A VPS hosting account is less expensive than a full dedicated hosting plan that uses a physical server. You have a lot more control over your virtual server than you do with shared hosting. It gives you Highest Security and Flexibility with your websites.
Having minimal hardware allocated to web serving sounds great, but there is a catch: not all of the hardware specified is necessary as simple or straightforward as it might initially seem. For example, just because a VPS package claims to offer 1 GHz of CPU performance and 384 MB of memory, does not necessarily mean that either the memory or CPU allocation is not split into multiple chunks. This might be important for those who plan on running software or processes that are high-performance but poorly threaded.
On VPS you can do any specific config install your own software and run the different application. VPS fits for e-commerce projects and for projects with specific requirements to software.
When your site outgrows your shared hosting environment, VPS Hosting gives you more RAM, storage, and CPU resources to accommodate high traffic website. Having said that your website can grow to receive more visitors without spending the much higher cost of a dedicated server.
Apart from this, the VPS Hosting has numerous other benefits over traditional shared hosting. To list a few,
- Full administrative access
- Highest reliability
- Highest security
A VPS hosting account is less expensive than a full dedicated hosting plan that uses a physical server.
Many VPS plans can be customized to meet your needs so you pay for what you want but you do not need to deal with any features you will never need. Many VPS hosting plans are easily scalable. You can start off in your virtual environment with the minimum amount of resources you need and then as you grow gradually increase your hosting plan to accommodate your needs. You do not have to pay for excessive resources you have not yet grown into. You have a lot more control over your virtual server than you do with shared hosting. You will likely have root access and the ability to use scripts that may not be allowed in the shared hosting environment. You have the same technical support as with shared hosting for most issues. You can choose from semi managed hosting where the web host handles some maintenance and fully managed services.