Linux VPS Hosting

The convenience of VPS Linux hosting lies in the fact that you’re not completely in control of every single thing. With a Linux VPS Hosting solution you might be given the freedom to edit standard options and settings in your server but the hosting company still owns the hardware. Moreover the company still holds part of the responsibility to keep your virtual server relatively safe from harm. That is why the root access privilege given by a Linux VPS host can be very attractive for people who want more control over their virtual servers. For one thing, root access availability on a Linux virtual server hosting service means you can change options and settings at the basic fundamental level, as if tweaking the OS at its very foundations. The advantages that this privilege can enable you to fully maximize the capabilities of your server. But there is another good advantage that Linux VPS hosting has over other VPS hosting – the precise control of your server’s needed resources.

Why Precise Resource Control Is Important

The fundamental reason why it’s important for a Linux VPS (especially for CentOS and Debian VPS Hosting) to have its options and resources edited freely is to allow for different customer needs within their servers. Some users may use their server for a website that won’t carry that much web traffic. Others might use it as an office database for their business. Some others might utilize it as an advertising channel designed to handle large amounts of traffic. Optimization of a given routine task is always an effective strategy to save time, effort and money – within VPS hosting, this is no different. Even simply changing the traffic monitoring settings of your control panel could make a big difference in your virtual server’s overall performance. Knowing which resources to use is very important when setting up priorities for your virtual server. For example, you can momentarily turn off a few options and features, allowing other programs to run more efficiently. In this regard, we can also think of permanently eliminating a few software options that would not be absolutely necessary for your server. Just know, before you decide to eliminate certain programs, if you mess up, the reinstall process can be tedious.

A Few Tips on Linux VPS Resource Control

Now that we have explained the importance of resource control, let’s check out a few steps that you can do to control your VPS resources. Take note: these tips either reduce or turn off some of your software options momentarily.

1. Control panels should only be turned on when actually needed.

We know that control panels like VPS cPanel are an absolute must in maintaining your Linux virtual server properly, but these software options usually take up a lot of hardware resources (sometimes eating up more than 100MB of your RAM), making it a bit more difficult for the server to function properly should web traffic suddenly spike up. So, if the server would only do its “standard routine” for the day, it would be best to simply turn the control panel off temporarily.

2. Select and delete/disable modules that would not be directly necessary for your server.

If you want to keep them for a while, then you could simply disable them how if you see that they have no use, then you might as well delete them altogether to save resource space.

3. Turn off basic system services when not needed.

Just like the first two tips, disabling a few system services will help free up a lot of resources that you might need for other things. Remember, you must disable the startup scripts to keep them turned off, or you might find yourself always manually turning them off every time your server reboots.