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Frequently Asked Questions: Los Angeles VPS

Frequently Asked Questions: Best Los Angeles VPS We know that many shoppers who visit LowEndBox to find a cheap VPS, cheap dedicated server or something else prefer that it be hosted in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles datacenter market is one of the most well connected locations in the entire world, and does a great job serving users from all around the globe – including Asia, which can sometimes be difficult due to traffic slowdowns between the United States and China.

LowEndBox recently published a list of the Best Cheap Los Angeles VPS Providers and we are following that up now with a Frequently Asked Questions article on Los Angeles specifically. If you are not familiar with what a Virtual Private Server (VPS) is you can learn more by reading our general Frequently Asked Questions post about VPS technology.

Why should I choose a Los Angeles VPS?

A VPS hosted in Los Angeles provides you with excellent connectivity to Asia, United States, Oceania, and more. Another benefit of hosting in Los Angeles is that you are in a major metropolitan city with access to the major internet carriers.

Is a Los Angeles VPS Asia Optimized?

If the Los Angeles VPS provider has various Chinese network carriers in the network blend, such as China Telecom, China Mobile, or China Unicom – it is an asia optimized network. Don’t forget to ask your provider for a test IP and looking glass before ordering. LowEndBox features various Los Angeles based VPS providers which include an Asia Optimized network by standard.

What is VPS hosting used for?

A VPS hosting service is one of the most popular hosting services you can choose for your website, project, or application! It uses virtualization technology (such as KVM) to provide you with private resources on a server.

How do I get set up with a VPS?

On LowEndBox.com, you can find various VPS offers from hundreds of different trusted providers, with VPS servers as low as $1/month and up.

Can I use my VPS as a VPN?

Yes, you can use your VPS as a VPN. As VPS servers come with full root access, you can install OpenVPN software (or any other VPN software of your choice) to set up a VPN server on your VPS. Don’t forget to check out LowEndBox’s Tutorials section for more tips and tricks!

How long does it take to set up a VPS?

Nowadays, thanks to enhanced technology and platforms, most VPS providers offer instant set up/provisioning – which means you don’t need to wait to start using your new VPS after ordering. Double check and ask your provider if they do not advertise a setup timeframe. 

How many websites can I host on a VPS?

With a VPS – you are only limited by the amount of resources you have on the VPS (and that is: disk space, RAM, bandwidth, etc).  Unlike shared hosting, there is no specific limit to the number of websites/domains you can host within a server. The beauty of having a virtual environment with a VPS is that most providers nowadays support upgrading your VPS at any time based on your needs. Therefore, your server can grow as your demand grows.

Jon Biloh

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