It was a price compromise between shared hosting and a dedicated server. A dedicated server was sliced up into many small VPS so that customers did not have to pay for a full dedicated server:
VPS are becoming very cheap for two reasons:
- (more & more) unscrupulous companies oversell their dedicated servers, meaning that they create more VPS slices than they should (which will cripple the performance of each VPS) ;
- there is a supply surplus on the market, especially with old hardware or very cheap hardware like low-end Intel Atom® CPUs.
Most servers out there uses magnetic HDD with moving parts, and HDD are more prone to failure. Do you have backups?
Every single setting is reviewed and tested: giving you the best speed possible (and this is a secret).
cPanel/WHM® self-updates (if it is enabled, have you checked?) however some other important maintenance may be left behind: kernel updates & patches, new security settings, ability to generate FREE SSL certificates, etc.
OpenVZ® is the most popular Hypervisor around (because it is cheap and of bad quality) unfortunately if the hosting company oversells the underlying hardware: you will be on a very slow machine!
Some hosting companies do not care about the old hardware that they have assembled, and you will be left on it until the hardware fails...leaving you with a big downtime (and potential data loss).
Most servers are sold without maintenance plans: as time goes by more & more security vulnerabilities will appear. Almost everything needs maintenance.
Contact us and give us root access to your server for a quote
Once we agree on the migration plan, we will create your instance within
We take care of everything:
data, DNS, etc.
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