When it comes to web hosting services, Virtual Private Servers (VPS) that are used for hosting
websites in VPS Hosting, are in a league of their own. There are only advantages of using a VPS,
which can be of two types, a Managed VPS or a Self-managed VPS.
This blog will provide information on not only what a Virtual Private Server is, its types and its
benefits but also make you aware of the difference between a Managed VPS and a Self-managed
Web Servers that Are Virtual and Private: Virtual Private Servers
VPS is the abbreviation for Virtual Private Servers (VPS). A VPS is a type of a web server and
performs all the functions of a web server that include hosting websites, storing and processing the
files of websites, receiving and responding to the incoming requests of browsers for the stored files.
Similar to any other type of a web server, a VPS stores the files of the sites that have availed the
service of VPS Hosting, which is a type of web hosting. Web hosting is the service that renders
websites accessible to site visitors over the Internet. Web hosting is of many types, such as Shared
Hosting, Dedicated Hosting, Reseller Hosting, WordPress Hosting and VPS Hosting. In VPS Hosting,
a VPS is used as the web server. A VPS not only stores the files of the sites hosted on it but also
processes all these files. Subsequently, every VPS receives the incoming requests of browsers of site
visitors for the stored files of the hosted websites and responds to these requests by locating the
files in its storage and makes the files available for retrieval by the browsers. Once the files are
retrieved by the browsers and are delivered over the Internet to the laptops, smartphones, tablets
and PCs of the site visitors, the hosted sites become accessible to the site visitors.
A Virtual Private Server hosts many websites on a single physical server and is yet able to offer the
environment of a Dedicated Server to every hosted site. How is that possible? It is made possible
through Virtualization Te