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Five Unexpected Ways to Use Your VPS Plan

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Small business owners, large business owners, new business owners, and well-established business owners can all benefit dramatically from Solar VPS’s multiple web hosting plans. At Solar VPS, no matter your enterprise’s needs, we have a plan that would fit you. 

As running a business advances into the modern age, companies are increasingly reliant on technology for the daily operations of their business. Web hosting is a growing sector for enterprises to help collect big data, send invoices, pay their employees, and handle other daily business operations. Most web hosting beginners quickly grasp the basic functions of their virtual server plan, but they may not realize there are other ways to apply their VPS plan. Here are five unexpected ways you can use your VPS plan from Solar VPS today. 

What is a VPS Plan?

A VPS is a virtual operating system nestled within a larger parent server. It operates by creating a host environment that can be easily connected to other electronic devices via another server. Another way to think about it is that it is imitating a physical server without actually being a physical server. VPS control panels have become one of the most popular choices of servers in the business and entrepreneurial worlds. 

Some Uses for VPS Plans                       

VPS can be used by both smaller and larger companies. VPS control panels are also a viable option for individual entrepreneurs. One may choose to use a VPS control panel for hosting websites, emails, web servers, and databases. 

Manage and Collect Big Data

VPS control panels are an affordable, reliable, and secure way for business owners to gather information, including massive amounts of data. They provide enterprises the capability to manage their data efficiently and effectively without the risk of crashes. Since they are more secure than public servers, they are also more secure against phishing scams, breaches, and data loss. They can be set up to back up data easily and are manageable even for those new to VPS plans. Since they are very scalable, they also help with data management as an operations database expands. 

Cloud-Based Application Hosting

One popular way to use your Solar VPS plan is in tandem with cloud-based applications. At Solar VPS, we offer clients over 260 cloud-based applications to choose from, including popular choices like WordPress, Drupal, and SugarCRM. 

You can easily customize your application plans based on your personal needs. Our options start as low as $5 for a wide array of applications and functions. This allows you to install applications within a second with super-high speeds; you never have to deal with glitchy connections again. We also know that it is important to you to secure your data connection. At Solar VPS, we have multiple options to back up your data – all on a secure and protected platform that enables your business to operate as smoothly as possible. 

SolarSystem Management Portals

Another unexpected feature of your VPS plan is the ability to manage your SolarSystem portals quickly and efficiently. We give you the ability to start, stop, and reboot your cloud application pod in the blink of an eye. You can also easily change your password whenever necessary without having to contact the specialists at Solar VPS. Our management platforms let you view your bandwidth usage graphs and upgrade/downgrade resources as needed. 

Furthermore, application management makes it easy to install apps, customize their configuration, install IP addresses or domain names, and integrate your cloud applications within those domains. Learn more about using cloud-based applications by contacting Solar VPS today. 

Database Management

You can also use your VPS plan to help with database management. Collecting data is only one facet of database management. At Solar VPS, we understand clients also need to be able to quickly manage their databases. All of our plans give customers the ability to quickly manage their database needs. This includes both simple and advanced mode operations, customizing your TTL settings, and managing various records. Solar VPS is here to answer all of your questions about your VPS plan today. 

Creating Websites

A bonus of VPS plans is the ability to create websites easily. You can even create websites and sell them to others, giving your business the chance to increase profits or expand your market efficiently. This may not be something that your business needs at the moment, but it is a helpful tip to keep in mind should you ever decide to broaden your horizons. Creating websites is something most business owners tackle at some point in the early stages of their company. VPS plans make the entire process easier for entrepreneurs and large enterprises alike. Solar VPS excels at helping businesses create a functional and fruitful website for their customers to interact with. 

Contact Solar VPS Today

Solar VPS is here for all of your web hosting needs. We understand that you need a fast, reliable, and secure VPS plan to ensure the smooth operations of your business. At Solar VPS, our plans are adaptable and flexible to enable our clients to affordably pay for what they need. Join our network of satisfied clients. Want to learn more about our services and what we can do for you? Give us a call today toll-free at (800) 799-1713 or follow us on our social media platforms for more information. 

Hacking Prevention: How a VPS Can Reduce Hacking Risks

Hacking prevention is a very important element of smooth business operations.
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Nobody wants to put their business’ sensitive information and data at risk, but hacking scams are a real threat. While there will always be a possibility of hacking, phishing, forced entry, and brute force attack scams, business owners can do many things to protect themselves from these risks. Having strong passwords and antivirus software is an excellent starting point, but sometimes, these precautions alone are not enough to stop the bad guys. At Solar VPS, we want to help your business excel at security. All of our VPS plans are protected and secured to ensure you can efficiently and safely proceed in all your business matters.

