N/APosted on - 11/28/2014
What is a Virtual private Server (VPS)? What are its features? How can it help to improve the performance of your webpage? How is similar to a physical server and in what terms is it different? What is a cloud server? Is it the same as a VPS or is it different. If yes, please explain how it differs from a VPS.
Does VPS serve the same purpose as physical servers?
A VPS or a Virtual Private Server is also called VDS or Virtual Dedicated Server. It is a virtual server that appears as a dedicated server to the user but is in fact, installed on a computer that serves multiple or numerous websites. One computer can have numerous virtual private servers where every one has its own operating system that operates the hosting software for a specific user.
For every virtual private server, the hosting software consist of a web server program, mail server program, an FTP or File Transfer Protocol application, and specialized programs for activities like blogging and e-commerce. One more helpful feature of VPS technology is the capacity of a single subscriber to keep or sustain multiple virtual servers.
For example, a website owner may use one server for the production-level website and the other is for a “dummy” website where you can test future updates, modifications, or new applications.