Virtual VPSWhen it comes to finding a top virtual private server for your small to medium sized business, you need to understand your needs and understand the resources provided to you by a virtual VPS provider like Solar VPS. Due to this, we are going to take this time to chat a little bit about virtual web server resource and how they impact your dad-to-day VPS hosting life.
What is a Virtual Server?A virtual server – be a managed virtual server or an unmanaged virtual server – is a more technical way of saying Cloud Hosting. Virtual private server hosting entails utilizing a slice of an overall server to house all your Cloud hosting resources. Moreover, the overall server you have a slice in is shared by numerous other end users who also, like you, hold a slice of the server for all their Cloud computing web hosting needs.
What Resources Come with my Virtual VPS?Your SolarSystem managed virtual server or unmanaged virtual private server is made up of the following resources – bandwidth, disk space, memory (RAM), CPU cores and IP addresses. Everything beyond those basic resources, i.e. the additions Cloud hosting providers like Solar VPS offers – is just gravy. Now if you were to consult a virtual server wiki, you would learn the following:
- Bandwidth: Is your data transfer rate. Bandwidth is defined as a term, “used to refer to various bit-rate measures, representing the available or consumed data communication resources expressed in bits per second or multiples of it (bit/s, kbit/s, Mbit/s, Gbit/s, etc.).” Thanks Wikipedia. Essentially, bandwidth is how fast your data moves from one point to the next. In human terms, bandwidth helps to determine how fast you or your viewing public sees the data you want seen. Virtual VPS Host providers like Solar VPS offer bandwidth ranging from 1TB – 8 TB per month per VPS.
- Disk Space: Again, consulting your virtual server wiki you will learn that disk space in VPS hosting refers to the amount of space – memory – you have on your VPS to run the programs of your website. Be it graphical, video, text, audio, gaming data etc., disk space is the resource allotment provided to run your onsite applications. Virtual server hosting providers like Solar VPS offer disk space ranging from 20GB to 160GB.
- Memory: More commonly referred to as RAM (Random Access Memory), the memory in your best VPS allows your virtual private server to run the overall programs and applications of your server. Whereas disk space correlates to your onsite website applications, RAM gives your VPS the power and space to operate your overall website or any application which you are currently utilizing. Virtual private server hosting companies like Solar VPS offer memory (RAM) ranging from 2GB to 16GB.
- CPU Cores: The CPU Core of your best VPS is the brain of the operation. Just as your brain send commands to your fingers to move and your lungs to inhale, your Linux virtual server hosting and Windows virtual server hosting CPU cores command the actions of your VPS. For those interested, Solar VPS utilizes Dual Hex Core Intel E5 Series CPU’s. Virtual private Cloud companies like Solar VPS offer CPU Cores ranging in the amount of 1 CPU Core to 4 CPU Cores.