VPS long-form is Virtual Private Server. VPS hosting is one of the most popular hosting services among Shared, VPS and Dedicated hosting plans. It uses virtualization technology to provide you with dedicated (private) resources on a server with multiple users.
What Is a Virtual Machine?
The easiest way to think of a virtual machine would be as a computer within a computer. With current technology, it is now possible for a computer to share its resources in order to run a separate kernel and operating system. This VM technology converts a dedicated server to many VPS hosting servers.
How Does It Work?
The computer that creates and manages virtual computers is called a hypervisor. A hypervisor can divide a portion of drive space and allocate memory so that, a separate computer can run within one computer.
With managed resources, this process happens repeatedly. As a result, it creates a virtually unlimited number of virtual computers.
VPS hosting is both virtual and private because you have complete control. The OS level separates from other server users. VPS technology is likely to create partitions on your own computer when you want to run more than one OSs without a reboot.
With VPS hosting, it lets you set up your website within a secure environment with guaranteed resources (memory, disk space, CPU cores, etc.). You need not share the resource with others. With VPS server hosting, you have the same access as if you purchased a dedicated server on rent, but at a much lower rent.
Compare to shared hosting, this hosting is a more secure and stable solution than where you don’t get a dedicated server space. However, it’s smaller-scale and cheaper than renting an entire server like in a dedicated server hosting plan. The medium-level traffic website owner always prefer VPS hosting over another hosting. These website exceeds the limits of shared hosting plans but still don’t need the resources of a dedicated server.