How to buy VPS?

Short explanation.

How to buy VPS?

If you are planning to purchase a VPS, first try to answer the following questions for yourself:

How much can I pay? What will the VPS be used for? Will it be a Linux or Windows operating system? Which Linux or Windows version do I prefer and why? KVM or OpenVZ? How much RAM do I need? How much disk space? How many CPU cores (processors)? How many visitors do I expect? What is the required number of IP addresses? Do I want a control panel and if so, what control panel do I prefer? Do I want to manage the VPS myself or does the web hosting provider have to do it for me?

If you’ve managed to answer most of the above questions, it’s time to purchase your desired VPS.

However, don’t worry if you don’t know exactly what kind of VPS you need. At Linux Hosts Inc. you can, after ordering, make changes at any time and also downgrade or upgrade to another virtual private server. Simply acquire the plan that seems most suitable to you at this moment. And, if desired, you can change it after purchase. It’s that easy.

What is the best virtual server hosting provider in 2021?

According to us (and many others) the best virtual server provider is Linux Hosts Inc. They are based in the US and UK. It’s our own web host. The company has the lowest cancellation rate in the web hosting industry. You can order their fantastic VPS servers from $15 per month.

 

Long explanation.

What is the buying process of a VPS?

After you have been able to answer most of the above questions, it’s time to put together your ideal package. This is done as follows by choosing from the following options:

Determine or choose if possible:

  • the number of CPU Core(s)
  • the required disk space
  • the estimate of the amount of traffic per month
  • the memory
  • the number of IP addresses
  • your domain name
  • the operating system (Debian, CentOS, Ubuntu or Windows)
  • full root access
  • full SSH access
  • reselling options (eNom Domain Name Reseller Account)
  • your control panel (optional: Plesk, cPanel, DirectAdmin or Hepsia)
  • additional dedicated IP’s
  • managed or unmanaged VPS
  • in or excluding installation and troubleshooting by the provider

Why buy a VPS from Linux Hosts Inc?

Additional IP addresses

Do you need multiple IP addresses for certain applications? Request up to 10 additional IP addresses for your server.

Unlimited data traffic

You have unlimited data traffic on all virtual private servers. A Fair Use Policy does apply.

Free Private Network

Create your own private network. For example, you can connect virtual private servers with each other via a VLAN.

Console access

All VPS’s have console access so that you always have direct access to your servers with two-factor authentication.

Operating systems and control panels

Linux Hosts Inc. offers the most popular operating systems as a ready-made template for your Virtual Private Server. You can put together your VPS yourself. For example, opt for the open source distributions of Linux or go for a Windows Server.

Windows Server

Choose from Windows Server 2022 / 2019 / 2016 Standard Edition or Windows Server 2012 R2  Data Center Edition.

Ubuntu

Choose Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04 or 16.04. Very stable and secure, perfect for WordPress or Joomla sites.

CentOS

CentOS is very stable and therefore perfectly usable for web servers, mail servers and applications. Choose from version 8 or 7.

Debian

You can choose Debian version 11, 10 or 9. Debian provides excellent performance with low memory usage.

Plesk Panel

Plesk Panel is the complete control panel with which you can set up your server for creating and managing many websites.

DirectAdmin

With DirectAdmin you can easily create a professional hosting environment for yourself or your customers.

cPanel

The most well known control panel.

Hepsia

A little less known, but definitely a top control panel that deserves more fame. We have been using it for years and, up to now, we are very satisfied.

The ideal VPS for your projects

Linux Hosts Inc. have developed the ideal VPS in collaboration with the Tweakers community. More than 1000 users participated in their survey to indicate their preference for what the ideal web server image should look like. Based on the results, the five best possible configurations were created and marketed.

  • Ubuntu 20.04 + LEMP + Memcached + IPtables
  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • CentOS 8 + DirectAdmin + NGINX/Apache
  • Debian version 11
  • Windows web server

How do you choose the right VPS server?

A big advantage of a VPS is that you can put it together yourself. The possibilities are also immediately diverse. How much RAM and disk space do you need? Which operating system do you choose? In addition, it is possible to opt for a web-based control panel for configuring certain options, such as databases or e-mail addresses. You can choose between cPanel, Hepsia, Directadmin or Plesk.

Memory

Sufficient server memory is essential for a well-functioning VPS. The RAM memory, together with the SSD disk space and the processors (CPU cores), determine the speed of your website(s) or application. Choosing the right VPS hosting package with sufficient memory depends on the number of visitors to your website. The more visitors, the more memory will be used. On the other hand, it also depends on the purpose of your server. If you want to run a heavy website or application such as Magento, a VPS with at least 4GB RAM or higher suits your needs better.

Disk space

The amount of disk space determines how many files can be stored on the VPS. If there are many photos or videos, a larger SSD drive will be required. With a VPS server equipped with SSD hard drives, there is a higher read and write speed. This also ensures that a higher loading speed is achieved for the site. If many websites are hosted, more disk space is also required.

CPU cores (processor)

The number of processors also determines how quickly your websites and applications respond. With more CPU cores, more calculations can be performed simultaneously. This will increase the speed.

Data traffic

All VPS’s are equipped with unlimited data traffic on a fair-use basis. You no longer have to estimate the data traffic that your server consumes, making it easier to choose the right configuration for your VPS.

Operating System

When choosing an operating system for your VPS, it often comes down to personal preference. With Linux Hosts Inc. you can choose from pre-installed Windows and Linux templates that are immediately available for use. It is possible to easily switch to another operating system at any time. You can transfer your VPS to the desired operating system in no time with the redeploy option.

Snapshot

It is possible to make a snapshot of your VPS. A snapshot comes in handy when you update a VPS. If something goes wrong, you can always go back to the moment you created a snapshot. You can hold a snapshot for 1 day but also for 1 week.

Backup

With an external backup of your VPS server, your data is protected against loss or damage. Backups are made every night and thus ensure maximum data protection.

Private network

Suppose you want to set up an extensive web hosting environment with two VPS’s, then it is possible to link them to each other by means of a private network. The VPS’s can communicate with each other, but the data is physically separated. For example, you can use one VPS server as a database server and the other VPS as a storage location for the files of a website.

Console access

You can access the root of the server through the console. You can install functions on your server or make software updates via the root. Console access is available through the control panels.

How to buy a VPS – a conclusion.

In summary, buying a VPS comes down to determining your budget and then making the right technical choices. However, as mentioned, you don’t have to worry about the latter because Linux Hosts Inc. allows its customers to change anything after purchasing and these changes can also be implemented immediately without wasting time. In short, you can never go wrong with this company and, in the end, you will have exactly the right VPS package to make your company or project a great success. You can scroll up to the start of this article to visit the most ideal company. Good luck and see you online!