Virtual Private Server hosting, commonly referred to as ‘VPS hosting’ is a service provided by web hosting service providers as a midway solution between a completely dedicated server and a shared hosting format.
With VPS, the physical servers are shared amongst clients, but individual virtual space is completely isolated. The result is that of a dedicated server too.
VPS hosting has the following benefits:
As compared to shared hosting, where all the clients on the same server affect each other, VPS partitions on the server is isolated from the other and the client has full control over his own server space. If there is a problem on a website or if any other website is experiencing heavy traffic, the other websites remain completely unaffected.
VPS offers all the flexibility and independence at much lower cost.
The client can install any desired software because they have full root control.
When using VPS hosting you generally get a dedicated IP address.
VPS hosting ensures that you are getting a particular volume of disk space, bandwidth and memory and, thus, the overall performance is better.
VPS hosting is considered to be a safe and secure option due to virtualization.