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2012/01/09

Reducing Operating Costs by Utilizing Windows VPS

When in business it is ideal to reduce the cost of doing business as much as possible. The business should not suffer at the hands of faulty technology. This is a slippery slope to traverse, but there are options that can be considered, namely virtual private servers or VPS. Utilizing Windows VPS can be one of the best decisions to can make for a website as it offers the same kinds of benefits as a dedicated server, but with a remarkably reduced price. Simply using Windows VPS can reduce operating costs considering the convenience of the software and the power behind it.

A Windows VPS is a partition of a physical server that runs on a Windows operating system (OS). Each of these divisions is called a node and each node has its share of VPS sites. Each of the VPS divisions has the ability to run its very own operating system and does not conflict with the other VPS systems on the node. Each of these VPS networks can be rebooted without affecting each other. Windows OS are so well tuned that the costs go down and you can easily make back any money you have spent on the VPS.

A Windows VPS offers a less expensive option that bridges the gap between a shared server and a dedicated server. A web entrepreneur is offered full control of their own server complete with their own RAM usage and disk space (like a shared server a VPS server shares CPU space with other sites on the node). The entrepreneur is given administrative access to a server enabling full customization abilities on an individual site.

There are no limits to the number of sites that can be enabled on a Windows VPS. Disk space and RAM usage are the only limits when it comes to VPS usage. Taking this into account however, if money is being made with more than one site the money will be made back any money from that invested into a Windows VPS.

The entrepreneur gets administrator control of the Windows VPS. Administrator control means that the entrepreneur makes the rules when it comes to the VPS. The owner can upload or delete any files that come equipped on a VPS without fear. The entrepreneur is given full customizable access to the site. With Windows VPS the site owner can also control the server from their desktop which makes the site even more convenient. There are even options for access to a specialized VPS technician to help answer the questions the site owner cannot figure out on their own. In addition to this, complete control over the programs that server runs is given to the site owner. While different hosting companies install different basic software on a VPS site to get started, the site owner is absolutely free to delete or install their own custom software to the VPS. The sky is virtually the limit as the owner and administrator of the VPS.

Additionally if the administrator and has enough technical knowledge they will not need to pay for anyone else to run the site. Since most people are familiar with Windows, the operating system is not that much harder to deal with. If the administrator needs help there are plenty of online resources ready to help users get out of any jam. A Windows VPS can be utilized to save money as long as it is used intelligently. It is no more expensive or time consuming in the long run than Linux.

Discussion: Do you use Windows VPS for your server? How does it work for you?

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