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Guide to Setting up a Cheap Virtual Private Server (VPS)

If you need web hosting, you don’t have to spend much on it. For less than a dollar a month you can get shared hosting, but what happens when you need more control over your resources than shared hosting can provide?

You will need a cheap virtual private servers or VPS. A VPS will give you more control over your hosting environment. What you can do is to define the server process, the amount of memory and even what can be uploaded and how much can be uploaded. Another benefit of having a virtual private server is that your environment is isolated. The space and resources are all yours with no one sharing them with you. If there is another account that takes up a lot of resources in memory it does not affect yours. This also means that is there is another account having problems with a server or is infected by virus, you account or your websites are completely unaffected.

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. This can also be said of Drupal and Joomla although they can be running a shared hosting environment, you can get their full capabilities in a virtual private server hosting situation.

You will not find it difficult at all to set up a virtual private server. It just takes signing up with a provider just like you would 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 control panels Cpanel, Plesk, kloxo, and Direct Admin are the most common control panels.

While you can install your own control panel, if all you want to do is to install a WordPress blog then it may not even be necessary. Also, if all you want to do is to host static content such as HTML pages, then you don’t need to install a control panel. Most internet marketing gurus use virtual private servers to host their squeeze pages, or single page sales pages.

the best way to go if you need a complete control over your hosting environment, or a scalable solution that can grow along with your website is to have a cheap virtual private server.

In order for everything to work smoothly just remember that your virtual private server should have appropriate requirements whatever you will do with it. In order to function properly you should mark what your software basic requirements are.