What is VPS?

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Can someone explain VPS in a REALLY simple manner? How can someone benefit from doing so and what risks can VPS bear? Im trying to acquaint myself with the web world that's why this kind of topics is really new to me. Will someone help me out?
 
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Can someone explain VPS in a REALLY simple manner? How can someone benefit from doing so and what risks can VPS bear? Im trying to acquaint myself with the web world that's why this kind of topics is really new to me. Will someone help me out?
Hello Geoffrey,

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server.Basically, a VPS is a virtual server installed on a computer and serving several websites.Don't get confused,one computer can have several VPS's but each one must have its own operating system.It is provided by the hosting company so that you can host an application or a website.A VPS is very special.It sometimes acts as a dedicated server.How?well it allows the client to have the applications he wants running without interrupting the other VPS also operating within the same computer.Cool right?

Now it's about to get way cooler.When a client is using a VPS he has full control of the operating system for the VPS.This means he can reconfigure the VPS to meet his requirements or standards.It is safe because only one person is using the entire operating system and so no one can access your files or corrupt your system.There's an even better perk,even though you share a server with other VPS.you don't have to interrupt them when installing server applications that require you to restart your VPS server.If you are using a VPS server,then all its resources are available for you to use,for instance the RAM.There are no other users on your VPS so all the RAM is at your disposal.A VPS is the ideal choice if you have a high volume of traffic to your site,so you don't have to worry about a lot of down times and system failures.Using a VPS is relatively cheap if you consider the freedoms that you enjoy.

I don't think there is any disadvantage that comes with using a VPS.However,a problem may arise if you do not have a large volume of traffic to your site because you will be overpaying for the service when you could used shared hosting instead.I hope this information will be of help to you.
 
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At the beginning of Web Hosting most of the people used Shared Hosting. But when your site get high amount of traffic and you start to generate business with your sites, It might be the time to switch over VPS Hosting. There are two type of VPS called as Linux VPS Hosting and Windows VPS Hosting. Virtual Server acts like Dedicated server and Data on a VPS is in the form of a Virtual Machine which is known as VM. In VPS each Virtual Server is independent that's why one Virtual Server is not affect anything on yours. You also get your dedicated resources like CPU, mеmоrу, disk ѕрасе and bandwidth. You choose the operating system and software you want to run on it. You will get root access to your account which is gives you complete control over your server. If you have issues with your server, you can also reboot your server.
 

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VPS is your own server with root access. You can host anything on it as it's your server. You can have any applications, software. You will have the bandwidth, resources, inode only for your service, it won't get shared with any other server. You will get dedicated resources for your service on VPS. You can manage the server in your way.

VPS is basically your own server which you will need to setup and manage from your end. You can host sites, manage databases, run backups , you can do everything what you would like to do on VPS. It's your own properly!

Server will have good up-time and security measures if you will manage it from your end as there won't be interfere of other service. You will have root SSH access too.

If your business is small and site which you are going to host do not have the heavy traffic then you can go with the VPS. You will need to setup your own server security and firewall setup.

You will need to setup the backup on the servers too. Those should be safe so if any disaster occurs, you should restore the services on your VPS easily.

VPS service 90% will be same from host to host. You will need to manage and configure it from your end as VPS are un-managed.

If you are not familiar with the server setup then you should go with the reseller service. Reseller will be the best option for small companies. You can setup your own child nameservers to maintain your own identity.
 
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A VPS is server hosting which is very cost-effective than other web hosting plans that use a physical server. You get a complete control over your virtual server which is not possible with a shared web hosting. With VPS hosting, you also get provided with instant root access and the capability to use scripts that might not be allowed in the shared website hosting environment.VPS website hosting builds a good bridge between shared web hosting and web hosting .Most importantly, it is handy package for small & medium business enterprises to get their feet wet.

Hope this helps:)
 

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hi,

Windows VPS is ideal for those looking for an inexpensive, reliable and fully secure hosting solution. A Windows VPS plan is an all-in-one service where people receive all the possible features at a very affordable price. The same functionality should be available on a dedicated server too, but it would be very expensive. So in short, Windows VPS is a very affordable solution for every web master.

I use windows VPS for hosting... My VPS from vpswebserver company is all I need for my website.
It's very important to have some website backup, which is very easy for a VPS server....

