What is a VPS?January 29, 2021
A VPS is the acronym for “Virtual Private Server” or translated into Spanish, a “Virtual Private Server”. Its name should not mislead you because it is a server built from software technology and virtualized; that is to say, it is not a computer with its case, its processor, its memory, etc., but at the same time it has the same elements.
Thanks to increasingly oversized hardware and increasingly efficient and optimized software, physical servers can be divided into smaller parts and by virtualizing these parts, different resources can be allocated to obtain as many servers as possible.
Thus, a physical server can contain, for example, 16 virtual servers prepared to function as 16 independent servers, all of them with their own domains or their databases or hard drives configured to manage backup copies. The division of labor and resources also ensures that unnecessary resources are not allocated to the main hardware workload. And let’s not forget the amount of space needed to host so many servers is reduced in the “data centers”, saving energy and physical space.
These are some of the advantages of server virtualization technology.
Server data centers save energy and free up space, since a host server can contain several servers at the same time.
Easy availability of servers that are configured and delivered to the customer in a matter of minutes.
They are not affected by the hardware change to function since they are contained in a virtual machine
The migration and transport is easy. You can migrate and make copies of the entire virtual server
Ease of managing backups
You can increase the performance of each VPS by moving it to an environment or a host server with more resources, you can even increase its performance if necessary without having to reinstall.
It is easy to use Cheap Windows VPS for compatibility and software testing since no physical infrastructure has to be set up.
Use and Main Utilities
Virtual VPS servers are not dedicated to doing very different tasks from physical servers. Well, let’s say that is not entirely true, because the reality is that there are very different applications and VPS are not always the best solution to the needs of a client, whether it is a company or a private individual.
But in general, its use is very widespread for:
- Host web pages
- Create a backup space
- Host corporate intranets or extranets
- Have your own mail server
- Virtualize desktop applications
- Web hosting
If there is a widely extended use for VPS, without a doubt, it is that of a web server. This is because most Internet pages do not have such high traffic as to dedicate specific resources to support the workload and any service, no matter how small, can fulfill this task. Let’s think about face-to-face web pages or personal blogs with tight traffic. Let’s also think about e-commerce pages that are starting or very new projects that require a minimum investment to be face-to-face on the web.
Thanks to the success of this functionality, Virtual VPS Servers are usually sold already prepared to be administered as web servers and any user with a minimum of knowledge can perform the basic tasks of administration of the service. You can add domains, configure them, install applications and install SSL certificates with a few clicks. The new consoles have replaced many functions of the old command line programs and with a medium knowledge they can be self-managed.