Cheap VPS Hosting – The alternative to shared hosting
Thousands of new domains are registered every day and Web is becoming more native place for everyone . When people try to go for hosting , they normally pay for shared hosting. It is a great option for a new blog with low cost , simple management but once your website gets its momentum , it will be likely that Your hosting accounts gets suspended due to Over CPU usage . They point out a reason in Terms and Conditions which you have never seen it(99.9% don’t read it) . Example ( from Hostgator )
You are allocated a monthly bandwidth allowance. This allowance varies depending on the hosting package you purchase. Should your account pass the allocated amount we reserve the right to suspend the account until the start of the next allocation, suspend the account until more bandwidth is purchased at an additional fee, suspend the account until you upgrade to a higher level of package, terminate the account and/or charge you an additional fee for the overages.
I have seen many blogs going offline due to this issue. They soon move to Reliable VPS (Virtual Private Server) which cost minimum of 20$/month with low level configuration . The VPS is great hosting solution to go from Shared hosting and cost you 4X less price than Dedicated servers. The main advantage of VPS hosting is that you have the whole administrative control of your web server . You will have a dedicated IP to host all your website . You will have a full administrative control and many hosting companies gives you to upgrade with little extra cost if the bandwidth exceeds . This VPS hosting reminds me a point that , if there is a banned website in your shared IP(shared hosting) , you will go down or banned in the search results .
Few things you need to know:
There are two types of hosting available- Managed and Un-managed . In Managed hosting, Your server is handled by a Professional technicians and you can sit and enjoy working with your website while in un-managed hosting, you need to take care of installing Software, maintaining , updating and carry out everything operation in your server. There is DirectAdmin or CPanel to help you . The Un-managed hosting starts from 7$/month while managed hosting cost some extra dollars or available free if you go for long terms plan. If you have Business website or a blog with more than 1k unique visit, it is better to go with VPS .
I came across a website owner in web hosting forum who recommended Virpus hosting which Cheap , reliable and flexible providing service for 4 years. The hosting plan starts at 7$/month and offers free DirectAdmin or CPanel if you go more than 6 month plan.