Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting involves giving websites their own dedicated server space on a shared server. It gives a little more control and freedom than a shared hosting solution, but still avoids the cost of a dedicated server for businesses with a tight budget who need more than a basic package.
Who needs VPS Hosting?
If you are sure that shared hosting is definitely not what you need, and confused whether breaking the bank for dedicated hosting is the need of the hour, give VPS a shot. It is ideal for people looking to get full control of their server space in a fraction of the cost of a dedicated hosting. If your website expects a monthly visit of around 15000- 20000, you are good with VPS. It also allows you to choose bigger plans according to your requirements.
A virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual server that the user perceives as a dedicated/private server even though it is installed on a physical computer running multiple operating systems.
A virtual private server is also known as virtual dedicated server (VDS).
VPS is an intermediate web hosting option between shared and dedicated hosting, wherein a physical server is partitioned into smaller virtual containers that act as an individual server. Just like a dedicated server, VPS can run its own OS, and it comes with dedicated RAM, disk space and CPU resource. Since each VPS runs its own copy of OS, the user can have root/administrator privileges to that OS instance and can install almost any software that can be run on the OS.