Difference Between VPS and Dedicated Server


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ANS 1:

Virtual Private Server (VPS) as a go-between a virtual hosting/shared account and a dedicated server.

‘Virtual’ means that it is not real. Basically, it is still a shared hosting account but unlike a normal shared hosting account, each VPS has its own dedicated slice of the CPU, RAM and disk space. So basically, what you do will not affect the other VPS on the machine. You can reboot your VPS anytime you want and you will have root access.

Think of it this way. A Dedicated Server is like owning and living in your own mansion, you can share or use it completely yours, it is up to you.

A Virtual Private Server is like living in an apartment or a hotel room. You have your own doors, walls and private bathroom. You have the privacy of your own room and you more or less can do anything you want. Of course, you will share the infrastructure with the other residence in the apartment building.

A Virtual Hosting/Shared Account is like having a bed in a dormitory. You basically share a bathroom, common area and so on.

Of course, in a virtual hosting account, if you are the only customer on the machine, you can more or less use all the resources there is. If you share, as long as all the customers do not use more than what the server can handle, it does not matter.

A VPS on the other hand has stricted defined slice of the CPU/RAM and Diskspace and most of the time, unless permitted, you cannot go beyond that allocation. The good news is that no matter how crowded the server is, you still have your minimum allocation. The bad news is that if your site requires more than what the VPS slice can handle, you will bare with it even if there are more resources that is unused on the server. Of course some VPS application allow bursting to a reasonable limit but some don’t.

ANS 2 :

A virtual private server (VPS) separates you from other customers on a physical web server, running on a copy of its own operating system, but it shares CPU and RAM resources of the physical web server with other VPSs running on that server.

A dedicated server, on the other hand, is a physical web server leased and controlled by the end client, without sharing physical CPU and RAM resources with other sites. Its very much like owning your own server, without the huge capital asset investment.

Most hosts offer a mix of unmanaged versus managed services for dedicated servers. Unmanaged plans typically offer the basics – the hardware, operating system, control panel and Internet connection.

In a VPS, a single physical server is partitioned so that it appears as multiple servers. The physical server boots normally, then runs a program to boot each VPS within a virtualization environment.

With a dedicated server, you have more flexibility and control. Dedicated servers have historically been the server of choice for complex business or high end eCommerce sites, but have recently become very popular substitutes for VPS servers and less complex solutions.

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  • apleaforbrandon August 9, 2013 at 6:11 am

    I’m sure this question gets asked a lot, but for some reason I can’t find a really sufficient answer. Many places say $3.95 a month and you get unlimited space and bandwidth! Now, I’m almost a 100% sure that’s not true. If I put hundreds of terabytes of information and people are downloading hundreds of terabytes a day, then I’m SURE we’ll have a problem. So what hosting site do you use? How much do you pay? Does it truly offer unlimited space and bandwidth? Don’t tell me about a website builder, because I don’t care about that, but I do want it to support the latest features (PHP, etc.) Also, up-time is a must. Does your place ever have problems with downtime? Thanks for any info you can give me.
    Also, tell me how much you pay, and what your payment plan is like. Thanks again.
    I just talked to a guy on hostgator. After asking exactly what Unlimited means when it comes to storage and bandwidth, I got this:
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    (5:41:18 PM) Ryan Ga: Yes.
    (5:41:39 PM) Ryan Ga: Unlimited means unlimited, but with limits.
    (5:41:49 PM) Ryan Ga: If that makes sense.
    (5:42:09 PM) Bob: No it doesn’t. Because unlimited means no limits.
    (5:42:20 PM) Bob: It’s in the word.
    (5:42:51 PM) Ryan Ga: We are limited by what is possible in this reality of space and time.
    (5:43:55 PM) Bob: Oh man, you just made me laugh so hard. Is this for real? I didn’t know we were getting into science fiction. Seriously, how many gigabytes=unlimited?
    (5:44:40 PM) Ryan Ga: You can have those terabytes, but one thing that we do cap is inodes.
    (5:44:48 PM) Ryan Ga: Limit is 50,000 inodes.
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    (5:45:08 PM) Ryan Ga: An inode is essentially a file.
    (5:45:14 PM) Ryan Ga: So you can have many huge files.
    (5:45:37 PM) Ryan Ga: But if you have many many small ones (more than 50,000) , that would cause problems.
    (5:46:48 PM) Bob: i see.
    (5:47:12 PM) Bob: is there any other definition to an inode?
    (5:47:29 PM) Ryan Ga:
    (5:47:41 PM) Bob: right thank you
    (5:48:00 PM) Ryan Ga: No problem
    (5:48:17 PM) Bob: i think that’s all. thanks for your time.
    (5:48:25 PM) Ryan Ga: You’re welcome !
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  • gail C August 9, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    When I log in to Steam, I can choose from all these different servers to be able to play the game on. There is another area where I can download something that says “Dedicated Server”. Is ths what I would need to be able to start my own server game for people in my area? What would I need to ahve to be able to do that?

