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Everything You Need to Know about Virtual Private Servers

Photo by Taylor Vick on Unsplash
Photo by Taylor Vick on Unsplash

Finding the right hosting solution for your business needs can be challenging. One of the most interesting types of hosting involves the use of Virtual Private Servers or VPS. VPS hosting involves physical partitioning of servers into dedicated portions for different groups or functions. In this guide, we’ll take a look at everything you need to know as you start using a virtual private server.

What Is a VPS Server?

A virtual private server provides complete access to your computer files remotely. As a VPS client, your organization has complete control over the setup, use, and security of your server system.

How Do Virtual Private Servers Work?

What makes a VPS unique is how your service provider will use powerful equipment to safely store and maintain access to your secured files. Since the server is off your property, your VPS provider may provide similar services to other companies using the same computers, servers, and other services. However, you can rest assured that your server is secured and accessible only to your team.

When Should We Switch to Virtual Private Servers?

This is a tricky question–it depends on how quickly you need to expand access to your systems. Some businesses can share secured server space with a variety of other organizations indefinitely, but organizations growing rapidly will want to shift to VPS solutions sooner rather than later. Your team should also consider the importance of speed and access accordingly.

How Do We Select a Virtual Private Server System?

When it comes to selecting the right VPS business, a number of factors must be taken into consideration. One factor involves whether it’s a managed or unmanaged VPS. This is important because it determines who is in change of observing how you use the server. A managed solution is better for beginning organizations or those without time to dedicate to such practices. Second, consider whether the VPS can provide support for your operating system–be sure that they can handle a Windows, Linux, or Mac OS accordingly. The third factor to consider is the ongoing cost. In most scenarios, your organization will have choices in features that can cost more or less money accordingly. Finally, do your research about the level of customer service that you’ll receive should you have challenges with your Virtual Private Server.

When you’re ready to set up a virtual private server solution, contact the team at Solar VPS. We’re ready to build a custom solution that can suit your needs and wants.

SolarRay Monitoring

Captain’s Log, Stardate 8.4.12:

Greetings and salutations from the communications deck of SolarVPS. Captain Jean-Luc Picard has taken off to some far reaching galaxy beyond the stars and has left the members of the SolarVPS Communications Deck in charge of all future Captain’s Log entries. Who knows when his shiny bald head will be back. With his departure, we have been sorting through log entries he has been meaning to write. This has led us to a curiously interesting entry titled “SolarRay Monitoring.”

We had to ask around but when we finally tracked down Captain Riker he filled us in on what SolarRay Monitoring is.

SolarRay Monitoring is an exclusive SolarVPS technology crafted in secret with years of acquired knowledge and gathered experience. SolarRay Monitoring is SolarVPS’s answer to unexpected and protracted VPS downtime. It is our Solar System’s never setting sun guaranteeing you 24/7/365 monitoring from six locations all across the globe (two in Clifton, NJ, one in Miami, London, Los Angeles and Dallas).

SolarRay was developed to be highly scalable, allowing us to perform millions of scans with no service degradation. Our exclusive monitoring technology was built from the ground up by SolarVPS engineers to be fully integrated with the Solar System, enabling faster and more efficient support for our clients.

That support includes:

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