Uptime: What is their SLA regarding up-time? Can you afford to have your business down for days? You should always aim for 99.9% uptime since a 99% uptime is equivalent to 4 whole days of downtime (for a yearly period), which is not acceptable in today’s competitive market. This report by hyperspin monitors the uptime of various hosting providers and you can use it as a guide before deciding which one to choose.
On the other hand, a managed VPS server is all set up for you to use almost immediately. It is the best solution for both individuals and businesses – even those who are fairly tech-savvy already. The hosting provider takes care of all of the technical tasks like setting up the server to be user-friendly, configuring it for your purposes and maintaining the server as long as you are using it.
Designed to meet the demands of large-scale, performance-intensive workloads, NDV Virtual Machines are built on massively scalable, high-performance cloud infrastructure, powered by HP’s CloudSystem. NDV Virtual Machine offerings are available in both pre configured Reserved Capacity Packages and Custom Configurations. The Custom Configuration offering allows you to customize and size every aspect of your machine including upgrading / downgrading resource allocations, operating system selection, connectivity, managed services and many more. The self service client portal allows you to change the configurations at any time.
A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system (OS), and customers may have superuser-level access to that operating system instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS. For many purposes they are functionally equivalent to a dedicated physical server, and being software-defined, are able to be much more easily created and configured. They are priced much lower than an equivalent physical server. However, as they share the underlying physical hardware with other VPSes, performance may be lower, depending on the workload of any other executing virtual machines.