VPS stands for “virtual private server”  What a VPS does is to give a client or customer the features and appearance of having a dedicated server, while in fact sharing the server with other clients of the web hosting service.  Each client on the server is sort of hidden behind a partition, making a bunch of smaller servers out of one big dedicated server.

Each VPS has its own operating system and can be rebooted without affecting the other clients or their operations on the server.  A VPS is usually the step that companies take when transitioning from a shared server situation to owning a dedicated server machine. The virtual private server does have some limitations. However, it is a step up from the shared system where what the client does may impact upon his or her neighbors. Yet won’t be as totally free as a solely dedicated server situation where nothing affects the client except his own stuff.

With VPS Hosting, your RAM and CPU are not as limited as in a shared system. You will still be limited by your web host in disk space, and bandwidth. The client benefits from VPS from being able to get into certain kinds of script set ups and the ability to access accounts. VPS Hosting is a more flexible way to host your website, but it is not as completely free as owning a dedicated server.

To sum up in a nutshell, the best features of VPS include dedicated server like services and affordable pricing. Isolation is another factor. This means each private server has its own unique file system and gives the client a guaranteed amount of disk space, CPU power, bandwidth and memory. The VPS also does not share web application and services with other websites and does not put the client in danger of downtime or hacks due to other client’s mistakes. VPS clients also get to customize their environment with their own software, applications and management. Finally, VPS is cheap, upwards of 50% less than owning a dedicated server.

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