There is a lot of talk these days about cloud computing or cloud hosting. Many companies are using these terms loosely to discuss either VPS or cloud servers (public or private). But, what do these terms mean? You will definitely see a difference when you look at the price tag, so understanding what each of these services are will help you in your quest to determine the best option for you or your company.
Virtual Private Server also known as VPS, Virtual Dedicated Server, VDS is one physical server, divided into several smaller server slices that each act as their own virtual server environment. To help you out, here is a description of each and even some of their pros and cons.
- Typically less expensive than cloud servers.
- No file or data access occurs between VPS clients on the shared server. They are kept separate.
- If needed one VPS can be rebooted without affecting other VPSs on shared server.