What is the difference between VPN and VPS?

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VPN: Virtual Private Network
VPS: Virtual Private Server
What's the difference between them?
 

SenseiSteve

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Very simply, the difference between the two is that one (the VPN) is a point to point connection using tunneling protocols (over the Internet) between a host (private network) and a client, and other (a VPS) is a virtual server sold by a web hosting provider.
 

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To put in a simple word VPN ( which stand for Virtual Private Network ) is a private network (secured ) over a public network. E.g. Me and you can have a a VPN which will connect over the internet.

VPS ( Virtual Private Server ), is more a virtual machine that happened to be over a server ( a hosting company can have many of those over a single dedicated server.
 

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a vpn is just something that changes the ip on your computer or an intermediary when you connect online. So it shows as if you're connecting from somewhere else. A VPS is a server, it's a small computer in the cloud you can access and run processes and software on. You can also use it to browse the net or work on it. They're popular for hosting websites or running software on the cloud so everyone in a company can access it.
 

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You can Google about it...you may find some of the good articles on it in google.
 

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Think of VPS as a shared Office, You can use the resources of the Office upto your shared limits. Since your office is shared your communication channel like your phone is also shared. But you want your communication to be encrypted thats when you use a VPN.
 
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