Guide to Setting up a Cheap Virtual Private Server (VPS)
If you need web hosting, you don’t have to spend much on it. You can get shared hosting for a very cheap price like less than a dollar a month but if you need more control over your resources than shared hosting can provide, what should you do?
You will need a cheap virtual private servers or VPS. Complete control over your hosting environment can be possible with a VPS. The things you can control with a VPS is the server process, the amount of memory, and what you can upload and how much. With a virtual private server your environment is isolated. There are no other accounts that share the space or resources with you. If there is another account that takes up a lot of resources in memory it does not affect yours. There is also no effect on your account or on your websites if there is another person with a server problems or is infected with a virus.
With a virtual private server you can run WordPress. WordPress can be run in a shared hosting environment bur if you want to experience its true power, you can do so when it is moved to a virtual private server. Like WordPress Durapl and Joomla also runs in a shared hosting environment and its true powers is shown when moved to a private hosting server.
Setting up a virtual private server is very easy to do. You just need to sign up with a provider the same way you would sign up with a shared hosting. The main difference is that you have to choose the OS that your server will run on, and the control panel. Some providers make it easier by offering an operating system with a control panel already installed. The most common of these control panels are Cpanel, Plesk, Kloxo, and Direct Admin.
It may not even be necessary to install your own control panel is what you only want to do is to install a WordPress blog. It is also not necessary to install a control panel if all you want is to host static content such as HTML pages. To host their squeeze pages of sales pages, most internet marketing gurus use virtual private servers.
If you need complete control over your hosting environment, or a scalable solution that can grow along with your website then having a cheap virtual private server is the best way to go.
So whatever you will do with your virtual private server, if you want it to work smoothly you need to have the appropriate requirements. Your software basic requirements should be marked so that it will function properly.