VPS Hosting Comparison

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Low Priced VPS Comparison

  • Plan Specifications
  • Disk SpaceDisk Space
  • SupportPhone, Chat, Email Support
  • DomainsHosted Domains
  • Email AccountsEmail Accounts
  • BandwidthBandwith Allowance
  • Auto RecoveryAuto Recovery Backups
  • Root AccessFull Root Access
  • IP AddressDedicated IP Address
  • RAMDedicated RAM
  • MySQLMySQL databases
  • MyHosting
  • 20 GB
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 300 GB
  • 1
  • 512 MB
  • Unlimited
  • $11.96/m
  • AwardSpace
  • 15 GB
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 250 GB
  • 1
  • 512 MB
  • Unlimited
  • $16.50/m
  • HostGator
  • 10 GB
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 250 GB
  • 2
  • 384 MB
  • Unlimited
  • $19.95/m

Professional VPS Comparison

  • Plan Specifications
  • Disk Space
  • Phone, Chat, Email Support
  • Hosted Domains
  • Email Accounts
  • Bandwith Allowance
  • Auto Recovery Backups
  • Full Root Access
  • Dedicated IP Address
  • Dedicated RAM
  • MySQL databases
  • Liquid Web
  • 75 GB
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 5000 GB
  • 1
  • 0.9 GB
  • Unlimited
  • $50.00/m
  • GreenGeeks
  • 25 GB
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 500 GB
  • 2
  • 24 GB
  • Unlimited
  • $39.95/m
  • EboundHost
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • Unlimited
  • 600 GB
  • 2
  • 2 GB
  • Unlimited
  • $40.00/m


How to Choose the Right VPS

When choosing a VPS it is extremely important to understand the clients requirements needed as opposed to the server requirements provided. Sure you can pay $50 or $60 dollars a month for an absolutely awesome professional virtual private server but if you only plan on hosting a handful of sites that get less than 5000 hits a day combined then you really are wasting your money on a high end VPS. There is nothing wrong with that if you have extra money to burn but if you are like most people, every dollar saved is a dollar earned.

On the opposite end, if you think that a VPS platform that cost $20 dollars a month will handle your 20 or more high traffic affiliate sites or blogs then you are also going to be in for a rude awakening when your sites freeze up or completely crash.

That is why when comparing VPS hosting companies that it is extremely important to understand what you are getting when you pay for a particular platform and if that platform can handle what you want it to. Obviously if you contact the company and ask them they are going to tell you need the most expensive server around so relying on their expert advice is not always the safest move for your bank account.

In order to make the comparison easier, we have explained below what each VPS feature is and what it means for you and the future of your websites.

  • Disk Space This in a nutshell is the maximum amount of space allotted to upload your website files and images. To give an idea of what this means to you, an average size website with 20 to 25 separate pages will take up about 20MB of disk space. This is nothing in comparison with the 10 to 15GB provided by even low cost hosting providers.
  • Phone, Chat and Email Support All hosting companies that are worth anything provide this type of support which is always available 24 hours a day. Some of them claim to guarantee a response to their customers within 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the VPS provider.
  • Host Domains This is pretty much a no brainer. This is the maximum amount of domains that you can host on your server which is always unlimited with any VPS.
  • Email Accounts Another feature that is pretty much unlimited anywhere you go and pretty much self explanatory.
  • Bandwith Allowance This feature is quite important especially if you have a site that gets heavier amounts of traffic during certain times of the week or even certain parts of the year. This is the amount of traffic and overall website use that can be handled in case of a sudden rush of traffic during Christmas time or any other seasonal related type website or blog. To make it extremely easy to understand, think of water going through a pipe. The larger the amount of water, the greater the need will be for a bigger pipe.
  • Auto Recovery Backups Definitely a feature that is important to have in case you ever have a system crash. All VPS platforms contain the ability to backup files but some only offer it if you the customer choose to do it yourself whereas others provide an automated weekly or daily backup of all files on your VPS server.
  • Full Root Access This gives the client the unique ability to have full access to all features of the virtual private server. If your website will not work with the latest version of PHP then guess what, you can install an older version of PHP on your server. Having full root access is also great way to take advantage of newer software that can enhance the performance and usability of your site.
  • Dedicated IP Address This one is extremely important to site stability and is one of the biggest advantages of having VPS hosting. A dedicated IP address allows you to not be effected by the activity of others who are on a shared IP address. If a user on a shared IP address has a site which is maliciously attacked then there is a good chance that your site could be affected as well especially if the entire server on the shared IP crashes. With a dedicated IP address, your websites are living in their own little private area of the server far away from the millions of other sites that are all clumped together and susceptible to outside interference.
  • Dedicated RAM When comparing your VPS options, the dedicated RAM of the server is a fairly important aspect. RAM, which stands for Random Access Memory is what the VPS uses to help load your website quicker and easier. It stores certain information about your website on the hosting server and allows the server to access that information quickly. RAM is not the most important part of VPS hosting but it does rank pretty high in things to consider.
  • MySQL Databases This is something else that is always unlimited on pretty much any server. MySQL databases are created in order to allow your website to store information such as comments, ratings, poll results or any other type of information that can be accessed by the user. MySQL is pretty much standard on any VPS and takes less than a minute to create at database.

Hopefully this will help enhance your knowledge of what to look for in VPS hosting in order to make the right decision in for your website needs. If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks!