Physical servers are machines that can host your files and applications on networks. These computer networks usually dedicate a server for a particular task. However, modern server computers have a high processing part, barely a fraction of which is used for processing these tasks.
This is where the virtualization comes in. With the help of specially designed software, a single physical server is converted to multiple virtual ones. Each of these virtual servers then acts as a device with an individual operating system.
What are virtual servers by definition?
A virtual server is ‘software container’ that has its own operating system. They work as physical computers providing cost effective solutions with faster resource control. Depending on its usage, they may have different file directories, analytics and logs, security systems, and passwords.
How are virtual servers utilized?
Small businesses profit from virtual servers the most. It allows multiple business units or even companies to have a separate, secure server.
They administer it just like they would a physical machine to power their applications and file directories. Even larger enterprises can make use of virtual servers by merging individual physical servers to one single machine with a number of virtual servers.
Are there any benefits of using virtual servers over physical ones?
There are multiple benefits of virtualization, including physical hardware redundancy, control of resource allocation and improved testing environments. Let us explain how:
Most virtual platforms make it easy for you to move a server live from one host to another. The server does not even realize that it was moved. This eases hardware maintenance without needing the typical downtime.
Control of resource allocation
A server may be overbuilt because of the vendor’s recommendations.
However, if the server is not using those resources, they are essentially wasted.
With virtual servers, you can add or reduce resources such as RAM, CPU, or disk space if your server does not need them. These can then be reallocated to other servers.
So if one of your business units needs more resources in their server, while the other requires less, simply add and remove to achieve high efficiency.
Improved testing environments
How are they better testing environments? You can simply isolate one of your servers from the overall network and test any new applications, software or programs, without risking a company-wide rollout.
Should you choose HostSailor VPS hosting plans?
Virtual server hosting is suitable for almost every company. Whether you only need a single server or multiple servers for individual business units, virtual serving provides efficient and affordable solutions.
At HostSailor, we offer VPS plans for as low as USD 1.99. We offer you the speed and security, all the while maintaining high performance. These plans come with sufficient storage and improved server resources which are both scalable and cost effective.