A lot of business owners are already running their physical, brick and mortar shops and although they have made considerable amounts of money, some are thinking of expanding their business online.
In fact, according to many studies, people can get a huge amount of money by just putting up an online business, simply because you are basically catering to a global crowd.
That being said, getting a top hosting service is imperative not only so that you can have your own domain but to also get the best possible services imaginable.
Many people are having a hard time getting the right one for them, though, especially with regards to the amount of internet traffic the hosting service’s servers can handle. There is a workaround to this, but one must be able to get a VPS hosting plan, to say the least.
In today’s article, I will cover three main aspects so that you will know how to choose the right operating system for a virtual private server.
What is a Virtual Private Server (VPS)?
Before anything else, I want to define what a VPS is. A virtual private server that takes a physical server and by utilizing virtualization software, one is able to partition the resources accordingly depending on the need of the particular client.
This is akin to shared hosting wherein you will be lumped in with other clients on the same server. The major difference is that you are given your own space with your own resources.
So, despite other websites getting attacked by huge amounts of traffic (as in the case of DDoS attacks), the website in the VPS will not be affected by what is happening outside of a particular virtual space.
Linux VPS Hosting
A server is a computer and for a computer to run, it must have an operating system installed on it. There are two major operating systems that are being used by hosting providers- Linux and Windows.
Most of the servers that the companies use today use Linux over Windows-based systems, mainly because it is more robust and has plenty of features that are not natively supported by a computer running the Windows OS.
Some advantages of using this particular operating system include flexibility and reliability in terms of the resources and the performance you are getting, the interaction between different servers by using SSH text-based command systems. And, it being open-source software, it means that developers can tweak it to their liking- giving companies more features as they are needed.
Windows VPS Hosting
A lot of computers nowadays have the Windows operating system installed. Those of you who have accessed a computer running on Windows before know that it is known for its amazing and easy-to-use interface.
It also gives improved control to people by giving then an option known as Remote Desktop Access and it also provides pretty good website support by using ASP and ASP.NET protocols.
The only downside to using Windows is that it is commercial software, which means that you are going to pay a considerable amount of money just to get the operating system.