TL; DR: As one of Southeast Asia’s largest virtual private server providers, VPS Malaysia differentiates itself through niche products, including Masternode and Forex servers. VPS providers will play an increasingly important role for app and IoT developers as broadband adoption and the tech sector are expected to skyrocket in Malaysia in the coming years. VPS Malaysia’s emphasis on research, development, and low-cost deployments will help the local tech sector thrive, and help the company expand internationally.
Although virtual private servers have been around for many years, their status as a go-to solution for distributed processing and storage didn’t take off until the early 2010s. Before then, VPS solutions were robust but sometimes costly, and those costs skyrocketed in regions underserved by tech giants.
But an explosive growth of connectivity in the last few years has helped fuel the transition to distributed cloud computing. For example, mobile broadband’s greater accessibility means high-bandwidth operations that used to make sense on local wired networks now thrive wirelessly.
In Malaysia, Ericsson estimates that mobile broadband usage will increase from 4.6GB per device per month in 2019 to 25GB per month by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 33%. The return on investment of VPS solutions looks much more favorable in broadband-rich circumstances compared with the alternatives. And VPS Malaysia offers businesses an affordable entry point to cloud computing.
“VPS Malaysia was started in 2012 because our CEO could not find a cheap VPS in the country, and all other providers were selling at a high price,” a spokesperson for VPS Malaysia said about the company’s origins. “The CEO had a small hosting business in the United States at the time, and he had experience and knew the details of hosting. That background prompted him to build an affordable VPS provider in Malaysia.”
In that kind of high-growth ecosystem, many VPS providers risk turning into commodity services. That’s where market differentiation in customer service and niche specialties comes into play.
“The VPS Malaysia team performs significant research and development to offer high-efficiency, high-performance servers at reasonable price points,” the spokesperson said.
The company has grown into one of the top VPS providers in Malaysia and plans to build on that success by branching out internationally.
Apps and IoT Platforms Fuel Demand for VPS Services
Virtual private servers provide a vital link supporting various mobile apps, cold-storage data archives, and Internet of Things hardware. Consider something as simple as a home-network security camera. It’s controlled through a server, and footage is stored on a server; the camera itself doesn’t store the data or offer meaningful on-device settings tweaks.
A decade ago, support for that type of technology fell to either enterprises that controlled their own networks or to hobbyists eager to tinker with emerging technology. Today, hosting solutions are ubiquitous and easy to use for ordinary consumers, in part because they rely on low-cost VPS backends. With VPS options now a core part of the tech ecosystem, independent software vendors responded accordingly.
“The biggest shifts we see are lots of software and devices now moving online, using cloud storage or processing,” the VPS Malaysia spokesperson said. “Stuff like IOT, forex automated trading and mobile apps, too. Thus, the demands of hosting are increasing.”
In recent years, Malaysia has come into its own as a tech hotspot in Southeast Asia. In 2019, for example, the country’s tech sector grew by a projected 4%. Simultaneously, IoT and related connected devices are predicted to skyrocket, with one estimate by IDC suggesting that, by 2025, these devices will generate nearly 80 zettabytes of data worldwide.
VPS Malaysia supports this growth through a combination of flexible services and routine consumer engagement.
“We provide a range of hosting services by supporting our customers with their basic needs and even as their businesses grow,” the spokesperson said. “Our price-to-performance ratio is high, and our team discusses customer feedback every two weeks. Our team designs products based on customer feedback.”
To keep up with evolving and growing demand, the company plans to expand beyond Malaysia in 2021. In addition, VPS Malaysia caters to customer-identified niche markets with appropriate product suites for each. For example, the company offers a line of Forex servers, a relatively rare product offering among VPS providers.
Customers Can Choose From Windows, Linux, or Forex Servers
“We work closely with potential customers to understand their requirements and design customized solutions to solve their hosting needs,” the VPS Malaysia spokesperson said. “We specialize in providing dedicated servers and VPS hosting, including Forex VPS, Windows VPS, and Linux VPS. That’s why we are the largest cloud VPS provider in Malaysia.”
As a top-tier provider, VPS Malaysia offers standard solutions, including reseller hosting plans and web hosting packages. The company’s products include free setup, no long-term contracts, and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Its services are competitive, featuring higher-end hardware and individual control panels. The web-host packages, for example, deploy optimized for WordPress and include the Softculous script installer.
Standard VPS configurations include a Linux server running OpenVZ virtualization software supporting six different Linux distributions out-of-the-box and a Linux kernel-based virtual machine. The Linux KVM implements a kernel-level hypervisor instead of relying on virtualization software. The Windows VPS solution supports four resource tiers, each with its own control panel, a dedicated IP address, and 100 Mbps of bandwidth standard.
The company supports more specialized solutions, including a Masternode VPS optimized for coin mining and secured cold-wallet storage and a Forex VPS. The Forex solution runs several simultaneous MetaTrader 4 instances and supports 24/7 remote trading. VPS Malaysia guarantees 99.9% uptime and even deploys Forex servers in New York, Amsterdam, and Malaysia to reduce latency for trades.
“We cater to niche markets and develop different products for each niche, such as Forex VPS Hosting, which is exclusively designed for Forex Traders to run their MT4 24/7,” the spokesperson said. “We develop new technology and products for customers based on user
experience and keep making improvements to provide more value for them.”
VPS Malaysia: A Leading Provider of Services and Speciality Solutions
Malaysia’s growth projections in both broadband access and its tech sector size mean that the country of more than 33 million people will be a significant player on the global economic stage in the years ahead. The World Bank’s “Doing Business 2020” report places Malaysia at No. 12 out of 190 economies for its improved business climate for domestic small and medium-sized businesses. The country is an attractive investment destination and receives high rankings for improving the process of obtaining construction permits and protecting minority investors, among other advancements.
The tech industry relies on virtual private servers, and they likely power your favorite app, IoT device, or cold-storage backup service.
VPS Malaysia has grown from being an early startup player to a top-ranked provider in Malaysia, owing to its low-cost yet robust service portfolio, and its special services for coin mining and Forex trading. The company’s frequent engagement with consumers, emphasis on feedback, and its industry-standard hosting features make the company competitive on both costs and features.
The VPS Malaysia spokesperson also noted that the company’s founder began by selling VPS services at half the price other hosting providers charged at the time. “His goal is to provide a reasonable VPS price so every Malaysian could enjoy affordable VPS hosting,” the spokesperson said.
And soon, that value proposition will expand beyond Malaysia’s borders.