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What is a VPS and how does it work?

Last updated on September 25, 2022 @ 2:44 pm

A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a type of computer server that operates as a virtual machine. It is a self-contained server that can be located on one physical server, or on multiple servers.

A VPS can be used to run applications that need more resources than a regular computer server can provide.

A VPS is different from a dedicated server, which is a computer that is dedicated to one customer. A VPS is shared by many customers, which means that it can be more expensive than a dedicated server.

PRO TIP: Please be aware that VPS stands for ‘Virtual Private Server’ and is a type of hosting service that allows for greater control and flexibility than shared hosting, but still at a lower cost than having your own dedicated server. A VPS works by allocating a certain amount of resources (such as RAM and CPU power) to each user, meaning that each user has their own ‘virtual’ server.

However, a VPS can be more versatile, as it can be used for a variety of applications.

A VPS is also different from a cloud server. A cloud server is a computer that is shared by many customers.

The applications that are run on a cloud server are hosted by a third party. A cloud server is cheaper than a VPS, but it is not as versatile.

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