What is a VPS?

When your business is accessing its hosting needs, the first thing to consider is a virtual personal server versus a cloud-based public server. A VPS is a virtual operating system that rests within a more extensive parent server system. Since it is not cloud-based, it is automatically more secure, as only designated users can access it. One way to imagine a VPS server working is as an emulation of a physical server. In other words, it can mimic other servers within one shared server. For their ease of use and secure connections, VPS control panels have become one of the most popular choices for servers. 

VPS Hacking Prevention

At Solar VPS, we want to help you protect all your business’s personal information. Not only do our VPS plans come equipped with standard top-of-the-line antivirus software, but we also implement regular security scans. In addition to these procedures, Solar VPS is here 24/7 to answer any of your questions related to security and smooth business operations. Let us help you succeed safely. 

What You Can Do For Hacking Prevention

In addition to Solar VPS’s numerous steps to ensure a safe connection, there are many things you as a user can do to reduce the risk of hacking. Hacking prevention happens on many levels, so it’s best when all elements work together to create a tightly woven, safe connection. Some of the most powerful steps of hacking prevention start with you as a business owner and a firm understanding of your Solar VPS connection. 

Keep Software Up-to-Date

One of the best ways to reduce the risk of hacking is to keep your software up-to-date. Solar VPS makes this easy with regular software updates to all of our plans. Outdated software is an easy target to infiltrate by all sorts of hacking and phishing scams. Schedule regular updates so you don’t have to worry about remembering to update your software. 

Monitor Your VPS Logins

Another critical step in security is monitoring your logins. By monitoring your logins, you can see everyone who has accessed your VPS within any given time. This also makes it easier to determine whether someone hacked into your system after the fact, although the point is to avoid this in the first place. Solar VPS makes it easy for you to track and monitor all of your VPS login activity so you can report any suspicious logins immediately. 

Control User Access

This idea goes well with the concept of monitoring your logins. This means you should only give people access to the files and applications that they need to perform their job duties. It also means making sure to properly remove people and change passwords after someone leaves your company. This is important, since upset employees who may have been let go could potentially leak sensitive data if not appropriately removed from these systems. 

Stop Brute Force Attacks

Hackers know the ins and outs of the computer world. This means they know how to detect weaknesses and when to use these against your company. Weak passwords are one way that hackers can gain access to your VPS account information. At Solar VPS, we also have included software that helps warn users about these brute force attacks. It can stop the attacks and warn you of suspicious activity to help keep your sensitive data protected. 

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Protect Against Malware

You should also invest in malware protection. Luckily for you, this comes standard with all of our Solar VPS plans. Malware protection ensures that no hacking attempts are being made through files already in circulation or installed on your computer. It serves as a warning signal for any suspicious activity. 

Perform Regular Backups

Another critical step is to regularly back up your information as a precaution should anyone hack your account. This will ensure that you still have all of your personal information and data necessary for business purposes. It will also make it easier to add additional antivirus software to protect against hackers while still performing daily operations. 

Contact Solar VPS Today

Solar VPS is here for all of your web hosting needs and business needs. We understand that you need fast, reliable, and secure connections to efficiently carry out your business operations. Security is a priority for all that we do at Solar VPS; you can rest assured knowing we have your back. Want to learn more about our services and what we can do for you? Give us a call today toll-free at (800) 799-1713 or follow us on our social media platforms for more information.

The Benefits of Cloud VPS Hosting

Cloud VPS

Cloud VPS hosting is becoming the number-one choice for many technology professionals. These professionals realize Cloud VPS hosting offers numerous benefits over VPS hosting and is very affordable. 

Difference Between VPS and Cloud VPS Hosting

There are similarities between private and cloud-based VPS hosting. The differences are how they are deployed and managed. A VPS is one physical server. 

With a cloud VPS system, multiple servers are connected together in a single network, which is called a cluster. The cluster is backed up by RAID configurations. Users of the cloud have access to the virtual server, but resources are pulled together from a massive system. 

Cloud VPS Hosting is Flexible and Scalable

Cloud VPS hosting is both flexible and scalable. For example, Solar VPS allows users to purchase additional storage and bandwidth as needed. Users appreciate this flexibility and not paying for more than they need. It also provides a low entry point for a small business to get started with cloud hosting for as little as $5.00 a month. As their computing power and storage needs grow, they purchase what they need in increments. 

