There are a number of small business web hosting solutions available on the Internet, but one of the most common is virtual private servers. These servers are ideal since they offer you superior features, such as those offered by dedicated server hosting, but at a cost that is suitable for small businesses. In the past, these businesses relied on shared hosting, which had various limitations. The only way that such a business could get a hosting solution without such limitations was through expensive dedicated server hosting. Canadian web hosting companies addressed this by creating virtual private servers, which came without limitations, and at a fraction of the cost.
Virtual private servers are created by dividing a dedicated server into smaller servers. The hosting server control access to hardware resources, but leaves you with full functionality when it comes to setting up the server by providing root access. You can install, and change any software that you might wish to. The security of the private virtual server is under your full control. Run maintenance tasks whenever you need to without waiting for technical support to do it for you.
Simply put, with virtual private servers, you are running your own dedicated server, without having to put out a large financial outlay.