Define VPS(Virtual private server).

Define VPS(Virtual private server).

Last updated:1/15/2020 12:41:02 AM

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Nishi Tiwari
Nishi Tiwari

Virtual private servers

A VPS hosting plan is lie between a shared server and a dedicated server. It is best suited for website owners that need more control, over the website but not needed a dedicated server. VPS hosting is unique as each website is hosted within its own space on the server, although it shares a physical server with other users. VPS hosting provides customer with more customization and storage space, but still they are not being handle dense traffic and in terms of usage other sites are also affected by other server space. It offers the cost benefits of shared hosting along with the control of dedicated hosting.

MyProject Bazaar
MyProject Bazaar

Definition of VPS Servers: In the arrangement of VPS, one physical web server, splitted into various smaller pieces of server so that each piece of server behave as its own separate server environment. In simple words a VPS is a partitioned piece of huge physical server that comes with its own Operating system (OS), CPU Power, RAM, bandwidth, web space etc.

In this type of hosting arrangement a physical servers are partitioned into various shared servers, Dedicated servers or reseller hosting. A VPS server can be used as a dedicated web server and can easily customized based on the needs of your website. A Virtual private server reacts like a dedicated web server solution without the changes of owning an actual dedicated server. Besides, these servers can be modified based on your needs and website requirements.

Benefits of VPS Hosting:
VPS server hosting comes with numerous of benefits, some of the top benefits are listed below:

Cost-effective option as compare to Cloud servers.

A VPS server can be easily rebooted without have an effect on other VPS’s on the same physical server.

VPS server comes with complete control and access, you can easily install any software applications based on your needs.

In this hosting platform there is no chance of data and resources sharing among other VPS users on the same physical server.

Hosting a website on VPS is one efficient solution available on the web. Dissimilar to a shared server, the Virtual Private servers are not reliant on traffic, visitors and viewers. You will be provided with your own resources including RAM, memory, Bandwidth etc.

VPS is one of the secure and safer hosting option available. All the information and data your website contains are confidential and no one will be having access to them.

Drawbacks of VPS Hosting/Servers:

VPS is less reliable hosting option. In case physical server stops, each of the virtual private servers on the physical server stop.

There is a sharing of computing resources including bandwidth/Data transfer, CPU power, RAM etc. therefore it can be negatively affect you website in case any other VPS on the physical server is consuming more resources due to higher load.

Lack of security features. In case any site owner on the same physical server does not take safety seriously and get affected by malware or virus then it could be affect your VPS negatively.

VPS’s are not scalable because once you encounter your allotted resources, you need to purchase additional resources or need to upgrade your package. This is a time consuming process and you will have to face downtime for few hours or in some situations many be for few days.