If you are looking to host your website on the web and thinking of what hosting type to select, you should pay attention to VPS-server (or VDS-server). Many experts believe that this is optimal technology and has all the needed features, such as stability, setup properties, and cost. We will tell you what kind of service is provided, how it works, and which pros and cons it has. It will allow you to make a considered decision.
VPS stands for a virtual private server. Also, another definition is used: a virtual dedicated server. However, let us make things clear: VDS is the same as VPS; it neither uses different hardware nor provides a different service. All the difference is in the term. In some companies, the first name is more popular, while in others, the other name is used.
VPS or VDS hosting is the next level after usual web-hosting. The environment is located in a data center on a physical machine; other websites are also located there. On the other hand, all the websites are isolated and work independently. The number of VPS servers is determined by the hardware power and the company policy. The dedicated resources are determined by selected plans and packages.
The main feature of such hosting is virtualization. It allows dividing a physical server into separate virtual servers. The hardware resources, whether it is a channel, memory, SSD/HDD, or processor power, are distributed between the websites supported by the environment. Even if one VDS server requires special resources, the power of your VDS server will be not lower than the value indicated in the agreement with your hosting provider.
There are many virtualization technologies applied to VPS hosting. The following are the most popular ones:
VPS offers many benefits and drawbacks, but they are relative compared to other hosting types. Thus, it is better to classify them based on competitors.
Regarding the drawbacks that you shall consider, they are as follows.