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LinodeInfrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)Virtual Private ServersWeb HostingCloud Computing+1 What is VPS hosting? Answer Follow·32 Request 2    45 Answers  Sarah Jenkins, studied at University of PhoenixAnswered August 1, 2018  

What is VPS Hosting?

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a result of a method of partitioning a physical server into multiple servers so that everything runs as if it were running on a single machine. Each virtual server is capable of operating under its own operating system and also each server can be restarted independently.

The practice of partitioning a single server to work on multiple servers has already started with mainframes and has resurfaced with the development of virtualization and technologies for other architectures.

While a VPS works with its own copy of the operating system, the clients have access level of root or superuser and therefore, they can install any type of software, which can later be executed under their operating system. Some programs do not run well in virtual environments, including firewalls, anti-virus clients and even other virtual tools; Some VPSs provide strong restrictions, but they are generally lax compared to those that exist on shared storage servers. Because several (virtual) clients can work on a single machine, a VPS usually has certain limitations in terms of processing time, RAM, and disk space.

VPS hosting can contain the best elements of the hosting services of a shared and dedicated hosting. Like shared hosting, a VPS puts its website on a server that also has other sites that run on it, except that there are fewer sites per server. The sites share the cost of running on the server, which translates to a monthly or annual fee that is less than the relatively high price tag of a dedicated hosting.

As a result of the hybrid nature of a VPS, its cost is not as low as the fees of the shared servers, but it is not nearly as high as the fees of the dedicated hosts. You can pay between $ 20 per month and $ 100 per month, depending on the configuration of the VPS. Shared web hosting, on the other hand, is very cheap; You can set up a store for less than $ 10 per month. Dedicated web hosting will normally cost you $ 100 per month or more.

Most VPS servers only offer servers that run Linux-based operating systems; You will have to dig a little to find Windows-based VPS hosting . This is important to keep in mind if you are planning on running software that requires a Microsoft compatible environment. That said, the Linux-based VPS will save you some money; Linux servers usually cost $ 10 to $ 20 less than Windows servers.

If you receive in a VPS environment, your site does not share resources with the neighbors' sites, it would do so with shared hosting. In fact, the site lives in a partition area of the server that has its own operating system, storage, RAM and monthly limits of data transfer, so you can expect the performance to be smoother and more stable site. The sites with which the server shares are with many less so that they can affect your site, or even make you fall together, than it would be in a shared site.