I’m Thinking Of Getting VPS Hosting

i'm thinking of getting vps hosting

I discussed in a previous post about a second version of Brittbot out on the Internet which is running on a VPS. Because I’ve been tinkering around with it I’m thinking about getting VPS hosting in the future. Let me explain why.

What Is VPS?

VPS is the acronym for Virtual Private Server. Various hosting companies sell the service to those needing more power and control. With VPS you have access to run the operating system (OS) you want. And you can choose the control panel to run your websites. Finally, you have more CPU cores, memory, and disk space to use which is great if you have high-traffic websites. Many see great performance increases on VPS.

Why Am I Thinking Of Getting VPS Hosting?

There are a couple of reasons:

  • Consolidate all of my websites onto one server
  • Have more control over the administration of the server running the sites

Right now I operate three WordPress websites on Namecheap. Two are on EasyWP and my ecommerce website is Business Shared Hosting plan. I have no problems with those plans at all because I’m happy with the service I’m getting. However, they are limits on the amount of disk space, memory, and CPU cores I can use. Thus, if my websites grow I will hit those limits which can cause poor performance. Hence, I could see slow website loading speed, throttling, and other problems. Finally, having to jump between different types of hosting can be a pain when it comes to administration. Not only do I have to maintain different backup schemes but I have to pay for those plans. With a VPS I could consolidate all my websites onto one server and pay one plan instead of three.

As for having more control over the administration of the server running the sites I can pick which operating system I want to use and the type of control panel software. When it comes to the OS I would pick CentOS since I have a bunch of experience with. Regarding the control panel software I would use cPanel because that’s what I currently use. Although I would have to buy more cPanel licenses for my other websites that cost isn’t too much in my opinion.

The downside to going through route is I will have to take on more of maintenance, such as server OS updates, and configuring firewall and security.

Thanks for reading this post and visiting Brittbot. Keep coming back to read my thoughts about WordPress, building your brand, website services, and programming topics.

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