VPS Hosting Showdown

VPS, or virtual private server allows users to set up their very own software environment through a process called virtualization.

VPS is just one of the many types of hosting services out there. For the uninformed, there’s dedicated hosting, shared hosting and cloud hosting.

Let’s take a closer look at each one and how they compare versus VPS.

VPS or Cloud Hosting?

Cloud hosting is a relatively new type of web hosting brought about by the emergence of cloud technology. It’s somewhat the same as VPS due to the virtualization aspect, but cloud is comprised of a network of servers instead of one.

A cloud server is reliable and scales along with your need. Whenever you need more, just contact the hosting provider and you can get it in reasonable time. However, a VPS server can be more advantageous if you want higher levels of reliability on equal ground.

VPS or Dedicated Hosting?

Dedicated hosting is a straightforward process. Web owners will rent a whole physical server, to which they’re allowed freedom on content and more. With that freedom and scalability comes a price- it’s one of the more expensive hosting solutions available right now.

You get absolute security when deciding to get a dedicated hosting service, in exchange for premium costs. The difference between dedicated and VPS is that you have a server to yourself, but in VPS it’s virtual compared to dedicated’s physical.

VPS or Shared Hosting?

Shared hosting is what it sounds like- you share server space with other web owners. It’s one of the cheapest hosting solutions but then when something happens to the other websites you’re likely to be affected.

VPS is the same concept, but in terms of virtualization you get your own vps windows, for example. This means you’ll have a virtual server dedicated for your site, and other owners will have theirs too.

Angela is a senior editor at Dreniq News. She has written for many famous news agencies.