Cloud VPS Hosting Provides Better Performance and Increased Uptime

Another benefit of hosting with a cloud VPS is that users experience less downtime with other systems. If one physical server in the cloud system goes down, the virtual servers are automatically routed to other servers on the cloud. The result is a reliable system with optimum performance. 

Also, users on cloud VPS systems aren’t affected by slow speeds during peak usage. This is because of the large number of server resources in a cloud VPS system. And, if the load of one customer on the cloud spikes, it doesn’t affect other users due to the resources available. 

Choices Available With Solar VPS Cloud Hosting

With Solar VPS, users choose between a Linux, Windows, or app-based cloud hosting solution. They can also choose add-ons like control panels and disaster recovery backup. Further customization is offered as part of our tech support package. Customers choose between a full support plan or one that allows them to pay as they go. 

As mentioned, Solar VPS cloud hosting is a scalable solution allowing users to choose storage and bandwidth in increments. The other option we provide is with our subscription services. With both month-to-month and long-term subscriptions available, there are plans to fit a variety of budgets. 

Also, managing a cloud VPS is easy with our control panel. With our control panel, users manage pods, monitors, domains, DNS, support tickets, view bandwidth usage, and more! 

What Are the Benefits of Cloud Apps on Demand Through Solar VPS?

Our Cloud Apps On-Demand is a great place to start if you’re new to cloud VPS hosting. Cloud Apps on Demand gives access to over 260 apps and the ability to download apps in a matter of seconds. In addition, users back up and restore the apps on their own slice of the cloud via our hosting services. 

Managing Cloud Apps On-Demand is easy with our Solar System control panel. Through the control panel for Cloud Apps On-Demand, you can do the following: 

  • Install multiple apps
  • Customize your install configuration
  • Install to IP address of domain name 
  • Integrate cloud app domains with our SolarSystem DNS
  • Backup and restore individual Cloud Apps
  • Manage install domains CRON & FTP, users
  • Manage database users
  • Utilize phpMyADMIN MySQL Database Management

Why Choose Solar VPS for Cloud VPS Hosting?

Solar VPS offers cloud hosting solutions for every size of business and budget. If you thought a cloud VPS host was expensive, that isn’t the case with us. Whether you are an individual with a growing blog or an experienced developer, our robust cloud hosting services are customizable to your needs. 

We also provide the peace of mind that our cloud servers are based in five state-of-the-art network centers. These centers are located across the U.S. and Europe to provide the best cloud coverage. The network centers are designed to ensure maximum uptime for our customers. 

Visit our website to start receiving the benefits of cloud VPS hosting today! 

What Should Be Included in a New VPS Hosting Plan?

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Getting started with a website can be a challenging situation, especially if it involves entering uncharted territory. One of the ways that you might be challenged involves how you manage your web-based content. In today’s blog post, we’ll take a look at VPS hosting. By the end, you will have learned more about the top four features to insist upon before signing on the dotted line with a new provider.

According to the Hosting Tribunal, it has been estimated that the market for VPS hosting will be worth approximately $8 billion by the year 2023. For this reason and many more, it’s never been more important to invest in the right hosting solution. Let’s take a closer look.

What Is VPS Hosting and Why Do I Need It?

To start things off, VPS refers to a virtual private server. This is a dedicated server that can be used anywhere to connect to secured files. Your leadership team has the ability to provide access to your employees while keeping things under lock and key. In many VPS scenarios, the VPS hosting company will divide a physical server into dedicated partitions for each client. Often, investing in a VPS hosting plan is a step down from a private server. As you’ll see in today’s post, the final say on what features your server includes is between your team and the host.

VPS Hosting Feature #1: Reliability

According to Web Host Insider, web speed is crucial for clients and providers alike. They estimate that the US economy lost around $500 million because of slow websites in 2017.

The first feature to consider involves the host’s reliability. Reliability comes down to one simple concept: accessibility. When you need to use your files and your system, being unable to access your content is unacceptable. While we will discuss the importance of scalability later in today’s post, keep in mind that your team needs to have a VPS solution that will provide optimal speed and performance. If you find that your hosting solution isn’t cutting it, it might be time to consider upgrading or moving on.

Similarly, reliability includes the hosting company’s reputation. If a deal seems too good to be true, there’s a good chance that it is. Do your research. Learn about the experiences of other customers. If you see too many complaints about the same issues, it’s best to move on. Be careful with good reviews–too many vaguely written positive ones could suggest something to hide.

