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Everything You Need to Know About VPS Hosting in Melbourne, Australia

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Any business or individual in Melbourne that needs to operate their own website has to own or rent the physical space to keep that website. This space is called a server, and it can either be operated on-site by the website operator or by a company that owns a multitude of servers (which are the owning and renting options, respectively). Even when you rent server space, you have to decide if you want a dedicated server (one that stores only your website) or a shared server (one that hosts multiple sites). There are also other options in between these, the most popular of which is a Virtual Private Server, also known as VPS hosting.

What is a Virtual Private Server?

The VPS has only recently started gaining popularity with people looking for web hosting services, and it still serves as a source of some confusion. In the simplest terms, a virtual private server is a hybrid- somewhere in between a dedicated and a shared server. It is partitioned so that it has its own operating system, disc space, and bandwidth. It is a physical server that's divided into different partitions that are each used as a separate virtual server. Therefore, a website that's using that server can operate and use it as if it was its own server when in actuality it is just a part of a larger physical server.

Who Can Take Advantage of Australian VPS Hosting?

Virtual private servers are excellent interim options for websites that will possibly need a dedicated server in the future but aren’t quite ready for it yet. They offer both of the major advantages of the two different types of servers. The advantage of a dedicated server, of course, is exclusivity. Thinking of a server like an apartment you rent, using a dedicated server is like living in that apartment with no roommates. When you use a shared server, you are splitting the space with others, which brings the advantage of saving money. It follows, then, that using a virtual private server gives you limited exclusivity and also saves you a small amount of money. In other words- if you’re a small site that doesn’t get a lot of traffic, using VPS hosting in Australia may not be worth the cost. On the flipside, if you’re a big site that gets a ton of traffic, hosting with a virtual private server may not give you the space you need. If you’re somewhere in between, using a virtual private server may be the answer.

Use Apex Hosting for Melbourne VPS Hosting

Apex Hosting is a Melbourne owned and operated company that helps customers all over Australia with their web hosting needs. We provide dedicated servers, shared servers, or Melbourne VPS hosting solutions to businesses and individuals. Stop by our website or give us a call to learn more about what we can do for you when it comes to VPS.