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Guide to Setting up a Cheap Virtual Private Server (VPS)

Web hosting does not have to be very expensive. For less than a dollar a month you can get shared hosting, but what happens when you need more control over your resources than shared hosting can provide?

You will need a cheap virtual private servers or VPS. Complete control over your hosting environment can be possible with a VPS. What you can do is to define the server process, the amount of memory and even what can be uploaded and how much can be uploaded. With a virtual private server your environment is isolated. The space and resources are all yours with no one sharing them with you. This means that even if there is another account that takes up a lot of resources in memory, you account will not be affected. In the same way if another person has a server that has a problem or is infected with a virus it would not affect your account or your websites.

With a virtual private server you can run WordPress. WordPress can be run in a shared hosting environment bur if you want to experience its true power, you can do so when it is moved to a virtual private server. Drupal and Joomla also works like this, running on a shared hosting environment but with a virtual private server hosting situations, will give you their full capabilities.

Setting up a virtual private server is very easy to do. And just like with shared hosting you simply need to sign up with a provider. what makes it different from shared hosting is that you have to choose the OS that your server will run on, and the control panel. Some providers make it easier by offering an operating system with a control panel already installed. The most common of these control panels are Cpanel, Plesk, Kloxo, and Direct Admin.

While you can install your own control panel, if all you want to do is to install a WordPress blog then it may not even be necessary. Also, if all you want to do is to host static content such as HTML pages, then you don’t need to install a control panel. To host their squeeze pages of sales pages, most internet marketing gurus use virtual private servers.

With a virtual private server you can have complete control over your hosting environment or a scalable solution that can grow along with your website.

So whatever you will do with your virtual private server, if you want it to work smoothly you need to have the appropriate requirements. In order to function properly you should mark what your software basic requirements are.

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