Recently I have been playing around with Virtual Servers – these are server operating systems hosted within a virtual container which allows a single physical server to actually host multiple server clients. The advantages of virtual servers are numerous, from the ability to almost instantly create new containers, to keeping costs down for people who need a web server, but don’t have the need for a dedicated server (along with the costs).
I have been using VPSLAND as my virtual hosting service for a number of months, and I must say I am pretty happy with both the product and the support. VPSLAND by far has one of the best price points for their virtual server, and offer both Linux and Windows based VPS servers. I currently have 2 plans with them, a Windows and Linux EZ plan, which both come with a host of features including the great Plesk control panel which makes managing domains a breeze.
I was especially impressed that their Windows EZ plans came with a number of much needed applications installed, including full PHP and MySQL support (which many Windows hosting providers don’t have). In addition, I have full Admin access via RDP (Remote Desktop) to the Windows server VPS which makes configuration and installation of custom applications a breeze!
There are certainly numerous advantages to having your own server vs a web hosting package, as you can much more easily configure the system to run how you want it to, and are not restricted so much as you are with many pre-packaged hosting providers. VPSLAND offers quite a few nice options, including the Plesk Power Pack which allows one-click installation of many popular web applications like WordPress, or Joomla.
Support at VPLAND uses a web based ticket system (which helps keep their costs down), and I have been pleasantly suprised to see that my submitted tickets have all been addressed in a reasonable amount of time. They have been quite helpful in keeping my server up and running, and have also been very friendly helping me fix some things that I myself messed up (many companies do not offer support for 3rd party applications, but the guys at VPSLAND have been great at helping me figure out some issues on programs I have installed).
For those wishing to host their own websites with much more control than the average hosting service, I would definitely recommend checking out VPSLAND’s VPS server plans. Even if you are fairly new to web hosting, or just want to host a few personal or business sites, having your own server to experiment with is the way to learn! From a price, product, and support point of view, VPSLAND offers a very good set of packages.
You can check out their offering here: http://vpsland.com