By Gail Seymour

Virtualization technology can help reduce the environmental costs of hosting on a dedicated server. Without virtualization, each customer hosting on a dedicated server would have to have a physical machine in the server farm. These would typically be low specification entry level machines. Many of them would be older and less energy efficient. Even then many of them would be running well under capacity most of the time, perhaps with the odd spike in demand forcing the customer to pay for more resources than they need. (more…)

By Samantha Gluck

In the past, small businesses have had to use shared hosting services to host their Web sites or have been forced to take on the financial burden of in-house dedicated hosting. For many, shared hosting was the only answer as the budget did not allow for the purchase of necessary hardware, software and paying an IT professional. (more…)

What is VPS Hosting?

A virtual private server (VPS) is a cost-effective way for a small business to gain more flexibility and efficiency than is offered with shared hosting without the expense associated with running a dedicated server. Most small businesses also don’t need all the power of a dedicated server, so VPS provides a good in-between option when you outgrow your shared hosting. Get the power and flexibility of your own server without the cost and complexity of managing outsourced hardware. (more…)

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