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    Whats the difference between VPS and Dedicated?

    Whats the difference between VPS and Dedicated? I have an idea but was asked this by a friend and couldnt really give a good detailed answer.
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    VPS = Virtual Private server meaning you can have more than 1 inside 1 dedicated server yet it acts as if the dedicated server was yours.
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    A VPS is on a dedicated server, but there may be other 4 or 5 VPSs on that same server. With VPS you are basically sharing the resources of a single dedicated between all of the VPSs hosted on it. So, depending on your needs a VPS may be better, because they are reasonably priced as compared to a dedicated server, or a Dedicated server might be better, because it is completely yours and there are no other root users.
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    Though each vps has a dedicated amount of resources but still it is considered "shared" web hosting as you are sharing CPU and memory resources with
    other users on the same machine. While in case of dedicated hosting you are allowed to use 100% of the server resources, not shared by anyone. Its completely independent and completely dedicated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globalgoods View Post
    Whats the difference between VPS and Dedicated? I have an idea but was asked this by a friend and couldnt really give a good detailed answer.

    VPS is an isolated slice of a standalone server. Each VPS performs and executes similarly as a standalone server for its users and applications as it can be rebooted independently and has its own root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.

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    mean semi-dedicated. you see it as a full access server, but actually its shared by few user at same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenita View Post
    Well, the short answer is nothing. The terms are used interchangeably. A VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) and a VPS (Virtual Private Server) are one and the same. The description is that it is a type of software that gives a user a part of a machine but with super user privileges.
    I don't think that's what the OP is asking.

    The difference between VPS and Dedicated servers is already well explained by the other posters before me.

    In essence, a VPS is a semi-dedicated server. You have a certain amount of resources dedicated to you while sharing some of the resources. A dedicated server is 100% yours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by globalgoods View Post
    Whats the difference between VPS and Dedicated? I have an idea but was asked this by a friend and couldnt really give a good detailed answer.
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    A VPS is a dynamic partition that resides above the hardware layer and can run it's own separate instance of OS and control panel system.

    One large server with enough RAM and CPU can have many VPS running simultaneously; each with it's own separate file and operating system.

    There are a number of hypervisors that can generate these partitions: Xen, Virtuozzo, VMWare to name a few.

    Each VPS is a secure partition and cannot interfere with another VPS, regardless of what happens within it. It can crash and not affect any other VPS. Each VPS is assigned a set amount of RAM and CPU that it can access. If the hypervisor allows bursting, then if there is unused RAM and or CPU, then a VPS can access that as well, but only up to it's set limits.

    Even though the VPS is much smaller than the parent server it resides on, the same capabilities exist within the VPS. Therefore it is recommended that if the user is not familiar with server administration, they not go into an unmanaged VPS. Even a managed VPS requires some knowledge of linux administration.

    Only the very largest VPS are suitable for reselling hosting services on. Then at that price level, a dedicated server is getting close to the same costs with better resource ratios.

    We run our VPS in RAID 10 configuration, something that many other providers are not able to do because of the associated costs involved. VPS is a specialized environment that is great for software development. There are no limits to what you can run (except for IRC) on our VPS's. Content that we will not allow on a shared server can easily be run on a VPS.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alemcherry View Post
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    Sites with high traffic and db intensive applications (including hosting resellers) will want to lean toward dedicated servers as their budget allows.

    VPS allow fantastic access and are great for development or GAMESERVER sites, but are throttled as far as CPU and RAM - since they are partitions off the main server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eukhost View Post
    A VPS is on a dedicated server, but there may be other 4 or 5 VPSs on that same server. With VPS you are basically sharing the resources of a single dedicated between all of the VPSs hosted on it. So, depending on your needs a VPS may be better, because they are reasonably priced as compared to a dedicated server, or a Dedicated server might be better, because it is completely yours and there are no other root users.
    thats what I would say the difference is

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    Quote Originally Posted by HComm View Post
    A VPS is a dynamic partition that resides above the hardware layer and can run it's own separate instance of OS and control panel system.

    One large server with enough RAM and CPU can have many VPS running simultaneously; each with it's own separate file and operating system.

    There are a number of hypervisors that can generate these partitions: Xen, Virtuozzo, VMWare to name a few.

    Each VPS is a secure partition and cannot interfere with another VPS, regardless of what happens within it. It can crash and not affect any other VPS. Each VPS is assigned a set amount of RAM and CPU that it can access. If the hypervisor allows bursting, then if there is unused RAM and or CPU, then a VPS can access that as well, but only up to it's set limits.

    Even though the VPS is much smaller than the parent server it resides on, the same capabilities exist within the VPS. Therefore it is recommended that if the user is not familiar with server administration, they not go into an unmanaged VPS. Even a managed VPS requires some knowledge of linux administration.

    Only the very largest VPS are suitable for reselling hosting services on. Then at that price level, a dedicated server is getting close to the same costs with better resource ratios.

    We run our VPS in RAID 10 configuration, something that many other providers are not able to do because of the associated costs involved. VPS is a specialized environment that is great for software development. There are no limits to what you can run (except for IRC) on our VPS's. Content that we will not allow on a shared server can easily be run on a VPS.




    Very useful and informative post! Really covers things up. Keep up the good work.
    I have a question - Can VPS server be rebooted remotelly or it need staff management ? Thanks
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    The distinction between VPS and dedicated servers can get blurry at the high-end of the VPS scale and the low-end of the dedicated server scale. If steady hardware performance and ultimate control of software is important, then dedicated servers are probably a wise choice.
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