As you know, most databases, mailboxes, large projects and Internet resources are hosted on servers of hosting providers that provide:
- required functionality;
- the ability to use certain administration and development tools;
- support for modern technologies that allow you to add certain plugins and manage the contents of complex sites without programming knowledge.
However, such visual tools require very high performance of the servers that host this or that project, mailbox, etc. Creating the necessary conditions for the successful operation of complex projects in case of constant overloads of dedicated server solutions – this is why a virtual server is needed (Virtual Dedicated Server).
The implementation of the VDS capabilities implies that the provider has a productive server on which several virtual machines are installed, designed to host mailboxes, databases, projects and Internet resources. Thus, one powerful server allows you to create a separate VDS for each client with full access to dedicated resources. VDS configuration is selected taking into account the tasks. In this case, it is possible to install any software that is required for the functioning of projects. In addition, no failures after updating the software part (libraries, PHP, applications) in such cases do not occur.
In contrast to conventional hosting, for the virtual server to work, you will need OS administration and the configuration of special software. Such services are always provided by the provider, but if desired, the client can do this independently. All virtual servers operate independently of each other, despite the fact that they are on the same machine. With VDS, almost the same actions are possible that apply to a regular dedicated server. That’s why you need a virtual server that will eliminate “crashes” with a large flow of visitors to your service.
The features of virtual server solutions include:
- full access to resources with administrative rights;
- Extensive system configuration options
- installation of the necessary system libraries, adding, deleting and changing any files.
Virtual servers are often used in the field of small and medium-sized businesses for electronic commerce, as well as projects that involve the use of non-standard Internet solutions. VDS technology is suitable for projects that require average CPU time. Almost all providers offer several options for virtual servers, which allows you to make the best choice with the required traffic volume and functionality.