Server FAQs

What exactly is a virtual server?

A virtual private server or virtual dedicated server performs like a stand-alone server but is actually found on a partitioned physical server. The isolated server environment doesn’t have its own hardware but uses the allocated hardware from the host.

Why do I need a virtual private server (VPS)?

A VPS allows the client the functions and features of a dedicated server but without having to deal with building, monitoring or maintaining of an actual physical server. If you work entails hosting unlimited domains, running your own applications, and having control of your environment then chances are you need a VPS. Also, most virtual private servers allow the root user to control and manage the dedicated environment.

Is a VPS different from shared hosting?

The main difference between a VPS and shared hosting is that with shared the client does not have root access, can’t customize software configurations, and disk space is often limited. Shared hosting tends to be more restrictive for the user.

Does the host become too crowded with virtual servers?

Hosts can handle anywhere from 10 to 40 virtual machines, and they are all aligned with the memory ramifications set out beforehand and the needs of each VPS.


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