We often get questions about the kinds of hosting there are and how they differ from one another, and one of the best ways to explain this has been to ask our customers to envision the following real estate analogy.
VPS hosting may sound like just another technical abbreviation to you, but it is one that you may want to pay attention to. It stands for a virtual private server and the name would suggest, it is basically a virtual server. What does that mean exactly? A virtual private server is similar in some ways to programs that allow you to run several operating systems on the same computer. You have the cost-reducing benefits of sharing a physical server with other customers, but due to the virtualization of your particular server, you get dedicated resources that can not be affected by your server mates, as well as almost all the customization and privacy of having your own dedicated server. This technology can give you the best of both worlds as you start a new venture and grow your business toward eventually having its own dedicated servers.
Getting fully managed hosting is already much cheaper than operating your own server on-site, but sharing a server by choosing to use a VPS is even more affordable. However, when you share server space there are some disadvantages. You never know exactly what type of security risks the other people using that same server could be taking, which may leave you vulnerable to attack too. It’s the difference between driving your own car to work, or getting a bus full of other people and hoping they all know how to behave themselves. This said, MojoHost carefully curates our client base to ensure that all of the users form a “good neighborhood”. We do not provide servers to scammers, spam proliferators and any businesses dealing with illegal activity. Check our Acceptable Use Policy to review what types of activities are not allowed here at MojoHost. We also employ active monitoring to ensure that all VPS accounts have no issues or overloads.
With a virtual private server, you have the affordability of a shared server and all the control of a dedicated server that is only for your business. That’s because you have full control over all the settings and there is more privacy between the people who share the storage space. Since it is basically your own server, you have your own set Memory, Storage, and CPU resources, and can install whatever applications you want on there, unlike a shared server environment where you have to deal with sharing resources and whatever applications are already on the server available for you.