does VPS work?

VPS technology allows you to “share a server” with other users, but gives you total control over your own applications. VPS Hosting allows for isolated processes within a Web Server, and provides root access with guaranteed bandwidth, CPU, and disk space.

Who uses VPS?

Anyone can opt for VPS, it’s that simple and flexible 🙂

But we have seen that typically IT consultants, SMB organizations Web designers , Web & Application developers and start-ups opt for a virtual private server to host their website or to host websites of their customers.

How is VPS different from other Hosting products?

The three main advantages that come with VPS Hosting are:

  • Complete Isolation: Your VPS package and its applications remain unaffected irrespective of what another users does on the server
  • Root Access: This allows you to install any compatible application of your choice
  • Guaranteed Resources: Irrespective of any situation, the CPU, RAM, HDD and bandwidth that have been allocated to your package will always be available for your applications.

VPS’s core functionality is delivered through a process called ‘Virtualization’. BigRock uses one of the industry’s leading Virtualization providers ‘Parallels Virtuozzo Containers’ which is an operating system virtualization solution that maximizes efficiencies on your hardware investment. Parallels Virtuozzo Containers are uniquely suited to Cloud server virtualization, enabling near instant provisioning and on-the-fly modification of hosting and Cloud server plans. They deliver maximum density, cost efficiency and application performance.

What are the Main Features of BigRock’s VPS Hosting?

1. Advanced Storage

BigRock’s virtual private servers come equipped with NetApp FAS3240 Enterprise Level Shared Storage which gives us the ability to provide a storage up-time guarantee of 99.999%. NetApp offers expert support services to help us optimize your business and mission-critical data-storage environments.

We also provide you with a guaranteed downtime of less than 5.26 minutes in a year and the Proprietary RAID-DP guarantees recovery from multiple drive failures. In short your content, images & applications are super secure with us.

2. Robust Infrastructure

Our VPS hosting uses state-of-the-art infrastructure to ensure the best performance possible. Our servers come equipped with Parallels Virtuozzo 4.7 – Industry Leading Virtualization Platform, Dual Hex-Core Intel Xeon Processors, Web based access to your VPS package with built in dashboards and reporting, Enterprise Class Linux – CentOS 6, etc.

3. E-Commerce Compatible

Our VPS platform is geared to be very eCommerce friendly for it supports multiple shopping carts such as ZenCart, CubeCart and osCommerce. It also supports unlimited dedicated IPs and Private SSL Certificates and is compatible with WHMCS – An Integrated Billing System.

4. Great and Reliable Support

You can get in touch with our fully qualified technical support via Live Chat, Phone, or Email around the clock. In addition to 24×7 monitoring, we also provide fully managed VPS Support.

BigRock offers you 10 VPS plans based on your needs, and worry not, upgrading from one plan to another is effortless. A basic Virtual Private Server with 20GB space is currently priced at Rs. 999/month. Clubbed with our 100% risk free, 30 day money back guarantee, it’s a pretty awesome deal for a quality VPS product.

Have you already purchased a Virtual Private Server or are thinking of purchasing one? Share your thoughts below 🙂

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One Response to What is a Virtual Private Server?

  1. Laura Hill June 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM #

    Thank you for this helpful insight. Now I am certain to set up my website in a VPS in Australia.

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