Sunday, December 2, 2012

Virtual Private Server

A virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine provided by an Internet hosting service. Although a VPS runs in software on the same physical computer as other customers' virtual machines, it is in many respects functionally equivalent to a separate physical computer. A VPS is dedicated to the individual customer's needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run server software. A VPS which is dynamic is often referred to as a cloud server. Virtual Private Server Plans, on the other hand, provides a partitioned environment. Each partition has a separate operating system and a guaranteed share of hardware resources (CPU, RAM, disk space). While the server has multiple operating systems and partitions, each partition behaves the same as a dedicated server; but at a much lower cost.

Dedicated servers are often considered because of the higher level of control they offer growing websites. This control is attractive, but the cost can be difficult to justify. VPS Plans provide the same functionality of a dedicated server but at a lower price. With a VPS Plan, webmasters can use many of the self-management tools such as the ability to start, stop, and reboot without web hosting technical support.

Key attributes for this are:

  • Additional hardware resources can be added at runtime (CPU, RAM)
  • Server can be moved to other hardware while the server is running 


Bluehost is ultimately the best website hosting company for any hosting services you need.

Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More