Windows Virtual Dedicated Hosting
Windows Virtual Dedicated HostingIf your business is growing and your website’s traffic has increased dramatically, it may be time to take a look at dedicated Windows hosting with a virtual private server. Unlike Windows dedicated server hosting, Windows VPS hosting allows users the configuration capabilities of a dedicated server without the unusually high cost. There are many things companies of all sizes need to understand about virtual private servers before making this decision though. As a beginner, users most likely had their website(s) hosted on a shared hosting plan. In this situation one large server is dedicated to dozens if not hundreds (maybe even thousands) of websites. They all share one IP address and work with the same configurations. In this set up ports must be open or closed at the same time for each site on the server and sites experience simultaneous (but intermittent) downtime when the server is rebooted. If users have a very basic website that does not require custom configurations to run the applications (like WordPress of Joomla for example), than this will not be an issue. If, however, companies need custom configurations to run apps, than shared hosting is not a suitable option. In this case, it is best to look into Windows virtual hosting. If your port configurations or extremely high bandwidth demands begin to affect the other sites that are shared on your IP, bad things can happen:
- The server node may overload and take your site down with it.
- Your hosting company of choice will track the overload back to your IP and demand that you move to a higher level hosting package on short notice.
- You may lose customers/business/sales because your site is down.
- If your company site’s traffic begins to grow past 10,000 visitors per day, moving beyond shared hosting is probably a good idea.
- If a high percentage of users on your site engage in virtual games that involve high definition graphics, you may also want to talk to your hosting company. Online games with HD graphics eat up bandwidth and performance resources faster than anything else on the Internet (besides super-computing).
- The last thing you want is for your gamers to get shut out in the middle of a raid or excursion because you didn’t update your hosting plan. Incidents like this cause huge backlash in the online community and may be difficult if not impossible to recover from.