Hyper-V Virtual Dedicated Server vs Shared Hosting

Hyper-V virtual dedicated server has many advantages over Shared Hosting.  In the case of Hyper-V virtual dedicated server hosting, we find that a server is split into separate virtual entities.   Each of these entities acts as a server independent of each other. Each Virtual dedicated server has its own unique environment with disk space, bandwidth, applications, the web server, software and other related tools.  Hyper-V virtual dedicated server places the client at a great advantage, the reasons being that if any of the other virtual dedicated servers on the same physical server become corrupted, it has absolutely no affect on your server.  The result of this is that your data and website are safe.

Shared hosting on the other hand provides services which are very unlike Hyper-V virtual dedicated servers. You have many different shared hosting accounts sharing the same physical server, however they also share the same applications, directories and software. This means that they are all susceptible to the same level of security and performance, and unlike VDS, this can cause problems.  The service provider is offering pages for many websites, but each has its own domain name. It is a cost effective solution for a company to create a web presence, however it is not suitable for websites that receive a great deal of traffic.  For websites which receive high traffic numbers it is essential to have a dedicated web server and this is where Hyper-V virtual dedicated servers have the advantage.

Because Hyper-V virtual dedicated server is like a dedicated hosting service it is able to perform many functions independently, unlike shared hosting.  This also means that these functions can be performed in a cost effective and efficient manner. Users of Hyper-V virtual machines are able to install their own software as well as make use of all the additional features such as FTP and mail servers.

The advantages of VDS hosting provides stability, control, reliability, flexibility and security. So virtually all the “abilities” are covered, with very few “disabilities” for the client to concern themselves with. One of the strongest advantages is “root” level access to the virtual server.  This allows the user to delete, install, or change coding or software, set permissions, create various different accounts and many other features.  Again we have to reiterate that all these features are available at a considerably lower cost than they would be on a dedicated physical server.

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