Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are used by businesses to communicate on a private network while still using the internet. Because they are closed systems controlled by the company, they are not open to outside traffic from the public. When a VPS is used, companies’ network needs are simplified, its extended telecommunication capabilities are enhanced, and then its options for global networking are much improved.
Also, it alters the company’s need for widearea network (WAN) processing. Before a company decides to use VPS to create private networks, management needs to consider the system’s reliability, scalability and who is going to design and run the network. In some case, VPS are maintained by the company itself, but given the scale of the operation, other companies opt to use an outside contractor to manage its VPS and virtual private network.
Namesco offers both Linux- and Windows-based VPS that are built to deliver high performance, tremendous reliability and unparalleled resilience.
They feature user-friendly control panels, which make them easier for use as an email or hosting system for the company. The feature-rich Plesk 9.5 control panels include software firewall, customizable interface, SMTP/POP3/IMAP mail, PHP 5/Perl/Python support, and unlimited MySQL databases.Nameco also manages security and updates, so the company can focus on running its business, rather than maintaining its VPS. Namesco VPS feature Dual Intel Xeon L5520 Quad-Core CPUs; 48GB DDR3 1333MHz RDIMM RAM; 6 x 600GB 15000 RPM SAS HDDs; RAID 10 configured in Hardware; and redundant power supplies. Because the company is so committed to customer satisfaction, they also come with a one-month no questions asked guarantee.
VPS operate by using a special vocabulary that describes its components. They come in two common types – remote access (also known as a virtual private dial-up network) and site-to-site access.
The former is used by companies with a lot of remote users who need to call in to go to work, and they must rely on secure connections because many users could be calling from international locations. Typically, remote users’ computers are loaded with software that automatically allows them to use a toll-free number in order to make the connection with the VPS. Once the connection is made, the VPS verifies their identity before allowing them access to the corporate network. Encryption is sometimes used to further protect the company’s VPS.
VPS are used when a company requires more security and reliability than public access internet can provide, such as when a company commonly deals with confidential or even highly classified information and data. Although VPS typically requires an additional investment by the purchasing company, the security and convenience provided by VPS are often worth the money, especially if the data or information needs to be protected. Sometimes companies allow outside users to log into their VPS. This is referred to as site-to-site extranet. But VPS typically come with security protocols that prevent outside users from accessing protected information while still being able to utilize the server, including passwords and firewalls.