I hope I helped ....
 
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A virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting service. A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system (OS), and customers may have superuser-level access to that operating systems instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS. For many purposes they are functionally equivalent to a dedicated physical server, and being software-defined, are able to be much more easily created and configured. They are priced much lower than an equivalent physical server. However, as they share the underlying physical hardware with other VPSs, performance may be lower, depending on the workload of any other executing virtual machines.
 
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A VPS (Virtual private service) runs its own copy of an operating system (OS), and customers may have superuser-level access to that operating system instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS. For many purposes they are functionally equivalent to a dedicated physical server, and being software-defined, are able to be much more easily created and configured.
 

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Hey,

VPS is simply a virtual environment within a single computer(server). You can benefit from a business of VPS by creating multiple virtual environments within a single server.

For example, you get a computer for X $ and create 5 virtual environments within it to resell for Y $. As long as you earn more Y than you invested X $, you benefit from it.

Now technically, these virtual environments, has shared resources of the main server divided for all of them, it has its own OS and a remote access to work with it.

You can compare it to 4 bedrooms apartment. You buy this apartment and instead of living alone, you divide it into 4 rooms and rent it for 3-4 different persons. They will have their own bedroom, but they will share a kitchen, bathroom and utilities. :)
 
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Every body gave the simple answer of what a VPS is. You have the servers hardware and on top of that a hypervisor runs and on top of that your VPS will run. The VPS will have its own container or partition that is booted by the hypervisor. The hypervisor mimics the nodes hardware and virtualizes the CPU and RAM for the VPS. This is how the VPS can run a different OS or distro then what the node is running. For example running a Linux node with containers running windows.

There are differences between technologies like OpenVZ, Xen PV, Xen HVM and KVM. OpenVZ runs on the node's kernel and not really a VPS. There is a lot of software that you cannot run on a OpenVZ container. Xen PV and OpenVZ cannot run windows or other OS than Linux. Then you have Xen HVM and KVM that run more like a dedicated they have their own dedicated resources and can run Windows and other non Linux systems. These two are more of what you call a VDS virtual dedicated server than a VPS even though they get called a VPS all the time.
 
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VPS Hosting Is A Virtual Private Server And It Is Virtualization. That Means Create A Virtual Version Of Hardware Or OS and Many More. The Physical Servers Is Locating In Data Centre, Which Depends Upon Which Hosting Provider Are Using. Vps Is Portion Of The Physical Servers That Can Access Bandwidth,operating System And Disk Space. VPS Is Less Expensive Than A Full-fledged Dedicated Server.
 
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A Virtual Private Server (VPS) could be a virtual machine sold as a service by a web hosting service. A VPS runs its own copy of a package (OS), and customers might have superuser-level access to it package instance so that they will install virtually any package that runs on it OS.
 
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You can compare VPS to a public bus. You don't own it, you can't choose who's seated next to you, your legroom is really limited and you can't change the route of the bus. The main advantage is that your ride is really cheap.

Compare this to a dedicated box aka your private car: you decide where your drive it, you can seat anyone you want and you actually know what's under the hood. But it comes at a cost.
 

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Hello,

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server also known as VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server)
As the name stands for, VPS is a server divided virtually as per the needs of specific customer.
For eg: You want a dedicated server with dedicated resources, but are looking for an cost-effective solution, VPS comes into picture. You will be getting a dedicated IP alongwith dedicated RAM, harddisk but at a lesser cost as many VPS are located on a single server. (Imagine flats in an apartment to understand VPS better)
 
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A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting service. A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system (OS), and customers may have superuser-level access to that operating system instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS.
 

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Hi @Geoffrey095,

I would like to answer the question Think of a VPS server like your own personal server which you rent. a VPS is actually a physical server that is partitioned into multiple virtual servers each with protected amounts of RAM, while the CPU usage is shared by all the virtual servers that have been set up on that host machine.

So In technical terms – a Virtual Private Server is a simulation of hardware by a host operating system that allows another operating system to run on it. Thus a hosting company providing VPS can actually host multiple “Virtual” servers on one physical, or “host”, server.

You can check out this article which explains about VPS quite good.

HTH!:)

Regards,
Daniel
 
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