  • United August 10, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Hey guys, I’m new to this dedicated/vps server hosting stuff. =/
    Me and my friends want to get a server host and a cheap one. Does anyone know a good one server hosting for around $15 and less?
    And what’s the difference between dedicated and vps?
    THANK YOU! 🙂

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    Hello, recently I have been hosting a bukkit minecraft server with hamachi for me and 3-4 friends. One of those servers where I have a program and they can only get on while im running it. I want to run it 24/7 but I’m worried about my computer. I just built it myself and it is a very high tech high end gaming computer. So can it handle it? Does a server take up a lot of ram and that stuff. I Also have a 4 year old Dell that I can probably keep the server running 24/7 on that. Should I just do that? And what’s the difference between a vps server and a dedicated server. And if I can’t keep it running all the time on one of my computers, anyone know of a good website that will host one for a low affordable price. Thanks in advance. Sorry for all the questions Packed into one.

  • Rishabh Bajpai September 12, 2013 at 1:23 am

    I have a website that has a database query almost every 5 seconds. My current web host is telling me to upgrade to the gold package dedicated server hosting(I’m only at dedicated server now).

    But looking at the server specs, it will slow down the website. Since the members pay well over $100 a month for membership, both the customers and I can’t afford to loose business, especially in this economy.

    Whats the best web host out there, both dedicated and shared servers?

    What would be more convenient for my website, dedicated or shared?

  • rashest_hippo September 16, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    What is the difference between vps hosting and dedicated server hosting?

  • floydian8717 September 22, 2013 at 1:36 am

    i have been hearing a lot of talk about bringing back something called a dedicated server to Modern warfare 2. i have also heard that COD4 used a dedicated server, but if it did, then i like the modern warfare 2 servers better because you don’t time out all the time. can someone please explain to me what a dedicated server is, and how it is compared to another server like the one currently in use by Modern Warfare 2. thanks for all the help!

  • borabora5524 September 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Hey guys, whats the difference between amazon’s cloud vs the traditional web hosting VPS/dedicated servers? Which one is better? Could you explain the pricing of how Amazon Web services works? It looked confusing since everything is charged by the hour? Please list any pros and cons of both cloud and traditional web hosting

  • mendhak October 15, 2013 at 6:13 am

    I am not the type of computer nerd that knows the difference between these two. I am going to be purchasing a server from a hosting site. I do not want to get a dedicated server yet, because I want to see if the site does well first. It is a fanfiction archive site. Which one do I go with?


    Disk Space: 25GB
    Memory: 512MB

    Disk Space: 7.5GB
    Burstable RAM: up to 16GB

    Which is the better deal?


  • Krazy Bob October 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve seen something like $100 less for self managed. Is this about what it is everywhere else?

  • Noe R November 9, 2013 at 6:23 pm

    I’m looking for a new host / server for my website, and keep running across virtual website options, so just wondering what that is, or what’s the difference between a virtual website and any other?

  • Caltel T November 13, 2013 at 3:24 am

    Hosting servers?

  • Smashing Pumpkins November 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I am developing my Video Hosting website, which is going to be very similar to youtube and vimeo. I need to know which one I should go for dedicated servers or VPS? specially that I am going to support HD videos.

    Please dont tell me to use Google or Vimeo servers since I want to be an independent entity.

  • Dark_LovexXx November 21, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I want to host a very large web site for my company. I’m looking for a good dedicated server plan. What should I ask, check and know about dedicated server?

    Can you help?

  • Gundown64 November 25, 2013 at 2:07 am

    I bought the CSS CD about 6 months ago. On the steam platform i went to tools and downloaded “Source Dedicated Server” and i ran it. Now how do i join it? I cant see it in the “Find Servers” in Counter Strike Source. If i cant see it then probably no one can. A little help please?

  • Anny November 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Is it possible to actually buy a dedicated server from these companies offering to rent them? But I dont want it to be delivered to my home, I want it to stay where it is, connected to the internet and everything. Just like renting a server with the difference that I own it. I have seen one offer where you own the server after 12 months of renting.

  • callofduty5123412 November 30, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I want to host a very large web site for my company. I’m looking for a good dedicated server plan. What should I ask, check and know about dedicated server?

    Can you help?

  • Rishabh Bajpai December 1, 2013 at 1:35 am

    Please provide me the steps to install RED5 server in dedicated server(windows) and also provide me how to deploy my app in webapps folder(RED5 web server) asap.
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