Fresh ideas are the anchor of every good IT division. However, the difference between producing a great new idea and being able to test it could be substantial.The introduction of revolutionary Apple iphone which was soon followed by other smartphones and tablets has brought creating applications to a point that no company can ignore. Although “applications” (used for company efficacy and server performance) were around for a long time, the definition of the word has been scaled up recently, and now includes any program a company decides to operate.
In order to make sure that the applications they use meets their specifications and do exactly what they are meant to do, most companies are now switching to in-house development crews. However, while good ideas might come up quickly in a good IT division, taking them out of the paper, developing them and then testing them before actually being released for use can take a whole lot of time and effort if they are working in a traditional server environment.
VPS (Virtual Private Server) Hosting is actually a type of virtualization. When using a VPS hosting solution, a company takes all or part of their files, apps, data, and its infrastructure, and transfers them into a server which is not physically local(to a remote server). The VPS or the Virtual server is managed and maintained by a VPS hosting provider. The VPS hosting providers partition physical servers in to a number of VMs (virtual machines). A company can purchase as many virtual machines (servers) as they would like, and each and every one of them would work like if they are separate servers, unaware and unaffected by any other VM on the same physical server. Although all the VMs share the underlying hardware, they are given a dedicated portion of the resources of the physical server, and a company can do whatever they want with it.
This makes VPS hosting solutions a great platform to develop and also to test new applications in order to check the way they operate in the live environment. Instead of putting together a separate physical server with the proper features intended for testing apps (or sometimes just to test a single application), a company can simply purchase a VPS with the exact same requirements they have, and can start testing the apps on it, as soon as they complete the development phase. While VPSs are usually a lot cheaper than their physical equivalents, they will most probably deliver greater value for the money. Not to mention that the company will also be free from any maintenance costs and efforts because the hosting service provider is taking care of them.
Capability to act as a quick-fail device is another advantage you get when using a VPS for application hosting. Quick-fail devices can reduce the gap between the development of an application and its implementation on a big scale by reducing the time required to improve apps. Unlike on a local server, a company can simply just load whatever they want to test into the VPS, and if it fails, they can go straight to the drawing board without the need to double-check the server.
The last result of all these benefits that comes with a VPS is increased productivity. Unlike traditional servers, VPS hosting can provide the capability to cut losses, fine-tune applications or abandon them, in case they don’t perform well, within the same time-frame. So application hosting on a VPS can help companies to encourage its IT division not only to think outside the box, but also to test outside as well.