What is VPS?
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is one of the latest evolutions in the world of hosting. A VPS gives a user all of the benefits of having their own dedicated server, without the hefty monthly bill. If you have a growing website, or simply need more server power and reliability, a VPS might be right for you.
The VPS is a technology platform that allows a hosting provider to partition a single server into multiple “virtual” machines, all linked on an individual basis to the Internet backbone connection.
Like a shared solution, the cost of hardware and software is distributed across all clients who share the services, but unlikely shared hosting, in VPS, their number is very small. Distribution of the cost among few clients enables small businesses to take advantage of dedicated functionality for about the same monthly cost as a high-end shared solution.
Virtual Private Server hosting can be considered a smart option between shared web hosting, and a dedicated server. It is more than a shared server and less than a dedicated server. If a shared hosting account is not enough, and a dedicated server is too powerful or costly, then a Virtual Private Server (VPS) may be right for you.
A VPS simply put is, a server that runs inside another server. Each VPS looks, feels, and acts like a dedicated server but shares the same hardware.