A VPS server provides with far greater liberty and control for the site owners to work with the hosted environment. This makes it easier for them to run scripts and software of their own. These servers also provide users with more processing power and additional resources.
A shared account with a VPS server can provide users with the scope to control some parameters of web server and its database. Some providers of shared hosting allow access to Secured Shell (SSH) that makes it a lot easier to carry out server maintenance. Such factors make it quite easy to work on and maintain a VPS shared or dedicated server.
When a user is paying for having access to VPS, he or she is actually hiring a virtual section of a VPS which is only a portion of larger machine. It functions like a separate computer with multiple drives connected to it. However, even though the VPS is part of a larger system, users can easily have access to it and its features as if it is an independent system. This provides with a lot of flexibility to the users in operating their sites.
A VPS server helps to connect the gap between dedicated hosting services and shared hosting services.
The costs involved with a VPS server are far less than standard dedicated servers.
The VPS server system can install any kind of software that runs on the specific operating system.
These servers also help in updating the testing mechanisms for various insecure public services.
Here are some of the other benefits of working with a VPS server.
Running a site or portal on custom software
The users can have access to web through a particular type of software developed either for some explicit function or organization that is opposite to or differs from other software systems that are already available (also known as off-the-shelf software programs). Such software systems are generally not made for the mass market, but created usually for companies, organizations and business entities.
Backup mail exchange
A VPS server system can be used for supporting all kinds of messaging systems such as an email program or email client, a mail-server and groupware applications. In this way, the VPS server system is designed mainly for being used in business settings.
Virtual Private Network (VPN)
A VPN or Virtual Private Network is a kind of network that utilized a dedicated public telecommunication infrastructure like the Internet, for providing individual users or remote offices with totally secure access to the network of their organization.
Domain Name server (DNS)
Domain Name server (DNS) is basically a server that works as an identification label. It defines the scope of administrative authority, autonomy or control in an internet based system.