VPS stands for virtual private server - a dedicated server with a slight difference. A dedicated server is a computer whose operating system acts as the server. This way the computer can communicate with the internet to download pages in a browser.
Web hosting is becoming more essential than ever for the world. The internet users and the internet business is becoming a large source of knowledge gaining and employment; to have a website has already become a necessity for any kind of business; and, lastly, the internet is the leading means of keeping social contacts. These three points make it imperative that there are web hosting options out there for everyone's budget.
There are many advantages of cheap VPS hosting, especially for those who are upgrading to VPS web hosting from a shared hosting account, VPS web hosting is able to bring many advantages including the ability to install any software that you want as well as being able to host your websites in your own space without the worry of being affected by any other users or websites that are hosted on the same server as you.
VPS provides better uptime than shared web hosting, which means businesses who currently have their websites on shared hosting are attracted to VPS hosting if their websites are down frequently because of an issue on the shared web hosting server on which their account and domain reside; since many are now requiring better uptime for their websites, especially those which are mission critical for some.
VPS has successful administration of Linux servers for business and personal sites, however this facility was available only with costly dedicated server hosting, is now available with the cheap VPS hosing. VPS Hosting is seen as the fill in for the large gap that stems between standard shared website hosting, and expensive dedicated server hosting; this is because the prices of VPS hosting are very similar to those for high end shared web hosting packages, and much less than those for dedicated servers but are able to provide clients with an environment which is very similar to that of a dedicated server.
Within your dedicated environment, you are able to utilize your own resources such as your own hard drive space that has been assigned to your VPS, as well as the guaranteed RAM that has been assigned to allow you to run as many programs as possible within your VPS, or just to make it run faster.
Virtual Dedicated Server has now became available platform like OpenVZ and Xen have revolutionized the hosting industry and created a solid alternative to dedicated servers by allowing a single high-performance server to provide cheap VPS hosting with full root access, a choice of Linux operating systems, and compartmentalized file systems for multiple virtual private servers.