As a business, you have plenty of choices when it comes to choosing the hosting model to support your company’s website, data, and IT network. Some of the most popular server hosting types are virtual private servers (VPS), dedicated servers, and cloud servers. At our Boston and Dallas colocation company, LightWave Networks, we offer all three server hosting options. At our two data centers, we host VPS, cloud servers, and dedicated servers in Boston and Dallas. When it comes to comparing VPS vs. dedicated vs. clouds servers – here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons of each option.
Virtual private servers (VPS) are virtualized servers sold as a service called VPS hosting. A combination of shared and dedicated hosting, your company’s website and network is hosted on a server shared by other companies, but the server is divided into different virtualized server environments. You have administrative control of the maintenance, repair, and overall management of your private environment.
Dedicated hosting allows a client to lease an entire server not shared with anyone else, a dedicated server. No other company except yours is hosting their website and network on your dedicated server. With a dedicated server, your company has full control over the resources in your server and its configuration. The choice of operating system, hardware, and other exact specifications are up to you.
Cloud hosting, unlike other hosting models, doesn’t rely on one physical server at a time. Based on the cloud computing concept, cloud hosting allows for an unlimited number of servers to act as one unified system. With cloud servers, your company’s website and network will be hosted on a virtual subsection of a server, but it will use resources from a network of multiple existing servers.
At LightWave Networks, in addition to the colocation services we offer at our Boston colocation and Dallas data centers, we also offer remote backup services, disaster recovery planning, IP transit services, dedicated servers in Boston and Dallas, managed networking, and more. To learn more about our top-notch IT services, contact us or call 844.722.COLO today!