Setting up a Cheap Virtual Private Server (VPS)
It does not have to cost you a lot of money to have web hosting. You can get shared hosting for a very cheap price like less than a dollar a month but if you need more control over your resources than shared hosting can provide, what should you do?
You will need a cheap virtual private servers or VPS. A VPS will give you more control over your hosting environment. The things you can control with a VPS is the server process, the amount of memory, and what you can upload and how much. An isolated environment is one of the benefits you get from having a virtual private server. There are no other accounts that share the space or resources with you. Your account is not affected even if there is another account that takes up a lot of resources in memory. This also means that is there is another account having problems with a server or is infected by virus, you account or your websites are completely unaffected.
The optimum environment for WordPress in a virtual private server. WordPress can be run in a shared hosting environment bur if you want to experience its true power, you can do so when it is moved to a virtual private server. This can also be said of Drupal and Joomla although they can be running a shared hosting environment, you can get their full capabilities in a virtual private server hosting situation.
You will not find it difficult at all to set up a virtual private server. It just takes signing up with a provider just like you would with a shared hosting. what makes it different from shared hosting is that you have to choose the OS that your server will run on, and the control panel. To make things easier, some providers offer an operating system with a control panel already installed. The control panels Cpanel, Plesk, kloxo, and Direct Admin are the most common control panels.
It may not even be necessary to install your own control panel is what you only want to do is to install a WordPress blog. It is also the same if all your want to do is to host static content such as HTML pages. To host their squeeze pages of sales pages, most internet marketing gurus use virtual private servers.
If you need complete control over your hosting environment, or a scalable solution that can grow along with your website then having a cheap virtual private server is the best way to go.
Whatever you will do with your virtual private server, just keep in mind that it should have appropriate requirements for smooth work of everything. Mark what your software basic requirements are to function properly.