What is VPS?
Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine that is 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, for example, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS. For many purposes they are compatible with a dedicated physical server and are software-defined, very easy to create and configure. Their price is much lower than the equivalent physical server. However, when they share the underlying physical hardware with other VPS, the performance may be lower depending on the workload of other running virtual machines.
What is VPS Hosting?
VPS (virtual private server) hosting is the type of server that hosts multiple websites on a single physical server, but gives the user the experience of a separate server. Here, each individual server user gets its own resources such as CPU, RAM and OS with full root access. Therefore, VPS hosting is said to be a combination of shared and dedicated hosting.
How does it work?
A VPS is basically a server running on a server. A physical server hosts multiple virtual servers, each of which is separate from the others. This is accomplished with software called a hypervisor, which splits the physical server and separates each partition from the rest. Each VPS runs its own operating system, which is independent of the others, creating the illusion of actually being its own independent server. Each VPS can also be rebooted independently.
Top VPS service providers –
- InMotion – Best overall VPS hosting provider.
- A2 Hosting – Best value for money
- iPage – Best for customer service.
- Bluehost – Best features.
- HostGator – Best for reliability.
- HostPapa – Best RAM and storage space.
- DreamHost – Best bandwidth.
- GoDaddy – Best for extra features.
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