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Cloud VPS: Definition and advantages

In the era of increasingly developing information technology, it is not difficult for businesses to find knowledge and information related to Cloud VPS. However, due to the large amount of information and lack of screening, beginners learning about this VPS virtual server may have difficulty. Therefore, Gimasys has compiled the information in this article to provide a clear and concise view of VPS virtual servers, helping businesses easily access and better understand this topic.

Concept of Cloud VPS service

Cloud VPS (Cloud Virtual Private Server), also known as Cloud Server, is a type of virtual server based on cloud technology platform. It is often used for applications such as website hosting, email servers, as well as many other applications according to specific needs. 

Each Cloud VPS operates as an independent system with separate CPU, RAM, memory/hard drive, IP address and operating system. Based on virtualization technology, Cloud VPS allows users to manage the server at the highest level with root or administrative rights, providing maximum flexibility and control.

Cloud Storage is a business data storage service provided by Google Cloud.

Benefits that VPS brings

VPS virtual servers bring many benefits to businesses, including: 

  • Flexible management 
    • Cloud VPS allows users to be autonomous in system management. With access to your Portal account, you can easily start, shut down, backup or reinstall the system without any outside intervention. 
  • Cost savings 
    • The cost for Cloud VPS is calculated based on the configuration you choose, such as RAM, CPU, etc. This allows businesses to upgrade or reduce configurations easily, helping to optimize service costs according to actual needs. . 
  • High data security 
    • Cloud VPS provides a high level of security and safety for data. Unlike traditional VPS, if there is a hardware problem, Cloud VPS will automatically switch to another server space, minimizing the risk of device damage and data loss. This ensures that your information and data are always kept safe in the cloud environment.

When do you need to switch to using VPS Hosting service?

You know it's time to switch to VPS Hosting when your website has outgrown Shared Hosting but it's still not enough to rent a dedicated server. Some typical signs can include:

  • Your website needs advanced security features
  • Your website is becoming incredibly popular
  • Internal server error or '50x' happens too often
  • Your website experiences frequent downtime
  • Your website requires direct access to the server
  • Your website is running slow

So, with VPS Hosting service, you will have more flexibility when installing custom software. You can have root access to the server; This also allows you to change its configuration to cater to your preferences. You will be given a certain amount of resources for your business needs, and you can easily provision more resources when the need arises. Since you have resources dedicated to your website, you can also enjoy better performance. You have complete freedom to set up custom applications as well as manage multiple websites and get high traffic with no downtime.

Types of VPS services

Classification of VPS by operating system: Windows VPS and Linux VPS

Windows VPS 

When it comes to Windows VPS, this is not just an ordinary type of VPS. In essence, VPS Hosting is like renting a space on a server where you can install any operating system. In this case, the operating system selected is Windows. Windows is a copyrighted operating system, so server service providers need to have a valid license to provide this service. This makes the cost of a Windows VPS higher than a Linux VPS, and is also the reason why not all web hosting service providers offer Windows VPS. There are specific cases where a Windows VPS is the only choice, such as when you need to run applications developed on the Windows platform, or when online games operate more optimally on Windows systems than on Linux. . 

Linux VPS 

On the other hand, Linux VPS is often cheaper because there are no software licensing costs. Linux is an open source operating system and is popular among programmers and system administrators because of the flexibility and high level of security it offers. 

When choosing between Windows and Linux VPS, consider your specific needs, including the applications you will run and your server budget.

Classification of VPS according to Server management: Managed VPS, Unmanaged VPS and Semi-Managed VPS

There are three options for managing VPS hosting. You can ask the provider to manage it for you, manage it yourself, or share server management duties with the provider.

Managed VPS

When choosing a Managed VPS package, you hand over all responsibility for server management to the provider. This includes server maintenance and updates, but means you'll pay an additional cost compared to an unmanaged plan. 

  • The provider will assist you in setting up the server, from installing the operating system to necessary applications.
  • Everything from updating applications and operating systems, to backing up data and optimizing server performance will be taken care of by the provider. 
  • Managed VPS packages provide continuous monitoring to detect and resolve hardware, software, or security issues, ensuring the server operates smoothly and securely. 

Unmanaged VPS

Unmanaged VPS requires you to configure and manage your server yourself. This includes installing, managing and updating servers yourself, as well as identifying and addressing security threats. 

In the event the server experiences hardware problems or is down, the support you receive may be limited. Backup services are typically not included in hosting packages and may require additional purchase. 

Due to high technical requirements, Unmanaged VPS is suitable for people with experience and a lot of time to manage the server. Vendors can provide tools and guidance, but you need to do the management process yourself. If there is still not enough human resources and expertise, businesses can contact Gimasys - Google Cloud Premier Partner for further advice on VPS deployment.

Unmanaged VPS usually costs more due to high management requirements, and options for Unmanaged VPS Windows are often less because most providers only provide Managed services for Windows VPS.

Semi-Managed VPS

Cost and customization are key factors to consider when choosing between Managed VPS and Unmanaged VPS. 

Unmanaged VPS offers low cost and high flexibility, but requires you to have technological knowledge or hire a third-party service to manage it. 

In contrast, Managed VPS typically costs more and is less flexible due to security requirements, but you are assured of safety as the provider takes responsibility for maintenance and security. 

A popular third option is Semi-Managed VPS, which is more affordable than Managed VPS but still secure. With this plan, you get basic support like installing the operating system and applications, as well as security tools, but you still need to manage some parts of the server or hire a service to handle them.

Choose a suitable VPS package

Choose the right VPS package depending on your needs and management capabilities. The first thing is to understand your own needs before choosing:

  • If you don't have the time or skills needed to manage a server and don't have special operating system or software requirements, the Managed VPS package is the ideal choice. 
  • For those who want to customize every detail of the server, Unmanaged VPS is the best fit. 

Considering the following factors may also help your decision: 

  • Features: Managed VPS often has many automation features to simplify the process, while Unmanaged VPS does not. 
  • Security: If you do not specialize in network security, choosing Managed VPS will be safer. Conversely, if you have the knowledge or are willing to hire a professional, Unmanaged VPS offers flexibility in server protection. 
  • Cost: Unmanaged VPS may cost less initially, but Managed VPS is often more cost-effective when factoring in all the additional services and features. 

Consider whether you have enough time and expertise to manage the server. To learn more about services Cloud VPS Cheap price of Gimasys, please leave your information for the most detailed advice.

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