Italy as a nation has shown amazing growth from being the weakest post World War II to being the most stable strongest. But despite the fantastic advancement, the average growth isn’t high. This is the result of imbalance advancement within the country which had led to a promotion of growth in north Italy being an industrial region that outshine many of its European contenders while the popularity of agriculture as a profession remained high in southern Italy. To bring about a balance and rise the ladder on the global economy market, Italy has decided to embrace a fiscal policy approach as it recovers from the economic impacts of Covid-19.
Speaking of the pandemic, the economy of Italy has been severely impacted as renewed cases of Covid-19 have gripped the nation post relaxation of lockdown. Since the country majorly relies on small businesses and independent workers, the renewed wave of pandemic and its countermeasures has left this sector with finances that are struggling to meet the cost of living. This has led to a severe unrest but the government is taking severe measures to bring back normality by 2021 and the draft budget showed the growth to bounce back to 5.7% which only 0.1% below the estimate had the pandemic never occurred.
The ICT sector has great value among large and medium businesses contributing 25% and 23% respectively. Information and Communication Technology was set to expand on 2020 with 16% companies looking to invest in ICT. The pandemic has hampered that growth. The investments which were looking to explore various interfaces were redirected in small amounts to other parts of ICT like cloud infrastructures, cybersecurity, broadband and more. The concentration of ICT companies is greater in Rome and Milan.
In 2015, 97,000 active companies constituted of many large, well-known organizations and multiple small and medium enterprises employed 390,000 people. National Agency of Foreign Investment said that this stat was only second to the UK, which is more than France and Germany in the European continent.
According to Innovative International Consulting, the major focus in this market has been on e-health, e-government and cloud computing way before the arrival of the pandemic in the country which has helped the public survive through the crises to some extend. The damage to the economy is still undeniable but the recovery with the help of cloud infrastructure in place is estimated to be swift.
VPS Hardware & Software
You have decided to lease a VPS and you see various offers and can't seem to decide on what to focus on; the RAM? the disk-space? or the CPU? Let’s break the hardware component down for better understanding.
How much RAM should you look to get? - The most important part of the hardware for a VPS. This depends on what applications you would be installed on your server as well as the number of requests your server processes (how many visitors you expect on your server). If you wish to install the services needed to run a website, each service requires RAM.
If the RAM is too little in size, the server will begin to swap meaning it will store less-used parts of the memory on the hard disk and when it is required again, it stores other parts of the RAM on the hard disks and gets back the ones it needs.
This process will slow down your VPS noticeably. The most important thing is to ensure that you have enough RAM to run all of your processes. For a web server, with MySQL database installed and average traffic, 2 GB RAM should be just enough for your VPS.
Every time a visitor visits your website the webserver has to create a process to serve the request. This means the need for RAM from the server to spawn the processes increases. So, if you know you have a lotof visitors in the hundreds of thousands per month, you can expect that you need double the RAM. A VPS with a minimum of 4 GB RAM is the best option for you.
Disk-space - It is to be noted that shared hosting VPS will not hold only your website on the disk. The server needs space for other websites as well, the operating system, kernel updates, backups, and log files also require space to be stored. Therefore, a minimum of 10-20 GB should be enough depending on how much and type of data you require to store on your VPS.
What CPU is recommended? - For operations that need a lot of processing power, you'll need a CPU. The CPU is always a little bit bored on a VPS with regular web server services.
So, you can go with a 1 CPU package, but, if the offer of a VPS is in a good price value relation, a 2 CPU package may be a better option for you if you expect heavy traffic like an e-commerce website.
VPS hardware without software is of no use to anyone. The most important software on any server is its operating system. There are two types of operating systems used on VPS; Linux OS and Windows OS.
Linux-based hosting solutions use the Linux open-source software. Since there is no need to buy licenses for installing and running specific Linux programs and add-ons, website owners can save money.
Any other software to be installed on the VPS depends on the need of the owner. What you intend to use the VPS for determines what other software gets installed on it.