Back in the “old days” virtual private servers (or VPS’s) were deployed on “traditional” dedicated servers where a single server could be broken up into multiple servers.
This was beneficial for those on a budget as they were able to have their own copy of an Operating System running along with full root access.
However this left many with one major challenge. If a VPS instance needed more resources and the physical dedicated server was full, the entire machine had to be taken offline while additional RAM or hard drive space was added.
Additionally, if the power to the physical unit was interrupted or experienced a hardware failure, every single VPS would go offline. This was a major pain in the butt!
Deploying On The Cloud
As I posted yesterday, the innovation of the Cloud has allowed us to deploy Virtual Private Servers in real-time on top of an extremely high speed and redundant infrastructure.
Additional resources are now available on demand and uptime and reliability have taken on an entirely new level. These were all major catalyst behind me starting Name Hero in 2015.
I dreamed of a hosting platform where users could easily deploy onto the cloud without investing loads of capital (this makes it especially hard on the average startup).
How To Deploy A VPS In Minutes
Back in “the day” you would have to wait sometimes hours for the parent dedicated server to be placed online and providers were still left with a limited amount of VPS inventory.
Within minutes you can register your account and deploy our VPS hosting. I’ve filmed a brief tutorial to show how quick and easy we make this:
As you can see, the entire process takes about 15 minutes and you don’t have to be extremely experienced to get it online.
Basic Configuration & Private Name Servers
Once your cloud VPS is online, there is some very basic configuration you must do to ensure your private name servers and DNS is setup correctly. This is what connects your websites to your new server.
While you’re free to use third-party DNS providers such as Cloudflare, I highly recommend configuring your VPS to have it’s own DNS incase you want to do both.
I also filmed this as I feel like it makes for a much easier follow-along:
We encourage our customers to either register or transfer their primary domain to us as we make it extremely easy to register private name servers. While it’s possible with providers such as GoDaddy and NameCheap, they overcomplicate it in my opinion.
VPS Hosting by NameHero
We’re working really hard here at NameHero to simplify the VPS hosting experience. I’m working on a course titled VPS hosting 101 where I’m going to walk through everything from the very basics to optimizing and hardening WordPress.
Stay tuned to our Blog and our YouTube channel as we’ll be posting updates here as well!
Ryan Gray is the founder and CEO of NameHero, one of the fastest growing independent web hosts in the United States. Ryan has been working online since 1998 and has over two-decades experience in Internet Entrepreneurship.