Shared Hosting Compared to Virtual Personal Server Hosting

Virtual personal servers or shared hosting – which one is right for you and your business’s needs?

Shared hosting does not allow customization, but maintenance cost and responsibility is spread out among the other users you are sharing with.  It is the most common method of hosting, where CPU time, memory, and disk space is shared between all of the users.

This method will be ideal for users who are looking to save money (such as if your start-up business is on its first legs and has a low beginning capital), if you will have a small employee base (shared hosting limits the amount of emails accounts you can set up), if you are expecting small numbers of daily visitors (around 500 daily), and plans to host only your website and maybe a blog or two.

Shared hosting offers the advantage of economy.  For less technically savvy users, it is a relief to have maintenance handled by the server.  As your website expands, you are able to add on additional storage space and there are wide possibilities for installing software, virtualized software included.

Disadvantages can include limited resources, the possibility of having your website’s performance affected by other sites on the server, potential scalability and backup issues, possibilities for security issues, a limited customer support, and having to configure firewalls for various applications.

The shared hosting that we offer comes with many benefits such as unlimited disk space and data transfer.  Check out our unique and economical plan.

VPS hosting allows full customization, but comes along with the responsibility of maintenance.  This host is ideal for businesses with secured data and resource-heavy applications.

VPS hosting will be right for you if you are looking to expand your company, will be using confidential secured data, expect notably increased traffic, intend to add to your employee base (thus needing a greater email capacity), and have plans for hosting multiple websites, blogs, etc.

There are many advantages in virtual hosting, such as the large amount of space and bandwidth, the freedom to change your subscription, extensive scalability and backup options, the ability to configure as you wish, extensive and dedicated customer support, and customizable firewall configurations.

Disadvantages include the need for a dedicated system administrator to stay on top of maintenance and updates, the typically higher price, and certain applications can be fussy in a virtualized environment.

We are able to offer you a very reasonably priced VPS hosting without cutting any corners on the features.  Check out the details.

Virtual Cloud Servers

Virtual Cloud Server Hosting

ASPnix’s VPS servers are scalable and highly reliable machines built to handle any and all of your needs.  If you happen to outgrow your server, it would take only one minute to boost the memory, processing power and/or disk space resources.  Features include complete virtual isolation and customizable server software with administrator control via terminal services.  You can also test our network speed using our own network speed test utility.  We are certain you will love our network speed and service offerings, and with a seven-day money back guarantee, what do you have to lose? See our refund policy article for more information.

If you are not familiar with virtual servers, they can be explained as such: they are servers (computers and various server programs) at someone else’s location that is shared by multiple website owners, so that each owner can use and administer it as though they had complete control of the server.  This is exactly what you are getting when you purchase a VPS server from ASPnix.  We store your server on our virtual cloud so you don’t have to store it yourself, but you will still have complete access to it as if it were your server at your own location.  This setup can save you money, space and processing power which is more efficient and effective for you.


Windows Cloud Virtual Server

  • Clean Templates
  • Remote Desktop Access
  • Up-To-Date Templates
  • Starting at $20 per month

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Linux Cloud Virtual Server

  • Clean Templates
  • Remote SSH Access
  • Up-To-Date Templates
  • Starting at $10 per month

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 Enterprise-Grade Hardware

Your VPS is powered by Supermicro servers with redundant power supplies, Intel Xeon Processors and Samsung data-center grade SSD drives.

 Remote Desktop Access

All Windows-based VPS units support Microsoft’s Remote Desktop for up to 2 simultaneous desktop connections.

 Web-based VPS Management

Our web-based control panel will allow you to easily, start, stop, reset or reinstall your VPS. You can also easily monitor VPS resource usage and more!

 Remote SSH Access

All Linux-based VPS units support remote SSH / SFTP access.

Gigabit Network

All VPS units have full gigabit connections! No throttling, no filtering, no QOS. Just fast throughput!

24/7 Support

Round the clock support for your critical server operations!

Hardware Firewall

Secure your VPS and stop traffic before it gets to your VPS with our hardware firewall options!

VPN Secured Access

Secure your traffic even further with our VPN services! Create a secured tunnel to and from your VPS from your computer, laptop, phone or network (where supported).

Nightly Bare-Metal Backups

Included with all VPS services! Restore your VPS anytime with ease! We also offer custom backup schedules and retention policies to meet your needs!


 Additional Service Addons

We offer many additional addons such as hosted DNS, hosted MySQL and SQL Server database solutions and more!


Operating Systems

The following Operating Systems are available for use with our Virtual Cloud Server packages:

  • Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition (Technical Preview)
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Core Edition (no GUI)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Edition
  • Windows 10 Enterprise Edition
  • FreeBSD 11.0
  • Debian 8.4
  • CentOS 6.x
  • CentOS 7.x
  • Fedora Server
  • Ubuntu Server
  • Red Hat Enterprise 7.2

All Operating System templates are kept up-to-date. If you require an OS install that has no updates installed, please note during the checkout process.

All Operating System templates are clean, no pre-installed services such as IIS, Apache, other bloatware etc. No additional bloat or clutter that other virtual server providers install!

Available Addons

All of our VPS server plans have the option to include add-on services such as hosted Microsoft SQL Server databases, hosted MySQL databases and Hosted Exchange level e-mailed, powered by SmarterMail.  All add-on services are completely optional and are hosted and managed by ASPnix.

  • Hosted MySQL Server 5.7 Databases (up to 20 databases)
  • Hosted SQL Server 2014 Databases (up to 20 databases)
  • Hosted DNS powered by SimpleDNS (unlimited zones) with Zone Editor
  • Hosted E-Mail powered by SmarterMail
  • cPanel Integration – Linux Only
  • PRTG Monitoring, sensor notifications, reports and much more
  • Customizable VPS backup schedules and versioning
  • Additional RDP Connections (Windows Only)
  • VPN Secured Connections
  • Hardware Firewall