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How To Choose the Right OS for Your VPS Hosting

If you are developing a business website, then, soon you will have to start deciding on the hosting platform. With endless options available in the market today, it is indeed a tough choice to make when it comes to hosting solutions. Depending on your projected business growth (and site expansion), estimated budget, and your expectations from your hosting provider, you can choose the most suitable plan. If you are at the very first stage of your business with a low budget, then think shared hosting. But if you can afford a private server with customizable resources and need advanced security, then dedicated hosting should be your choice.

However, if you deal with high volumes of traffic or content on your site but you cannot afford dedicated hosting, then VPS hosting is your best and only solution.

Why VPS

VPS is like a midway between shared and dedicated hosting solutions. It gives you the advantage of private servers, each with their individual set of resources, but is overall cost-effective at the same time. With VPS hosting, there’s another choice that you have to make. It is choosing the right operating system for your server. VPS runs on both Windows and Linux OS, each with its respective sets of features.

Here’s a comprehensive guide to each OS of VPS hosting, so you can make a well-informed decision.

Linux VPS Hosting

It runs on the Linux- an open-source software. As such, site owners do not need to purchase any license to download, run, or upgrade the software. This radically reduces the monthly costs.

Linux based VPS hosting uses lesser resources in terms of hardware, storage, bandwidth, and data, which boosts site performance and minimizes chances of site downtimes.

It gives users complete access to the cPanel (control panel) and allows them … Read More ...