What is the difference between VPS and VPN?

I was confused with the terms vpn and vps. What are this ?. How could they help us?. How to set up the vpn?. What is the difference between dedicated network and vpn?. Does both are same or different?. Plese let me know the details.



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Jacobwallace answered 2 months ago
Jacobwallace answered 2 months ago

A VPN is a user-oriented technology that allows you to browse the web safely and securely. VPS hosting is a service that allows you to host your website on a virtual server environment.

The virtualization feature of each service is perhaps the only thing that a VPS and VPN have in common (apart from a similarly related acronym).

They serve fundamentally distinct purposes, but you may rely on both services as a user. If you have a large and high-traffic website, for example, you can use VPS hosting to host it. Then, while using the internet to maintain your site, you can utilise VPN software to protect any data you send over the internet.

AvailHosting answered 10 years ago
AvailHosting answered 10 years ago

VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a web hosting option that enables businesses to gain the flexibility and features of a dedicated server without the expense. It uses the principles of shared hosting to reduce the cost of operation by placing several accounts on the same server.It is ideal for small to medium businesses who are in need of fast performance and security.

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a networking option that uses the Internet to connect a central business location to regional or satellite offices and securely keeps the information away from the public. It connects via a virtual connection to keep information secure and allow the exchange of data with quick efficiency. It offers the ability to share information between distances much like a desktop sharing program.

AvailHosting answered 10 years ago
AvailHosting answered 10 years ago

VPS (Virtual Private Server) is a web hosting option that enables businesses to gain the flexibility and features of a dedicated server without the expense. It uses the principles of shared hosting to reduce the cost of operation by placing several accounts on the same server.It is ideal for small to medium businesses who are in need of fast performance and security.

VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a networking option that uses the Internet to connect a central business location to regional or satellite offices and securely keeps the information away from the public. It connects via a virtual connection to keep information secure and allow the exchange of data with quick efficiency. It offers the ability to share information between distances much like a desktop sharing program.

Sushant answered 10 years ago
Sushant answered 10 years ago

A VPS (virtual private server) is a server divided into fully separate systems using Virtuozzo. This system allocates memory, CPU, and disk space between a set number of users.

A VPN is a virtual private network. You can build your own, or contact your internet provider for services to obtain a VPN. Unfortunately it isn't possible to set up a VPN on the VPS accounts but you could on any of our dedicated servers.

Bullish answered 13 years ago
Bullish answered 13 years ago

VPN - virtual private network, essentially being part of an intranet via an encrypted tunnel through the internet.

VPS - Virtual Private Server - A single physical server that is virtually broken into several different server, each one acting as a dedicated machine.

Sanersone answered 10 years ago
Sanersone answered 10 years ago

You require few modules enable to setup a VPN. You need to check if your webhost can proviode you required modules for setting up a VPS.
vpn allows you to access your desktop remotely to take over the PC and access files on it via the network from another location.

Sanersone answered 10 years ago
Sanersone answered 10 years ago

VPS and VPN both are different things. VPS is a Virtual private server used for hosting your website and VPN is Virtual private network which is setup on a VPS server. VPN is a service which if enabled and configured, it can be used on the VPS server.

Webspider answered 13 years ago
Webspider answered 13 years ago

VPN are VPS are 2 different stuff. VPS or virtual private server is a type of web hosting. In VPS you have a better flexibility in managing your server. VPN or virtual private network is a type networking.

Kunnu Singh answered 11 years ago
Kunnu Singh answered 11 years ago

VPS - Host sites, files,etc...

VPN - use for surfing anonymously, unblock blocked sites, change IP,etc.

i am right? :)

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