VPS Hosting Feature #2: Security

A second component of VPS hosting that you should insist upon involves network security. As a contracted client, the health and well-being of the server space is the responsibility of your host. While your team has a responsibility for generating quality content and using solid techniques of data hygiene, your VPS hosting company is the end-all-be-all keeper of the security gate.

In many VPS hosting agreements, it’s clearly stated that the host is responsible for keeping the network safe and secure from any potential risks. This means regularly scanning the network for possible defects, installing patches, and completing all necessary software updates. Insist on consistent and reliable security from your partners. Prevention keeps your data safe from breaches and lost money.

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VPS Hosting Feature #3: Scalability

The third aspect of VPS hosting that you need to keep in mind has already been alluded to: scalability. Put simply, it means being able to go up or go down in resources to suit your needs and budget. Finding the right combination of space and speed is going to be a bit of an experiment. Be sure that the hosting solution you choose allows for your team to increase or decrease speed and space accordingly. There’s no reason to waste money on resources you won’t use and there’s no reason to lose out on functionality if you can afford to increase. Be sure that your contracts include the level of flexibility that you need.

VPS Hosting Feature #4: Support

A fourth component of VPS hosting to think about is often the most important one: support. If you have members of your team that understand the complexities of web optimization and analytics, you might be able to select a more hands-off support program. This is what is often referred to as an unmanaged VPS plan. With unmanaged plans, much of the coding, the safety, and the overall functionality of your resources is your responsibility. 

Managed VPS plans are the total opposite–the hosting company will take the harder tasks off your plate. This is usually the option to choose when you have a small team that doesn’t have the time, energy, or expertise to deal with the more complex parts of managing your VPS. In either case, most web clients will receive access to a wealth of different tools through active dashboards. Dashboards will allow your team to better optimize your server plan.

Regardless of the plan that you choose, the best VPS hosting plan will include technical support to meet your needs. While not all technical plans will involve around the clock support, it’s important to know how long it takes to resolve tickets, the types of tickets handled, and other related issues. Be sure to get what you’re paying for in the support area. 

In the case of Solar VPS, our team is available to assist you at anytime–24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Without delay, we’ll do what we can to earn your trust.

Solar VPS: Your Go-To Team for VPS Hosting

Since 2005, the experts at Solar VPS have been helping new and existing clients get the most out of their hosting plans. We are ready to design custom solutions to meet the needs of your team. Whether it’s iOS, Linux, Windows, or a mixture of all three, we’ll find the best hosting plan possible. At Solar VPS, we’re dedicated to providing all four aspects that we’ve discussed today. Reliability, security, scalability, and support–we’ll do it all. Contact us today!

How to Decide Between a Managed or Unmanaged VPS Plan

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If you’re in the business of using your website to connect with current or future customers, you’ve got enough things to worry about without having to think about hosting for your site. The goal of today’s blog post is to help you weigh the differences between a managed or an unmanaged VPS package for your business.

What’s a VPS Exactly?

VPS, or virtual private servers, are one of the most popular solutions to hosting content and securing data for an organization of any size. Think of a VPS as a home that holds all of your data behind it and only a select few people hold keys to that information. VPS plans are popular because the sky’s the limit of what that space can be used for. Many organizations prefer VPS to shared server spaces that typically come with web hosting plans. 

Instead of a home, think of shared server space like an apartment building–a lot of different people doing a lot of different things. Sometimes, the plumbing gets clogged up and the elevator is running slow. If your business uses a shared server space, chances are you aren’t getting the most bang for your buck. Spring for the private home instead of the cramped apartment building.

What Is a Managed VPS Anyway?

VPS plans offer customers a variety of specific features and controls. By default, most plans involve managed VPS agreements. In a managed VPS, the hosting company handles the sticky parts of your private server. If something goes wrong in the middle of the night, the host can help. If a member of your team needs technical support, the host is helping you out. If there is a data breach or some other catastrophic scenario, there’s a good chance that the host is on the hook for solving the problem.

Managed VPS plans are designed to take the heavy lifting off your leadership team and off your IT staff. Chances are that if you’re just shifting to a VPS server, your organization is small and suffering growing pains. With few people wearing multiple hats, the last things those folks need to do is worry about coding or network security. 

Having an agreement with your host can ease the burden. Depending on the level of management services being offered, your host will be expected to take care of server maintenance and initial setup. You might compare this plan to autopilot in a plane–your team will have access to dashboards and analytics but the plane mostly flies itself. One caution to bear in mind–managed VPS solutions are often more expensive due to the hands-on nature of the relationship between host and client.

