February 19, 2020 Technology makes the world a new place

What is Server Virtualisation?

What is Server Virtualisation?

Server virtualisation refers to splitting up the physical server into many virtualised private servers by means of a software called hypervisors. Each virtualised server works independently of others having their own operating system and resources. VPS Hosting utilises this concept to provide users with virtual servers having allocated resources. 

Types of Server Virtualisation

There are three approaches to server virtualisation, and is based on the level of virtualisation each provides:

  1. Machine level virtualisation: Also known as full virtualisation, as it gives the utmost isolation. Each virtual environment runs its own operating system and as an autonomous server. It utilises the host-guest paradigm, where the guest is unaware of the host operating system. However, a hypervisor is used as the management layer between the guest and the host to direct instructions to the CPU.
  2. Paravirtual machine: This model involves porting, which is a modification of the guest’s operating system by the hypervisor. It is better suited for scenarios which require multiple virtual machines. Popular examples of software which uses paravirtual machines include Xen and UML. 
  3.  OS level virtualisation: In this model, the host and the guests use the same operating system. However, different versions of the same operating system can be installed. Examples of OS layer virtualisation are Virtuozzo and Solaris Zones. 

Advantages of server virtualisation:

  1. Reduced expenditure: Server virtualisation not only help in saving on capital expenditure but also reduces operational expenditure. Since the hardware size is reduced, there is lower energy consumption which adds in lower overall cost. This is why a Linux VPS Server is a cost-effective solution for businesses who are not yet ready to purchase a complete physical server. 
  2. Automation: With virtualised servers, many operations could be automated. This eliminates the need to hire more people. The savings on them provides an added advantage. 
  3. Reliability: 
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Do I Need CDN With My Cloud Hosting Plan?

Do I Need CDN With My Cloud Hosting Plan?

Cloud Hosting offers a wide array of benefits to websites like high performance, faster loading times, server redundancy, instant scalability of resources, etc. Hence it is no surprise that over the last decade, Cloud Server Hosting has evolved into a preferred hosting type for many websites. Hence, if you have migrated to Cloud Hosting, chances are, that the performance of your website is at par with that of your competitors. Therefore, it is crucial to look for other methods to improve the speed and performance of your site. In this article, we will talk about a Content Delivery Network (CDN) and how it can enhance your site’s performance.

CDN or Content Delivery Network

A CDN is a network of servers that are interconnected, allowing you to offer a fast-loading website regardless of the geographical location of the visitor. A content delivery network duplicates your site’s databases, content, media, etc. across multiple servers on the network. When a visitor lands on your website, the request is fulfilled by the server which is geographically closest to the visitor. This ensures that there is a minimum time lag between your server and the user, leading to a better site-experience.

While Cloud Hosting offers better site performance as compared to other traditional hosting types, a CDN takes it a step further. Here are some benefits that a CDN can offer to your cloud-hosted website:

1.      Lesser Load on the Server

With search engines and social media platforms being major contributors to website traffic, it is difficult to predict the traffic expected on your site. When multiple users try to access your web server, it can lead to a slow-loading site or you’re your website might even crash. With a CDN, since your site’s content is duplicated across multiple servers, a single server is …

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Market Share of VPS Hosting Is About to Explode In 2020 – Here Are 4 Reasons Why

Market Share of VPS Hosting Is About to Explode In 2020 - Here Are 4 Reasons Why

The robustness of VPS hosting has made it a preferred solution for many businesses to host their website. In addition to the server uptime, low latency and bandwidth advantages that VPS facilitates, it also gives websites many benefits that catapult their web presence.

One of the things worth mentioning about the progress of VPS is the surge in its demand, globally. Though we have seen technologies like the cloud being adapted rampantly, research data by industry mavericks tells us a different story. VPS hosting is on the rise and how. At a staggering 15.3% CAGR over a period of three years, VPS is here to stay.

This article seeks to unfold the story as to how the market share in India for VPS hosting is about to explode in 2020 and why. So without further delay, here goes:

1. Linux holds a larger market size and is still relevant

Many companies today engage with Linux-based applications because the market and customers demand so. So, it would be fair to say that since Linux-based applications are in vogue, the market size of VPS hosting is also increasing day by day. A key factor that has driven the growth of VPS’ market share is the affinity of developers to reduce all the hardware at their data centers and their overall infra. Since developers and business owners alike want less bulk when it comes to security infrastructure, one can say that there is an even greater scope for VPS hosting to rise since the technology relies on virtualization more than physical assets.

2. Larger enterprises hold a higher market share

Since large enterprises are moving towards hardware which is lesser in volume but better in performance, one can safely say that VPS , especially in India for VPS hosting is touted to grow …

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How to Determine the Amount of Bandwidth Requirement for My VPS?

How to Determine the Amount of Bandwidth Requirement for My VPS?

While choosing a web hosting plan, it is important to determine the amount of bandwidth that you would need for your website. Many hosting providers advertise unlimited bandwidth, but when you look closely, you find that there is always a catch to it. Hence, it is best to assess your bandwidth requirements before buying a VPS hosting plan. In this article, we will talk about how you can determine the amount of bandwidth required for your VPS Hosting Plan.

Bandwidth is the maximum amount of data that you can transfer within a specific time. Usually, many users confuse bandwidth with data transfer. Here’s the difference: ‘data transfer’ is the amount of data you can transfer in a month, whereas ‘bandwidth’ is how fast you can transfer it. Hence, higher bandwidth means better speed and connectivity for your website.

How to determine the bandwidth requirement for your VPS?

While some users prefer purchasing more bandwidth than is actually required, some others prefer to start small and scale up as the need arises. However, we recommend that you spend some time to determine your bandwidth requirement to get the right hosting service. Follow these steps to calculate:

  1. Find the average page size of your website
  2. Multiply it by the average number of visitors per month
  3. Multiply the result from the step above by the average number of pages viewed per visitor

Therefore,

How to determine the bandwidth requirement for your VPS?

The result will give you an idea about the current bandwidth needed by your site. If you are planning to purchase a hosting plan, then you need to factor in traffic spikes as well as business growth. Typically, site owners allow for a 50 per cent spread to cover these factors.

If you are looking to calculate bandwidth requirement with redundancy but WITHOUT user …

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