What is a VPS?

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A virtual private server (VPS) is a type of hosting where you can purchase a portion of a physical server, essentially making it your own. This gives you the ability to install and run your own software, including custom configurations and applications.

How does a VPS differ from a VM? A Virtual Machine abstracts the hardware and runs an operating system on each virtual machine. While a VPS is often a single Operating System that runs containers that abstract the OS making it seem like each VPS has its own OS.

There are many reasons why someone might choose to use a VPS: for example, if you need more control over your hosting environment than what’s offered by traditional shared hosting plans; if you have specific compliance requirements that preclude using public cloud services; or if you want to set up an isolated development or testing environment without having to invest in hardware and infrastructure.

When choosing a VPS provider, it’s important to consider factors such as price, features offered (including operating system options), bandwidth and storage quotas, customer support quality, and the company’s reputation.

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