VPS vs Shared Hosting

Written by Swapnil on September 25, 2008 – 10:44 am -

Why most of the users prefer VPS and Not Shared Hosting….

VPS provides some interesting feature which are also available with Dedicated servers.

* Full Root Access & ability to install customized script.
* Define the server environment for customer.
* Isolated and protected from other domain on the server which may be abusing the server or overusing server resources.
* Dedicated mail, MySQL, FTP, http server.
* Dedicated Outgoing MailServer IP.

We can consider SHARED HOSTING is like living in an apartment building and sharing your neighbours’ problems. You hear their music through the wall. If one of them leaves the main door open, your security is at risk.

On a shared server, all the website hostings share the operating system and resources. Problems with your neighbours’ website hostings can slow down the server performance or require it to be shut down while the problem is being fixed. The slowdowns may also resulted from having too many website hostings on a server. Your site’s security depends in part on decisions made by your web host and, perhaps, your neighbours too.

Depending on your neighbours and, to a larger extent, your web host, you may have few or no problems with a shared hosting account. By sharing the resources, the cost is more economical than a VPS Hosting. Furthermore, for a basic website hosting, you require little or no technical knowledge to maintain your website hosting.

The majority of website hostings are on shared servers.

Where VPS Hosting HOSTING is more like living in a townhouse with your own private yard, and without ever hearing your neighbours. The only common area you share is the parking area and entrance; all traffic goes through one network port. In contrast to apartments or shared hosting accounts, you pay more for a VPS Hosting, but you can do what you want with the space, and your neighbors’ problems aren’t your problems.

VPS Hosting gives you the features and functionality of a dedicated server without the cost of building and maintaining one. If you need to host unlimited domains, have complete control of your environment and run your own applications, then you will benefit from having a VPS Hosting. In addition, a VPS Hosting provides the ability to manage your dedicated environment directly through SSH or Remote Desktop Connection. In addition, you can add a control panel like cPanel to our Linux VPS Hosting Plus plan. The control panel enables the administrative user to perform actions to their VPS Hosting immediately, without having to contact support to have a technician to complete any necessary requests.


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How you can take database backups on linux

Written by AlanV on September 20, 2008 – 11:27 am -

MySQL is most popular and common database used in linux, unix and all
cPanel, Plesk servers ,
PostgreSQL is also used but it is not as widely use as MySQL

A. MySQL database backup

mysqldump is used to take the backup of MySQL databases

# mysqldump database_name > backupfile.sql
This will generate the backup of MySQL databases in .sql file

To restore dumps you can use mysql command

# mysql database_name < backupfile.sql

B. PostgreSQLdatabase backup

It is easy method to take PostgreSQL database backup

# pg_dump databaseame > databasename.pgdump

Restore the database from the dump

# cat databasename.pgdump | psql databasename

If database is large then you can use gzip to redeuce size if backup file

# pg_dump databasename | gzip > databasename.dump.gz

Then restore the dunp into database

gunzip -c databasename.dump.gz | psql databasename


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