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What is a Virtual Private Server?
Virtual Private Servers are essentially dedicated servers inside another dedicated server. In this configuration companies take a high-performance dedicated server and use tools from VMWare, Microsoft, or Oracle to create virtual machines.
Each virtual machine takes some of the overall RAM and can be used just like a dedicated server. Virtual Private Servers still suffer from some of the same problems as Shared hosting. While each VPS gets a dedicated amount of RAM and disk space, your neighbors might be maxing out their VPS which may cause problems for you.
A VPS, or Virtual Private Server, is essentially a smaller computer (the guest) inside another computer (the host). Hosting companies take a dedicated server and split it up into a few smaller servers using specialized software so that each website has their own “private” space.
Virtual Private Servers still suffer from some of the same problems as Shared Hosting. Each virtual machine appears to be a fully functional server but is actually constrained by both the host machine and the guest machine’s resources. While each VPS gets a dedicated amount of RAM and disk space, they’re all still on the same computer. High traffic from your neighbor can cause disk, RAM and network contention which has a direct effect on your site. Learn more…
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