Is a VPS slower than a Dedicated Server?

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This question is always in my mind when I suppose that a dedicated is better and faster than a VPS. I'm on an Linux VPS. Could be my imagination, of course. What about you?
 

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It's all a question of resources, if the VPS has more cores, RAM etc then of course it will out perform a dedicated server. Same goes for a dedicated server out performing a VPS.
 

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This question is always in my mind when I suppose that a dedicated is better and faster than a VPS. I'm on an Linux VPS. Could be my imagination, of course. What about you?
For web hosting, a dedicated server is not better and faster than a VPS. Even for my personal usage, I always create some VPS on a dedicated server. Because if you are the only user of a dedicated server, it will not make any differences to run your web server or your control panel. And with VPS you can limits the resources usage when it's harder with a dedicated server.
VPS also provide some features like backup, migrations, ability to be resized quickly.
 

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It all depends on what resources your website needs.

If you have maxed out on ram, AND your site performance is being inhibited by the low amount of available RAM, then yes, upgrading to a dedicated server with more ram. The same goes for cores, space, uplink speed, etc.

The biggest inhibiting factors on a VPS are:
Some hosts overselff resources and/or only give "shared" resources.
Disk IO can be a problem. If the host does not have adequate disk arrays in place, IO can really slow you down.
Uplink speed. The physical node will have a set uplink speed (determind by how it physically connects to the switch). All VPS's on the node have to share this uplink.

Can a dedicated server be faster then a VPS? Yes!
Can a VPS be faster then a dedicated server? Yes!

It all depends on what you have, compared to what your site needs.
 

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Dedicated servers are always having better resources than any VPS servers hence i think a VPS can be compared to a dedicated server.
 

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Generally looking dedicated should be better, but in real life it isn't.
Its all depends on servers hardware and network connection, you can find servers with very low spec.
 

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Simply not true. I have seen pleanty of really mediocre dedicated servers with processors that are 10 years old, 4 gb ram, etc. Meanwhile you could get a VPS with a modern processor and scale resources as you need.
 

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With a VPS there is the added overhead on the server(dedicated) for the virtualization software. But that really doesn't seem to matter anymore. Virtualization software is so well written now that you really can't tell a difference if you are on the actual dedicated server hardware or a vps.
 

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As everyone has mentioned, it can go either way depending on what resources there are.

You usually get better value for money when choosing a VPS over Dedicated Server specs and features wise.
 

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Can a VPS be faster then a dedicated server? Yes!
When this happens?

When it runs on a faster dedicated server if compared with other VPS?

For web hosting, a dedicated server is not better and faster than a VPS. Even for my personal usage, I always create some VPS on a dedicated server.
I want to ask if a VPS is always created by a dedicated server or what?
 

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VPS accounts can be faster than Dedicated Servers depending on how they are configured and the resources available to them.

Yes, VPS accounts can only be created on Dedicated Servers.
 

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Agree with the previous replies. If the dedicated server configured with the more resources and configuration then it will be faster, RAM, CPU allocated will decide whether dedicated server is fast or VPS.

If you have configured your dedicated server with the adequate resources then definitely you can configure your VPS on the dedicated server.
 
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