Things You Can Do With VPS
Most people know that if you want more power for your website, you should upgrade to a VPS, but many people don’t realize that VPS has a lot of uses other than web hosting. In this article, We are going to talk about the different uses of a VPS.
What is a VPS?
For those of you who don’t know, VPS is short for Virtual Private Server. Basically a VPS virtually mimics a dedicated server environment in a shared server. This happens by virtually separating server resources such as CPU, RAM and storage. You can learn more about this process here.
So what can I do with a VPS?
1- Host a resource-heavy website
The first obvious use-case for a VPS is to host a website with a lot of traffic or has a lot of functionality, hence requiring more resources. There are many reasons why you should upgrade to a VPS which you can learn more about here.
2- Setup a mail server
The reasons to host your own mail server are abundant; some of them are to be sure you’re extra secure, your company has many incoming and outgoing emails which your shared hosting can’t handle or you want to have complete control over your email, and there is no reason not to host your own mail server. Any VPS will be able to handle your emails, even the most basic VPS options. There are many open-source email servers out there such as mailcow; however, you need to be a little bit tech-savvy for this one.
3- Setup a VOIP server
This one is handy if you’re operating a fully remote company with employees from different countries. Hosting your own VOIP server will save you a fortune compared to international calls and is more reliable than most voice call apps.
4-Running a game server
A VPS can easily handle running as a private game server and there’s a few you reason you might want to do so:
- Want to decrease your latency
- You and your friends want to escape a toxic community
- You want to host a tournament
5- Set up a VPN
There are a lot of reasons you might want to set up your own VPS such as making sure your data is secure, you need a virtual location or testing your app in a live setting. If you’re not tech-savvy enough, there are many step-by-step tutorials out there on how to set it up.
6- Managing your IOT devices
Do you use a lot of IOT devices in your home or business? You set up your VPS to act as a hub to manage all your devices and dumb the IOT data.