A VPS, or Virtual Private Server, is a way to give you the illusion of having your very own server. It’s still shared with other users, but technical trickery is used to mitigate that fact. You’ll be able to install and manage the applications you want, without relying on the hosting company. This gives you additional flexibility to help your business stand out from the competition. You can begin to build custom features specific to your business to help attract and retain customers. VPS services generally have some measures in place to ensure available resources are shared fairly between users. A VPS is often capable of supporting dedicated IP addresses, so that you can operate a secure web site that assures customers their data is being properly stored and managed. You can choose the technologies you prefer, rather than having the hosting company make these decisions for you. Of course, you need the time and expertise to manage these components – or the money to hire someone to do it for you.
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