VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. As the name implies, the entire principle of VPS hosting revolves around virtualization. With this technology, entire servers can be ‘sliced’ and allocated to different people.

Virtual servers share a single physical server, called the NODE. With Virtualization, each slicehas its own Operating System (OS), applications, resources, and configurations. This gives the users the benefit of being able to set up and configure their space as if the entire NODE belonged to them. Giving them a high degree of flexibility along with an added element of privacy – for a fraction of the cost of a dedicated server.

To recap, A VPS is a partitioned space on a server that has the characteristics of an entireserver itself. Each server can have multiple VPS accounts on it.

Virtualization technology assesses the server as a whole and then divides resources up among different accounts based on what those account holders ordered. For example, if the server has 64GB of RAM, the host may split that up in 10 or more parts.

Each account holder will then be assigned the amount of RAM as ordered in their hosting contract. The resources allocated to each account are only for that account and will not be shared with other accounts.

The biggest difference between a shared and VPS hosting is how server resources are being shared.

From a client’s viewpoint, a VPS host means:

  • Enhanced site security – Your website(s) / emails / applications will be hosted in an isolated environment. If anything, untoward happens to another account on the VPS, it will not affect you;
  • Guaranteed resources – Memory, Processing time, storage, etc will be allocated and never be shared with other clients.
  • Freedom of choice – You have root access, choice of Operating System, Control Panels, Firewalls, Mail Clients etc. and more

VPS hosting is the perfect balance between price, performance, security, and privacy.