A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is always the first choice when you want to upgrade from a shared hosting or kick start an application development. The hosting environment of a VPS is almost the same with a dedicated server hosting, although the price range is slightly higher than shared hosting. This is also one of the reasons why SMEs prefer VPS to shared hosting. Other reasons include customization flexibility, semi-dedicated hosting environment, and more allocated server resources.
You can easily find a wide price range of VPS hosting from Google Search, from S$3 to S$20 per month. If you are not sure how much a Singapore VPS should cost you, we’ll help you identify and get the reasonable Singapore VPS hosting plan for your project by checking on these 4 important factors below:
Most hosting providers will list these 4 elements in the pricing table – Storage Space, Bandwidth, Processor, and Memory (RAM). You need to understand and evaluate how much resources you need. If your project is highly likely to expand and grow then you should choose by taking your future plans into consideration.
The bigger your project, the more resources you will require and the more expensive the hosting can be.
- Storage Space: Go for a bigger storage space if you have a large amount of media files and are going to install a number of applications.
- Bandwidth: A 1TB of bandwidth is good enough for 80% of websites, even an online store. However, you still need to optimize the image size by compressing it, in order to achieve faster loading speed.
- Processor: Apart from the number of processors, you should also take a look at the quality of the hardware. For example: Exabytes VPS hosting comes with Intel E5 and E7 Xeon servers with Broadwell or Haswell architectures which provide effortless resource allocation because of multiple cores. They have proven to work smoothly even in peak hours. You need to have 14nm architecture with a multi-core for multitasking.
- RAM: Check the minimum and recommended RAM configurations for the applications you are going to install, for instance, cPanel and WooCommerce require a minimum RAM of 1GB and WordPress recommends a minimum 512MB of RAM.
Types of Hard Disk
As you know, there are 2 types of hard disk in the market now, which is traditional hard disk (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD). HDD is cheaper but an SSD VPS hosting is still recommended. They reboot fast, offers top notch performance and has transfer speed that is faster than the traditional disk. The SSD is resilient during a power failure, which makes it a perfect fit for VPS hosting. A faster hard drive is necessary because even if the RAM and CPU are fast you need an equally faster storage drive to keep up tp those requests.
Choice of OS
There are plenty of choices when it comes to the operating system you want on your VPS hosting, with the most common ones being Windows and Linux. Linux is an open-source operating system and is cheaper than Windows. The Windows VPS hosting is preferred if you are developing in .NET or if you have applications that are designed for the Windows platform.
Backend Operation Management
There are two types of VPS hosting, managed and unmanaged. If you think that you have the technical skills to handle backend operations of the server like software updates, patches and security you can opt for unmanaged VPS. The unmanaged option can save you some money. But if you prefer not to be burdened by these extra tasks, then you can get help from the hosting provider to do that for you. They can manage the backend operations for a little extra money.
The Bottom Line
It can be difficult at times to choosing the right VPS web hosting service for your project. There are many other factors that should be put into consideration, including support quality, reliability of the providers and the location of the data centre.
Talk to our VPS specialist and get an online quote today. We’ll be pleased to offer the best quotation based on your project and make sure you do not overpay.
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