Aptly named, a virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine. It’s offered as a service, not a tangible good, by many hosting services companies. It might be virtual, but it’s capable of operating a unique copy of an operating system (OS). As a customer who depends on a VPS, “superuser access” is granted so you can choose to install or upgrade “virtually” any software that’s compatible with the OS.
VPS is a common option for web hosting providers to offer. Since there are many hurdles with proprietary software licensing, it can be challenging to get quality VPS options on the market. There are a variety of VPS options available, from “self-managed” to cloud servers. Take note that cloud servers can manage extra hardware.
For most intents and purposes, a VPS is very similar to a physical dedicated server. You don’t share your VPS with anyone else, it offers better and faster services than shared hosting, and you enjoy added security since there aren’t any other hands in the pot besides you and your VPS manager.
Planning and running a dedicated server data center is not all about leasing a room and filling it with a bunch of interconnected hardware, which is further connected to a bunch of networks. Every aspect of a high standard data center – from location and convenience to power and redundancy – is constructed to guarantee its resiliency, efficiency and security. We try to keep uniformity amongst our Europe and USA datacenters and provide our technicians with the best possible training to brainstorm solutions and resolve tricky networking issues in a matter of minutes. Any problem, which our automated management system is unable to resolve, gets passed on to our Support, who is trained for the most un-anticipatable situations.