Managed vs. Unmanaged VPS – What’s the difference?


In a previous post, we looked at why and when you would need to use a VPS (Virtual Private Server) for your website, so now we wanted to unpack the differences between a managed and an unmanaged VPS. What is VPS Hosting? VPS hosting is essentially a virtual slice of a server which you can scale to your own needs with your own dedicated resources. At Hostek, we never over-sell server capacity, in fact we operate in a highly available server environment and, on top of that, we’ll transfer you to another available server space in the event that your...
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When To Choose VPS Hosting


If you’re considering VPS (Virtual Private Server) hosting for your website, you may be either looking at hosting for the first time, or wondering whether to upgrade to VPS hosting. Before you make any decisions, it is important to understand why one would choose VPS hosting, and what exactly VPS hosting is. Most websites will start life on a shared server, unless they know from the beginning that they will be building a resource heavy website. However, after a while you may begin to wonder if the shared sever resources are enough for your needs. There are numerous advantages to...
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Are Shared Servers the Right Choice?


Shared Server or Virtual Server – Which to Choose? First, about the image… I love Solar power and anything related to Solar power… so this image is definitely entertaining. The advances being made in Solar power are astonishing, awesome and great to see. However, that is not what this post is about… so on to the good stuff. Are Shared Servers The Right Choice? If you are choosing web hosting for your business, you will quickly be faced with the question as to whether you want a shared hosting server as opposed to your own server with dedicated resources. What...
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Application Server or VPS Hosting?


What’s the difference between an Application Server and VPS Hosting? While an application server or VPS may be similar in many ways, both are an inter-working part of a larger system. Likewise, they are the key parts of the structure that makes up most modern websites and applications. In most cases, an application server and a VPS can be interchangeably used in most conversations. They are alike in that most application servers today are virtualized. Virtualization is where VPS gets its name. VPS Hosting A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a segment of a larger more powerful server, of which...
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