Although virtual servers or VPS run on the same software, the technology enables each server to function independently from the others. A VPS works as if it’s in a separate individual computer, increasing the level of security and privacy of each server. Because of this, each VPS has a high level of privacy and independence from other accounts using the same server, to the extent that rebooting one doesn’t affect any of the others.
Getting UK VPS hosting is cheaper than renting a dedicated server, since in a VPS the server, as well as the costs of maintaining it, is divided among several users. With dedicated servers the user bears all the costs of a particular server which is why it’s more expensive than VPS hosting. Renting a dedicated server also requires more work than making use of a VPS because in the former, the user has to handle all sorts of technical administrative tasks.
Most operating systems can support VPS, however Windows supports more applications, especially Microsoft applications. Linux cannot support certain applications that are supported by UK VPS hosting and Windows virtual server, which explains why Linux VPS is cheaper.
Businesses opt for Windows virtual servers when they want a cheaper alternative to dedicated servers without sacrificing the quality of the service provided, especially in terms of security and reliability.
Since Windows VPS supports custom Windows apps like PHP, ASP, and ASP.Net, with Access, SQL, or MySQL Server databases, most UK VPS runs on Windows. VPS doesn’t work that much differently on a Windows hosting platform, although Windows VPS offers greater flexibility and more features. For instance, you can access different Microsoft Programs such as Visual Studio with Windows VPS. Internet Information Servers (IIS) are also used by Windows virtual servers. IIS reduces the complexity in the system and protects individual websites from problems that may be encountered by other websites on the same server.
Using a Remote Desktop access or a control panel which comes with the service provided, users can access the UK VPS hosting and Windows virtual server. Windows virtual servers, thanks to the Microsoft Hyper-V technology which runs it, are ideal for all sorts of Windows applications, such as testing and developing environments, desktop visualization and most types of databases. Windows virtual servers are also easier to manage since users are granted direct access to the server through the Remote Desktop. Microsoft Access and SQL databases are also better supported by Windows virtual servers because of the Windows VPS hosting service that come packaged with it. Users of Windows virtual servers can install as many applications as they want their websites to have, making the Windows VPS almost like dedicated servers, minus the high fees. Windows virtual servers provide high RAM capacities and large storage spaces. With UK VPS hosting and Windows virtual server, users can also make use of the Windows Firewall feature. This firewall enables users to configure their Windows VPS servers, which is packaged with the most recent versions of the Windows operating system.