This discussion thread will be used to answer frequently asked questions to avoid unnecessary threads posted in the future.
What is Virtual Private Server used for?
A virtual server may allow users to work remotely and run different Operating Systems, but it has also extra capabilities. For example, a virtual server can be used to test new software or applications without installing an entirely new server.
It is a virtual server that is a dedicated server from the user’s position, although a shared physical computer running multiple operating systems is running each virtual server. A VPS Server is also sometimes called a virtual dedicated server (VDS).
What are the Benefits of VPS (Virtual Private Server)?
With a VPS Server, you have a predefined amount of RAM available to you whenever you need it. In contrast to shared web hosting, where there could be others sharing your server that could eat up the RAM when you want it most!
Since you have your own OS, with a VPS, you can customize it to fit your needs. For example, if you have your own instances of server applications from PHP, to MySQL, Apache, you can customize them so that the server fits your needs.
What is the Difference Between a Host and a Server?
There is no major difference between a host and a server. The host is like a computer system, Server is like a software and hardware device.
A server refers to a specific machine, a host may also refer to an organization that provides a service over the Internet. For example, a web host (or web hosting company) maintains multiple web servers and provides web hosting services for clients.
What is the Difference Between a Dedicated Server and a VPS?
VPS hosting is a part of dedicated servers or space of dedicated servers assigned to clients using any latest virtualization technology with enough dedicated resources. you can create many VPS in a single server and assign it to a number of clients. It is an affordable hosting services use to host websites, web applications, test various software, and more.
The dedicated server on the other hand assigns all the available server resources to the client. It is quite an expensive hosting service. If you are maintaining a large-scale business, organization data, and enterprise applications or backup then a dedicated server is the best choice for you.
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