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Setting up a Cheap Virtual Private Server (VPS)

It does not have to cost you a lot of money to have web hosting. For less than a dollar a month you can get shared hosting, but what happens when you need more control over your resources than shared hosting can provide?

To solve this, you would want to look at cheap virtual private servers or VPS. With a VPS, you will have complete control over your hosting environment. What you can do is to define the server process, the amount of memory and even what can be uploaded and how much can be uploaded. Another benefit of having a virtual private server is that your environment is isolated. This means that you do not share the space or the resource with other accounts. Your account is not affected even if there is another account that takes up a lot of resources in memory. This also means that is there is another account having problems with a server or is infected by virus, you account or your websites are completely unaffected.

A virtual private server is the optimum environment for WordPress. Most often, WordPress is run in a shared hosting environment but the true power of this platform is realized when it is moved to a virtual private server. Drupal and Joomla also works like this, running on a shared hosting environment but with a virtual private server hosting situations, will give you their full capabilities.

You will not find it difficult at all to set up a virtual private server. And just like with shared hosting you simply need to sign up with a provider. what makes it different from shared hosting is that you have to choose the OS that your server will run on, and the control panel. The operating system offered by some providers make it easier for you because it also comes with an installed controlled panel. The most common of these control panels are Cpanel, Plesk, Kloxo, and Direct Admin.

While you can install your own control panel, if all you want to do is to install a WordPress blog then it may not even be necessary. Also, if all you want to do is to host static content such as HTML pages, then you don’t need to install a control panel. virtual private servers are also used by internet marketing gurus to host their squeeze pages, or single page sales page.

With a virtual private server you can have complete control over your hosting environment or a scalable solution that can grow along with your website.

Whatever you will do with your virtual private server, just keep in mind that it should have appropriate requirements for smooth work of everything. Mark what your software basic requirements are to function properly.