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What Is VPS Hosting?

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Oct, 20

A Virtual Private Server virtually mimics dedicated server environments within a shared server. It is lower in cost but gives better reliability, security, and performance than shared hosting.

The server is the computer where you store the contents of your website. And on VPS there is a virtual partition for the website to install their operating systems and use space according to their requirements.

How does VPS work?

The hosting service providers use hypervisors to create a virtual boundary on their physical resources. The hypervisor is the combination of hardware, software, and firmware to provide nonphysical boundary on virtual devices and create different entities which behave like individual systems and storage places.

These virtual machines behave like a dedicated server. In this way, numerous website owners get the chance to use a single physical resource, conceiving it different and separate and unique for every single website owner.

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How many types of VPS Hosting are there?

There are two types of VPS hosting which are as follow:

Managed VPS:

Managed VPS is a hosting service where the tenant has to manage all the installation and maintenance by himself. The service providers are responsible for providing you with the basic resources and OS to use the space and services. And you with the help of tech acumen or a small computer expert team install and manage all the requirements operating systems and software which you need in operating your website.

Unmanaged VPS:

What if you don't have a tech team and you also don't claim to be a tech wizard. In this situation, the Virtual Private Service provide you with their resources and support team to manage all the database operating system and installation of applications on your server. You have to tell them about your requirements. And they will provide you with the solutions you need. This service is costly than the managed VPS.

Why do I need VPS hosting?

When you are expecting an increase in your traffic or you want to grow your business on a global level, you need a bigger server which can handle all the traffic and burden without compromising your data. When you want full control over the server and don't want anyone to share the same physical location which you are using on the server, you can opt to VPS thanks to its virtual boundary interface.

 

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Nisal N

I’m a Computer Engineering student and I always had a very strong passion for computers and networking. It always fascinated me how this technology functions and now I enjoy learning new things and also sharing my knowledge with fellow curiosity seekers out there.

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