VPS Hosting is a cost-effective website hosting solution for business in India – big or small. Growing business, especially, lean towards opting for a VPS Server due to the scalability, affordability and root access. VPS Hosting is available in two OS variants – Linux VPS and Windows VPS. While the popularity and widespread use of Windows OS makes it easier to adopt, the licensing fee might add to the costs. Linux VPS is open-source, making it extremely popular. However, due to the unfamiliarity with the interface, users may find it difficult to configure and maintain a Linux VPS Server. Faulty server practices can severely degrade the performance of your Linux VPS. 

In this article, we discuss a few tips that will help you enhance your Linux VPS performance.

Here are a few things you can do to enhance your Linux VPS Server’s performance:

  1. Uninstall or disable unrequired components:
    The first thing you can do to enhance the performance of your Linux VPS is to disable or uninstall any unwanted applications or software or all other extra components which are not in your active use. If all these components remain in active mode or enabled mode, they will eat up a considerable amount of your RAM and take up space on your storage charts as well. Uninstalling or disabling these applications will not only free up the valuable storage space but also speed up your server processes.
  2. Regularly update your system:
    Generally, people just ignore the consistent pop-ups regarding any system configuration updates just to save the time and effort of going through the entire process. However, only a few know that these system updates are like supplements to your VPS. The more you keep delaying it, the more it will degrade your VPS Server’s performance. Hence, the moment you see a system upgrade pop-up, you must let it install as soon as possible. 
  3. Check for MySQL configuration:
    MySQL is a heavy application that uses a lot of your system RAM. If you feel that your system’s performance is lowered, then you must check for its configuration. For example, you can decrease the MySQL Cache size if the server instance is using a lot of memory. This will decrease the load on RAM hence enhancing the overall performance. 
  4. GUI is an additional feature, remove it:
    Although most people are more familiar with graphical interfaces which are more interactive and explanatory, having them with a Linux OS is not a major requirement. When you work on a Linux VPS Hosting in India, there is no need for an additional, storage and RAM-consuming GUI. This is so because, with Linux, every instruction can be run on the command-line saving a lot of memory. 
  5. Restore and fine-tune your modules:
    Linux is an extensive operating system that works in collaboration with several other applications and features. It comes pre-installed with a number of supporting features and apps for its initial implementation. However, not every business needs each and every component that is being offered as a part of the initial comprehensive package. Hence, reviewing what all things sit on your system, churning away a significant amount of RAM, can be a great start to performance enhancement. One of the most critical components is the Apache web server applications that need to be defined in terms of the required capacity. 

Adopting a few best practices in terms of system maintenance and upkeep can boost up the performance of your Linux VPS to a great extent. Burdening the server with multiple unrequired components brings down the speed and efficiency of your server. Therefore, learn to identify the unnecessary applications, software and systems, optimize your server, configure the applications and fine-tune the systems to enhance the performance of your Linux VPS Server.