As technology has become more advanced there is more stuff to understand and keep up with than ever before. For the average person, there are too many developments to stay on top of as well as working, socializing, eating and sleeping. The developments happen too quickly and there are just not enough hours in the day for people to manage to keep completely up to date with tech-related procedures. The best piece of advice that we ever got from a technician was that if you’re commonly running into problems with your VPS serve then the best thing to do is to swap to a new one as the right vps server will make all the difference, they are designed well and whilst problems may occur, it shouldn’t happen often. If you only occasionally have problems then we’ve made a helpful summarised guide of everything VPS that you need to know.

What is a VPS server?

The technicians we spoke to had to explain everything, even the very basics so this was the first question that they answered. So, if you, like us, didn’t even know what VPS stands for, it stands for Virtual Private Server. A serve is something within a computer, they usually have a lot of power as the purpose of a server is to store a large quantity of data and information to make up something such as a website. When you search for a website, their server will boot up that computer and allow you to see whatever website you searched for on your screen. The private part is pretty straightforward as that means only you can access the server and for the virtual part, this is simply splitting that massive amount of information up into multiple more manageable servers.

How does a VPS server work?

Now we all know what a VPS server is, the next thing to understand is how a VPS server actually works. The answers we were given to this by technicians were quite technical so we’ve tried to keep it as simple as possible. A VPS server is at its most basic, a server that is running within another server, so the main server you will still be sharing with many other users, but the VPS within this will be private and only accessible by you. Your VPS is like a compartment within the bigger server that is surrounded by virtual walls, this is what stops anyone else from being able to access it. This keeps absolutely everything separate from other users, from memory to disk space and everything else in between.

Why should I use a VPS?

We were given a long list of reasons why people should switch to using a VPS so we’ve summed up the most important ones. If you’re worried about security then a VPS is the perfect solution, it will have many enhanced security features, makes websites much more reliable, and makes things like online payments much more secure. Another main reason is that if you’re running a website and it is becoming more popular, you don’t want it to start crashing or going slowly as this will lose lots of the traffic directed to your site, by switching to a VPS you’ll be much more suited to deal with high volumes of traffic problem-free. Other reasons included if your website is already running slow if you have an online shop if your budget is tight or if you’re frequently running into server errors.

What problems may occur that I need to repair?

There can be a wide range of issues with a VPS server, but overall they still seemed like they were much better to use than a regular server. Some of the most common problems that people run into with VPS servers are security issues, although there are enhanced security measures there can still be security-related issues, for example, if a website receives abuses, this can affect the entire server and cause the whole server to shut down. This kind of problem is usually caused by a customer, a technical issue, or by a hacker purposely trying to shut down your server. The other main issues that occur related to the actual server itself, sometimes if a server is not as reliable as you may have thought it was going to be, then the hardware may not be adequate for the task it’s performing, sometimes this happens if the server provider is overselling their resources.

How do I run a VPS repair?

Although problems don’t commonly occur, it’s important to know how to identify and fix them in case they do. To highlight and resolve any issues you need to run a VPS repair which is much easier than it may seem. You need to make sure that your server is in rescue mode, this temporarily changes your VPS into an operating system so you can deal with any issues. You should be able to find the rescue mode in your menu section of your VPS. All you have to do is select to boot this mode up and then this function will do all the work for you. There will be a progress bar whilst you wait and when this reaches 100% it will tell you of any issues and provide the best advice on how to deal with them.