Need more resources and control
than Virtual Hosting provides?
Virtual Private Servers are a more advanced hosting solution than standard virtual hosting.
It is still a shared resource (Server) but you choose the amount of hardware that is dedicated
to your website.
You run and have complete control of the server slice just as if it is a standalone server.
We can increase the hardware that is dedicated to your slice as your needs grow, without having
to move you to a new server under most conditions.
We use the reliable Parallels softwrae to slice up the server hardware into smaller subsets.
You get the benefit of running on the most advanced hardware and when the other slices are not
using their portion of the server, more resources are automatically used by your slice if needed.
How do Virtual Private Servers work?
The image below is read from bottom to top.
The first layer is the hardware (Server) itself.
The next layer is the host operating system that runs the server.
Next we have the software that divides the server in to multiple distinct parts,
allocating the amount of CPU, RAM and Hard Drive space for each slice of the server.
Once this environment has been established the unique operating system is loaded
and is completely isolated from any other system that is running on the server.
These are truly individual instances of each operating system.
Next is the root user and the main user, then any applications that you are going to run.
Examples of these often are Apache, PHP and MySQL.