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Is VPS same as VPN?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 3:40 pm

VPS stands for virtual private server, and VPN stands for virtual private network. VPS is a server that runs on a virtual machine, which means that it’s a simulated environment that provides the same features and functions as a physical server.

However, VPSes are typically less expensive and faster to set up than physical servers.

PRO TIP: There is no such thing as a “VPS” – it is an abbreviation for “virtual private server”. A VPN is a Virtual Private Network, which is a way to connect two or more computers securely over the internet.

A VPN creates a secure connection between your computer and a remote server. This connection encrypts all of your traffic, so that even if someone were to intercept it, they would not be able to read it.

This is great for protecting your privacy online, as your traffic is hidden from the internet provider and anyone else who might be monitoring your activity.

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Dale Leydon

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