How Is It Different from an Unmanaged VPS?

Of course, this might not be a scenario you want or need. If your company is larger and has the bandwidth to handle heavy IT processes, an unmanaged VPS plan might be the better fit. Unmanaged plans are the equivalent of flying the plane yourself. While the tools will be the same for both types of hosting plans, unmanaged clients should expect to do it themselves. From setup to patches and other critical elements, the host provides the server.

What Exactly Does VPS Management Involve?

Up to this point, we’ve looked at the two types of management options for VPS. If you’re new to this, you’re probably wondering: “What is my host managing or not managing for me?”

Let’s take a quick look at the five main things that have to be managed in a VPS plan–no matter who happens to be flying the plane.

Upgrades–While your team will need to communicate with their team to be sure that enough space and data are available for any new software, managed VPS providers are responsible for ongoing upgrades to the server and the existing software packages.

Server Patches–Similarly, managed VPS providers are responsible for correcting any real or potential faults in their networks. Publishers will release fixes to vulnerabilities and whoever is in charge of your network security will be responsible for verifying, installing, and addressing any update issues that may occur.

Server Backups–Most managed VPS hosts will coordinate a time to complete regular server backups with your company. While there’s no hard and fast rule about backups, many organizations will have nightly, weekly, or monthly backups of all data to an outside server. 

While VPS hosts are in the business of keeping you online and productive, there will occasionally be downtimes. There will sometimes be server failures. Maintaining regular backups prevents catastrophic data loss.

Technical Support–Managed VPS providers are invested in making sure that clients feel supported throughout the duration of their service contract. As such, they will maintain customer service and technical support hours. When determining which provider and the level of service being agreed upon, pay close attention to the technical support offerings. If there isn’t something in writing, it isn’t in your plan.

Server Analytics–One of the complicated parts of any VPS plan is how to manage usage. Managed plans will require some level of observation from the host. While any client can actively view a dashboard and make adjustments to speed or usage of data, managed VPS plans are more hands-off for clients. The host will do their best to help your team optimize the VPS for speed, performance, and ease of use. If you’re not sold on why your team needs a VPS solution just yet, consider the following statistic.

According to Verizon, 43% of data breaches that occured as of 2019 happened to small businesses.

That’s nearly half of all small businesses and that’s just too many.

Ready to Select a VPS Host? Consider Solar VPS!

Now that you understand a bit more about the differences between a managed and an unmanaged VPS hosting plan, it’s time to more forward. The team at Solar VPS has been helping clients from all sectors build private networks to meet their needs. Whether your team uses Linux, Windows, iOS, or a mixture, we can build a custom solution to meet your needs. No matter how managed or unmanaged you want your plan to be, look no further than our experts. Don’t delay–contact us today!

A Beginner’s Guide to VPS Hosting

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If you’re just beginning to find new hosting options for your business, you’re in good company. There’s something to be said about new things. You tend to be more open to learning more. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at what a beginner should know about finding the right VPS hosting solution. We’ll take it step by step. By the end, you’ll be pretty host savvy.

What Is VPS Hosting and How Does It Work?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. Simply put: it’s a dedicated server that can be accessed from anywhere. However, it’s only accessible by you and your team. Each server involved is divided to provide full network access to authorized users. A VPS is generally served through a hosting company that provides access to any number of other clients through the same data center. It provides a nice balance between shared hosting and private hosting with a lot of flexibility in bandwidth, resources, and cost.

And the market is growing. According to Allied Market Research, global subscriptions to VPS computing will reach an estimated $8.39 billion by 2026.

VPS, Shared, or Dedicated?: Why Does Server Choice Matter?

Whether you’re a true beginner (welcome!) or an established web content user, web hosting options can be confusing. Never fear! We’re going to explore what separates a true VPS server from a shared hosting solution and a dedicated server hosting plan.

A shared hosting solution is exactly what it sounds like. Your company and others are sharing access to the same server resources. Shared hosting is often cheaper, but the data speed and performance are largely out of your control. If another site using the same server uses an excessive amount of content that sucks up data, your site will suffer. Similarly, if another site from the server experiences damaging traffic or attacks, your site will likely also be damaged or attacked.

In a VPS hosting solution, you and your host will work together to determine best practices for resource usage. Many companies will allow you to adjust data speeds to control costs or to increase the reliability of your site.

