Virtualization technology, developed for IBM mainframes back in the 80s, also came in handy on other platforms. Virtualization software became available. Virtualization was an excellent way to maximize the use of available physical resources. That is why it attracted the attention of hosting providers. Currently, according to studies, server virtualization is already used by 76% of companies.
What is a VPS?
This kind of hosting service has evolved along with virtualization software. The terms VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) or VPS (Virtual Private Server), which stand for a virtual dedicated server running on a physical one, appeared almost a decade ago, back in the “pre-cloud” era, although today, VPS is considered a cloud service, and it usually is one, by the classical definitions.
Essentially, both terms mean the same thing – a virtual dedicated server: on one physical server running several virtual servers, one virtual server’s failure does not affect the operation of neighboring ones.
VPS services have been widespread since the early 2000s. Possibilities are limited only by allocated resources. Each virtual server emulates the work of a physical one, and the VPS customer gets it at his entire disposal: one has administrator rights to install OS and software, can install applications, work with files, and perform other actions as the owner of a regular server.
Differences compared to shared hosting
In contrast to standard shared hosting, a virtual server VPS usually provides protection from DDoS attacks and data backup, each virtual server has its own IP address, and if necessary, you can get additional IP addresses, while virtual hosting multiple sites often use a single IP-address.
A virtual dedicated server has no limitations typical of shared hosting. For example, Netherlands VPS allows you to create any number of websites, databases, domain zones, etc. There is a limit on physical resources, but VPS is guaranteed to get them, while on shared hosting, there is no such guarantee. The owner of VPS has full access to the system and the user rights root, can install any software, and with virtual hosting, this can only be done by the provider.
The cost of renting a virtual dedicated server is usually higher than the cost of virtual hosting but significantly lower than renting a comparable physical server.
Features and benefits of VPS Netherlands
The services provided by VPS hosted in the Netherlands have several advantages for users. In addition to the apparent benefits due to the geographical location at the junction of the routes and the liberal legislation of the country, there are several technical advantages:
- Lower costs combined with good opportunities of managing own services.
- Easy scalability: you can quickly add computing resources, memory, or storage capacity. VPS is inherently an IaaS (“infrastructure-as-a-service”) service.
- Full KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualization implemented on
Amsterdam VPS is a physical partitioning of the kernel where each participant can install the required OS. It’s considered more reliable because the virtual servers are completely isolated from each other, and a wider choice of operating systems is provided. Hardware virtualization creates a completely isolated analog of a physical server with its own operating system kernel. Each such server is allocated its own area of RAM and disk capacity, a network card. In this case, it is possible to install any operating system.
The possibility of choice allows you to optimally spend the budget according to the needs, the nature of the tasks to be solved, and the ongoing projects. Virtual servers can be provided without support (this option is cheaper, but you can’t do it without knowledge of OS and application administration) or with support (when you do not need to deal with server maintenance).
VSYS Host is often used for website hosting, software development, and testing to hosting content management systems – CMS (WordPress, Drupal, Joomla), especially for small companies that can not afford to buy or rent a physical server.
A dedicated physical server is much more expensive than a virtual dedicated server, although, except for the resources provided, VPS is almost inferior to it. The only exception is the use of applications requiring direct hardware access. The creation of a VPS server is performed in minutes, and the process can be automated.
It is precisely why Holland VPS – is a popular type of hosting because it provides a reasonable balance between price and features for most Internet sites and applications owners.