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How to Set up a Virtual Private Server (VPS) that is Cheap

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. Another benefit of having a virtual private server is that your environment is isolated. The space and resources are all yours with no one sharing them with you. If there is another account that takes up a lot of resources in memory it does not affect yours. There is also no effect on your account or on your websites if there is another person with a server problems or is infected with a virus.

The optimum environment for WordPress in a virtual private server. Running WordPress in a shared hosting environment is very much possible but to experience the true power of this platform it is best moved to a virtual private server. This can also be said of Drupal and Joomla although they can be running a shared hosting environment, you can get their full capabilities in a virtual private server hosting situation.

You will not find it difficult at all to set up a virtual private server. It just takes signing up with a provider just like you would with a shared hosting. 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 control panels Cpanel, Plesk, kloxo, and Direct Admin are the most common control panels.

If all your want to do is to install a WordPress blog, then it may not even be necessary to install your own control panel. It is also the same if all your want to do is to host static content such as HTML pages. virtual private servers are also used by internet marketing gurus to host their squeeze pages, or single page sales page.

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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