VPS hosting Cambodia – advantages and disadvantages

March 7, 2017

VPS hosting Cambodia is a simulation of hardware by a host operating system that allows another operating system to run on it.

What that means for web developers is that a hosting provider can host many “virtual” servers on one physical, or “host”, server.

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Each virtual server is isolated from the others and access to hardware resources is managed by the “host” server. So, for instance, a server may have 2GB RAM, 100GB of disk space, and 2 x 2GHz processors, with 10 VPS on it. Depending on the VPS software that is used on the host machine, each VPS can either share hardware resources, or have guaranteed access to 200MB RAM, a disk space limit of 10GB, and an effective CPU of 400Mhz. Now, this is a slight oversimplification, but it gives you a good idea of a potential VPS Cambodia scenario.

Most VPS plans are hosted on either Linux or FreeBSD, but they do also exist in the Windows world. For the *nix side of things, and from my own research, I have found the costs of Windows VPS plans tend to be significantly more expensive than their *nix counterparts, but that is not to say they are not suitable in specific situations. For the purposes of this article, although, I will focus on the Linux VPS plans, as I am familiar with them.

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VPS hosting plans offer the following advantages

  • Root access gives you the ability to install and configure any programs you want. Want to run PHP with PostgreSQL instead of MySQL? Go ahead: set up it.
  • You can host an unlimited number of websites through Apache’s virtual hosting.
  • You can host many services, such as a mail server, FTP server or any type of server you want.
  • You can use the server for backup, storage or anything you want.

VPS hosting plans have the following disadvantages

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  • Since you are in control of the server, you are also responsible for all maintenance, installation, security and updates. If you are inexperienced with managing a Linux Server, and are not willing to learn as you go, this may be a big drawback.
  • While a best VPS Cambodia hosting server gives you a total operating system of your own to work with, you still share hardware resources with other VPS on the same server. Therefore, if performance is the key, or you are using RAM-intensive programs, you may be better off with colocation.