What is a Virtual Private Server?
The Virtual Private Server refers to a virtualization technology which enables one physical server machine to be partitioned into several virtual machines. Each of them can have its own operating system and can be managed without any interaction with the other virtual servers.
Why sign up for a VPS hosting service?
The VPS hosing service is similar to the common shared hosting services - all the users share the cost of the server maintenance, which makes the VPS web hosting solution less expensive than the dedicated server hosting solution.
The VPS hosting service has one main benefit over the common shared hosting services. With the VPS hosting service the customers have nearly all the freedom and power of the dedicated hosting service. This is possible because every virtual machine has its own operating system and works independent of the virtual machines of the other clients. The user is able to install various types of software packages and software versions, to change the operating system and to host unlimited websites and domains.
Because VPS services have an excellent price/quality ratio, they are suitable for both small business and big company websites, and also for e-commerce solutions.