Tarun Gupta

Factors To Consider While Purchasing Linux VPS Hosting

Tarun Gupta | Oct 21st, 2015 | Web Hosting Resources
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Many of the online business owners who strive for uninterrupted service and matchless server performance, choose to go with Linux VPS hosting. Since a fraction of interruption costs them huge, they consider Linux VPS to ensure non-stop performance curve of their online business / application. But, what are the factors that one should consider while purchasing that Linux server.

A cheap hosting plan isn't always good, so don't waste time and energy over discovering one. There are n number of hosting companies claiming to offer the cheapest and effective Linux hosting plans for the businesses. Before preaching a suitable plan, you need to study your requirements in detail.

Keep a note with you covering the technical specifications you need. Following are the key factors you must evaluate:

Key Components Of A Linux VPS Hosting Plan:


For most of the dedicated server owners, the CPU execution load is a serious concern. You can prefer having a Linux VPS server as it's less heavy than a regular computer. VPS one servers are made to run on virtual CPUs. CPU execution load differs from the process.Web servers likely to consume more CPU space while online game servers and chat box servers exert a heavy load on a server’s CPU. So, it’s important to select the proper CPU for a faster response if your business demands it.


RAM is another important technical element that you should consider. Its type and volume is significant to the server. A RAM of 1GB capacity with a single core CPU handles efficiently a website with 2000 visitors per day. A 512 RAM also performs well and runs flawlessly. But in case of heavy sites like gaming or live chat, it starts slowing down the whole process. In the future, website page speed will matter and it needs to be faster. So, being the owner of an onlinebusiness, you have to be really precise about your requirements.

Disk Space :

Disk space is again a significant choice and depends entirely upon the amount of data you want to have on the server. Again, the amount data stored depends upon the type of website you're hosting. A personal blog consumes lesser disk space than a social community website like Facebook and Twitter that captures huge chunk of the disk space. Strategically, a 200 GB hard disk is capable enough to run your personal blog, but for running a games website with a large number of users even hard 20GB will not deliver you the proper space. So, while buying Linux VPS, check out your hard disk space requirements.


Bandwidth is another important factor that should be considered while buying the Linux server. It strategically depends upon the number of active users or visitors to your website and the nature of their communication. A small website requires minimum 300GB of bandwidth however the volume of bandwidth starts with 1000GB for larger websites having a media-heavy pages.

Overall Performance:

Beyond the list of the components said over, a few performance parameters are also important. Notably, the overall performance of a web hosting service is measured by following parameters as a whole. They are:

  • Server uptime
  • Page loading speed
  • Distributions
  • Website monitoring systems
  • Security protocols


Growth is the key derivative every business looks at. When it comes to website hosting, scalability is evident to handle sudden waves of traffic. A service should be scalable and must contain layers of backup hardware resources to handle the increased traffic loads on the server. Ask your service provider if the plans and services offered are scalable and will be able to match the future resource requirements. 

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Mehak Says:

simply remember the right blend of disk space you need and the monetary allowance you have…

Lokesh Bravo Says:

Investigate an organization’s strength or zone of expertise before you purchase, and expertise with one that understands your specific needs as a client.