A dedicated server is a whole different ball game. Everything about this type of server is yours: no sharing, no limits, maximum speeds. The downside for many small companies? The costs. Dedicated private servers can be prohibitively expensive. Additionally, upgrades and fixing vulnerabilities will require a dedicated IT professional to diagnose and install. If you can swing it, dedicated might just be the right way to go!

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Managed or Unmanaged?: Who Holds the Keys Anyway?

Regardless of the type of hosting server your organization chooses, it’s still important to understand what a hosting service will do for you. When we talk about a managed versus an unmanaged VPS, it all comes down to who does the heavy lifting.

If your organization is just starting out or relatively small, chances are that you don’t have the flexibility to put one person in charge of the network itself. This is where a managed VPS comes into play. In a managed plan, the hosting company handles a lot of the startup and ongoing tasks. 

This includes uploading software, troubleshooting access problems, and managing system updates. Of course, the level of responsibility should be clearly written in your service agreement. The host will provide you with tools to manage your network while also providing support.

If the opposite is true, an unmanaged VPS plan is likely the route for you. Unmanaged plans are designed to be placed in the hands of more seasoned IT professionals who understand the ins and outs of servers. These plans will be cheaper but they will contain less pre-loaded software and security features.

What Does a VPS Do Anyway?

When you consider everything that we’ve looked at so far, understanding the limitations of a VPS solution is important. VPS hosting is a more cost effective choice than a dedicated server. The overall monthly cost depends on the level of service provided. Some hosts will cost as low as $10 and dedicated servers will cost as low as $100. VPS hosting will also provide a lot of flexibility and scalability that meets the needs of your website. The sky is the limit when it comes to the content you release.

Need a Development Space? Look No Further than Your VPS

One of the fun things about having a private server is flexibility to use the space–when and how you use it. As an organization that is going to continue growing and moving forward, why not test? Establishing a development space on your network can lead to improvements for you, your team, and your content. Many organizations will devote a part of their server space to sandbox functions.

A sandbox allows members of your team to share new and experimental projects with the internal team for feedback and usability testing. These projects will not be available to the general public and can be used to determine preparedness to be published publicly. Sandbox files are also a way to learn or brush up on skills. Many companies building training regions of their servers to onboard new employees in realistic ways but without negatively impacting production.

Ready to Become a VPS Client? Contact Solar VPS!

The team at Solar VPS has been working with new and existing VPS clients since 2005. Our experts know what it takes to build a safe, reliable space for your company. We are ready to  build a custom solution no matter what operating systems you use: Windows, Linux, iOS, or a mix. Our team is ready to show you exactly what it takes to host your content safely, securely, and effectively. Contact us today!

4 Reasons to Use Your Internal Email on VPS

When companies or non-profit organizations set up a website or application, they typically set up an email server to handle communications. Having a branded internal email builds trust with partners and customers, and helps keep personal and business emails separate. While running your own private email server is possible, most organizations choose to set it up on a virtual private server (VPS). Here are four reasons why hosting email on VPS is the best option.

VPS Leverages Third-Party Technology

Setting up and maintaining a personal email server can be complicated. For people who aren’t very tech savvy, this can add a lot of hours onto what should be a simple task of managing email. VPS email hosting helps organizations take advantage of tech solutions provided by experts. You won’t have to hire as much tech support, and the chances you’ll have outages or server issues is much lower. 

A Good VPS Keeps Spam Out

When you run a business, you want to be able to separate junk mail from real requests and orders. If you set up your own mail server, it will be up to you to arrange protocols in a way that keeps spam out. This can be out of some people’s reach. However, VPS providers have a lot of experience setting up spam filters. They’ll help make sure only relevant emails get through to your inbox. 

The Secure Option

Just like VPS can help keep spam out, they also keep your organization safe. VPS providers work with a lot of clients, so they have more security tools at their disposal. As a result, they can craft custom security solutions for you to keep employee, customer, and proprietary information secure. Hosting email on your own server becomes complex if there’s a security breach. You’ll want to be able to rely on security experts to handle any issues.

Troubleshooting Is a Huge Time Suck

An organization stalls without the ability to communicate. Indeed, if your email goes down, your customers can’t communicate with you and employees lose productivity. VPS service providers have staff on call to monitor the well-being of your server and spot any issues early on. They keep you online and available to your partners and clients.  SolarVPS offers email solutions for organizations who want fast, safe, and reliable communications. We help make technology work for you with our advanced VPS options. Contact us today to talk about hosting your email on a virtual private server.