What Is VPS Hosting? Everything You Want to Know about Virtual Servers

Do you already know what VPS is? If not, then you read the right article. Here we will review the meaning of VPS and its functions and uses. VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. VPS hosting is one of the most used hosting services for online websites. This type of hosting uses virtualization technology that provides dedicated (personal) resourse on the server even though it is used by more than one user.


VPS hosting is a safer and more stable option compared to shared hosting, where you don't use a dedicated server room at all. However, shared hosting is cheaper than you have to rent or buy all server space.


Usually VPS hosting is rented by the owner of a site whose website has gained a high amount of traffic which even exceeds the usage limit suggested by the shared hosting package. It's just that the owner of a site like this still doesn't need resources from a dedicated server.


Generally VPS offers more than one hosting package. For example, at Hostinger, we have six VPS hosting packages to meet the needs of your business website and allow you to scale sites if one day requires more resources.


A server is a computer, where your web hosting stores the files and databases needed for your website. Whenever a visitor accesses your website, their browser sends a request or request to the server, then the server transfers the necessary files via the internet. The usefulness of VPS hosting is to provide a virtual server that mimics a physical server even though in reality the server is divided between several users.


By using virtualization technology, hosting providers install virtual layers above the operating system (OS) of the server. This layer divides the server into partitions and allows each user to install their OS and software.


For this reason, virtual private servers (VPS) are virtual and private because you have full control. This server is separate from other user servers at OS level. Even VPS technology is similar to the process of creating partitions on a computer when you want to run more than one OS (such as Windows and Linux) without rebooting.

Choosing VPS means that you create a website on a safer platform with resourse guarantees (memory, disk space, CPU cores, etc.) that don't require you to share with other users. With VPS hosting, you have the same root-level access as you rent a dedicated server but at a cheaper price.


Each type of web hosting allows you to do various kinds of customizations on the server. Each web hosting varies depending on price, performance (for example, page loading time), and also service availability (for example, uptime). Below we will compare VPS hosting with other web hosting.


Shared Hosting
Shared hosting is the best choice for site owners whose website traffic is still not high. This hosting is the starting point for most bloggers and also a simple business website. Using shared hosting means you have to share the same physical server with a number of other clients who also use hosting services from the same company. There will be no dedicated resource allocated to you because your site is run on the same operating system as other clients.


Thus, the memory and computing power used by your site are affected by the needs of other service users. For example, if suddenly the amount of traffic increases sharply on a website that is online on the same server that you are using, then the loading time of your website will be longer. You cannot choose an operating system, even server software because all users use the same configuration. In general, it is your hosting provider that manages and manages every aspect of the shared hosting platform.

Suppose that shared hosting is a rental place and you share apartment space with several residents. The VPS hosting function, on the other hand, is the same as flatshare (flat building) where each occupant has space that can be modified according to their wants and needs. For example, residents are allowed to add paintings, furniture, decorations, and others.


Cloud Hosting
Cloud hosting allows you to use a set of servers, rather than one, which is run in the cloud. Each server in the cluster keeps a copy of the latest from your website. When one of the servers gets very busy, the cluster automatically redirects traffic to a not-so-busy server. For this reason, there will be no downtime related problems if you use cloud hosting because there is always a server in the cluster that will forward requests from your website visitors.


Cloud hosting and VPS hosting have their respective advantages. But unique, most hosting companies offer VPS hosting that runs on cloud infrastructure. This type of hosting can also be found on Hostinger. We combine VPS and cloud technology to produce the best performance and reliability on the virtual server platform.


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