When do you need a Virtual Private Server?A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is used when there are special requirements of a web site and a shared web hosting plan is not suitable.
A VPS gives greater isolation from impact of other web sites, allows for custom 'tweaks' to Apache, php, the operating System, and the implementation of additional modules, scripts or code which may not be possible with a Shared Hosting account (or plan), because of the potential impact on other websites on the same server.
Using a Managed VPS
Fully Managed, less Hassle
Red Rook will take the hassle out of managing the the Server for you. We still give you access to a Control Panel (such as cPanel), and we will work with you on any needed customisations. Red Rook will upgrade, patch and secure your server as needed to keep things running at all times and up-to-date.
Value for Money
A VPS is less expensive than a Dedicated Server:
a) Dedicated server rack space in the datacentre is not required; and
b) Resources are scalable to need, and customised VPS Plans are available.
Replication and Uptime
Server hardware is more reliable than when we first started hosting operations some 18 years ago, and all of Red Rook’s servers are high class IBM Server hardware. However, in the event an entire server fails, a Dedicated Server would need to be rebuilt from scratch and restored from a customers backups (if the customer has them!). It can take considerable time to bring the server back online.
All of Red Rook VPSs are REPLICATED to alternate hardware every day. If server hardware fails, we enable the replica of your VPS on the alternate hardware and you can be back online within minutes!
Resources and Speed
All of the Red Rook server hardware is configured to have for more resources than are actually required. This means that no VPS server hardware is overloaded with too many VPSs.
- FULLY managed, less hassle to keep running.
- Value for Money. Only pay for what you need. Much cheaper than a Dedicated Server.
- VPSs are REPLICATED to alternate hardware. Replicas can be enabled in minutes if required.