Understanding Virtual Private Servers and VPS Hosting
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) duplicates the features of a dedicated server while running inside a shared hosting environment. It is an isolated environment created on a physical server using virtualisation technology. It operates on virtualization technology, allowing multiple virtual servers to run on a single physical server. As a virtual machine, this technology provides control over server settings, choice of operating systems, and installation of custom software.
It is different from a shared hosting service because a VPS or virtual server offers private space, ensuring your website's performance remains unaffected by multiple users despite a shared server environment.
Virtual Private Server Hosting uses virtualization technology to make and manage virtual private servers thus offering a balance between cost-effectiveness and control. This type of web hosting plan allows each virtual server to operate independently with root access.