It sounds like a dream situation. You launch a website on a topic that you love and with some work, your site becomes a wild success. You have a loyal following of visitors who just can't wait to read your next article or blog post. And you can't wait to quench their thirst by giving them that next post. You have a few ads on your site, so the cherry on top is that you're making a few extra dollars every month thanks to your devoted followers. But the ball drops. You learn that you have outgrown your shared hosting account and you need to upgrade to something that is better able to handle your site's hefty demand for resources.
What happens if you just can't afford a dedicated server right now? Don't you wish there was another alternative? Try virtual private server (VPS) Hosting! You might have heard that VPSes are intended primarily for serious webmasters with years and years of web development experience. This is not true! Do not get caught in the myth that a VPS is difficult to use.
What is VPS hosting? It is a hosting environment created by taking a full server and dividing it into multiple, smaller segments called virtual private servers. Each VPS segment behaves much like a dedicated server. VPSes offer a unique combination of privacy and stability found with dedicated servers, while at the same time offering the affordable characteristics of a shared hosting account. Still sound complicated? Stay with me! Let's just say for arguments sake that a VPS behaves much like a miniature dedicated server at a fraction of the cost.
Let's move past the dull VPS details and instead dispel the myth that a VPS is difficult to manage. In fact, the opposite is true, especially in the case when you purchase a VPS managed with the cPanel control panel. You might have even used cPanel with your shared hosting account. If this is in fact the case, your VPS user experience will be 100% seamless when upgrading from your shared account.
cPanel is an award winning hosting control panel. Use cPanel to manage your domains, email, files, databases and much more from within its user-friendly interface. The truth is, you won't even worry about the fact that you are hosting your site on a VPS with cPanel. Unless you want to pinch yourself once in a while to remind yourself that your popular site is enjoying the resources of dedicated server hosting, but your pocket book is experiencing the affordability found with shared hosting accounts.