Improving the performance of your website is more than just tinkering with its on-page SEO, changing its design so it loads faster, or publishing content in various format. Sometimes, it is as simple as changing your web hosting. Now, it may be a little intimidating for some of us who know the technical side of having a website merely through conversations with our specialists; but web hosting is worth paying close attention to.
When choosing a web hosting plan, you need to consider what fits your current needs at the moment, like:
- Goals for the website – Do you want to drive in more traffic and improve online presence? How about its loading time?
- Look at your analytics and evaluate the state of your web presence
- Check the traffic you are getting for your content
The usual options you will be presented with are either shared hosting or dedicated server. But this article wants to talk about a third option that, surprisingly, not a lot of people consider choosing — we are going to talk about Windows VPS hosting.
Understanding Windows VPS
To truly comprehend how Windows VPS works, we must first explore shared hosting and dedicated server.
- Shared hosting – Users will be sharing one hardware server and will be given their own disk space allocation. However, if one of the websites is overusing the hardware system, all the other websites’ performance will be affected. So for instance, one of the websites you are sharing with has a lot of graphics and will need more support from the system to load properly, your website’s speed will most likely suffer.
- Dedicated server – This is a god solution if you do not want to share a hardware system. You will have more than enough data centre rack space, cooling, and power all directed to your website. The only downside it is obviously expensive.
This is where Windows VPS comes in. It combines the best features of both shared web hosting and dedicated server. What happens is it divides a hardware server into smaller virtual machines through a technology that makes it possible for an entire operating system to be virtualised. Then each of those virtual machines has their own system allocation – RAM, fixed processor power, and disk space.
What Windows VPS is trying to achieve is consistent website performance without the risk of running out of resources to power your website. You can enjoy reliable website operation, faster load time, and compatibility with existing Microsoft software like the ASP, ASP.NET, SQL, and Access. All of that for a cost-efficient price.