These days your company must be fast and agile to survive. A VPS Server gives you these abilities at a very affordable price.
What is a VPS Server?
A virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting service. Your virtual machine has its own copy of an operating system. You can install almost any software on your virtual machine that is compatible with your chosen operating system.
A VPS server is a much cheaper option than owning and managing your own server but it offers you all the benefits. A common use of a cheap managed VPS with Cpanel is to host websites and e-mail. However, you can do much more with a VPS server.
What can I do with a VPS Server?
You can do anything with a VPS server that you can do with a dedicated server. You share the cost of running it with other users so it is cheaper. However, you also share its storage, bandwidth and processing power with the other users so you are more limited than if you had your own dedicated server.
For most small and many medium sized business, this is not an issue. You can upgrade to access more storage, bandwidth and processing speed as your business grows. It is only when you reach the corporate level that you need to start thinking about dedicated servers.
What is a Hosted VPS Server?
Managed VPS hosting is where a service provider manages your VPS server on your behalf. This is much easier than managing your own sever which is very tricky if you do not have the technical know-how within your business.
A hosted VPS server gives you the benefits of updates and backups being done for you. Your data is also backed up on another server in case one fails or in the unlikely event that it is destroyed (e.g. in a fire).
As a note, most cheap managed VPS hosting is done on servers outside of the UK- usually in India or the US. This makes it unsuitable for certain industries and businesses who hold personal or sensitive information on their servers.
Why use UK VPS Servers?
If you are a UK company than your best option is to use UK VPS hosting- i.e. your server is physically located in the UK.
There are many advantages in choosing a UK VPS Server:
- Your data stays in the UK and remains subject to UK laws. This is important if you are an accountant, solicitor or a company holding personal information on private individuals.
- You have faster access speeds. Your server is physically closer to you so your data has a lower transmission time. With the speed of servers these days, it is the transmission time which limits your access speed.
- You can rest assured knowing that your data is safe and secure. Security is paramount in the UK- the physical security of servers in the UK is higher than in most other countries.
- You get the professional support you need rather than the sub-par service offered by most cheap international suppliers.
So, if your business needs a reliable and secure UK VPS server with the level of support you want, then contact us on 0121 222 0500 and talk to one of our advisors who will help you find the best option for your business.