Ask any website owner what they look for in their website hosting service, and “performance” would be the most likely answer. Good performance plays an important role in a website’s growth. A website with seamless performance offers a better user experience and creates more engagement. As a result, it gets more and more incoming traffic. On the other hand, a slow website with patchy performance soon loses its users.
VPS Server Hosting is an inherently high-performance hosting solution. A VPS Server is not only fast but also affordable. These two factors make VPS Hosting one of the most popular hosting solutions. And the best part about VPS is that you can configure it for better performance.
Before we proceed, let us understand what a VPS Server is –
The VPS Hosting architecture consists of a physical server virtually divided into multiple virtual servers through server virtualisation and a hypervisor. In a VPS, every virtual server is isolated from each other, which guaranteed stability, security and performance. Additionally, with full root access provided with a Linux VPS Server, you can make the necessary changes to your server and improve your VPS Server’s performance.
Here are five tips to boost the performance of your VPS Server
- Optimise your Apache
Apache is the foundation of a Linux VPS Server, and every change to its settings has an impact on the performance of your VPS. While its default settings are good enough to get you started, you must configure it for your requirements to get the best performance out of it. On the other hand, if it is misconfigured, it can hog system resources and slow down your website.
- Keep MySQL updated
MySQL is your database where all your website data is stored. As such, it is a crucial component of your website. MySQL is continuously evolving and improving, and all the improvements and bug fixes are sent out via software updates. With every iterative update, the older versions progressively lose support. So it is best to keep your MySQL updated to the latest version available.
- Optimise your content
Content is the heart of your website. As your website grows, its content will grow. All your scripts, stylesheets, images and other media take up space on your server. If you do not optimise your content, it eats up precious storage space and bandwidth. Unoptimised content hampers performance as it takes more time to reach the user. Optimise your content to improve website performance.
- Cache your content
When a server has to serve the same content again and again, it’s performance may take a hit. A server receives, processes and serves every user request for content separately. It does this process for every request. If the same content is being repeatedly requested, you can cache it and store it in memory so that the server doesn’t have to process it every time.
- Use a Content Delivery Network
A CDN is a next level of caching. Despite the speed of your internet connection, content still takes time to travel between your server and the user’s browser. A CDN makes multiple copies of your website data and stores them across a global network of servers. Whenever a user request is received, their location is analysed, and the content is served from the server located nearest to them.
With a performance boost for your VPS, you can use it for any dynamic, performance-oriented website. The following video explains why VPS Hosting is perfect for high-traffic websites:
If you have not already implemented these five optimisation tips, now’s the time to do so and improve the performance of your VPS Hosting Server.