VPS vs Dedicated Server Hosting ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    What is the difference between a VPS ( virtualized private server )
    and dedicated server hosting ?

    What are the benefits of having a dedicated server vs a VPS ?

    thanks !
     
  2. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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  3. detz macrumors 65816

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    A dedicated server means you have an actual machine, an actual server to do what ever you want on. All of the hardware, software is yours to use. A VPS or Virtual Private Server is a section of a dedicated server using software. So, hosting companies take a dedicated server and by using software they split that server into lets say eight VPS servers. Each server acts on its own(depending on what software is used) so it's like it's own server but it's on shared hardware(cpu,memory, hd)
     
  4. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks.!

    What's the best dedicated server companies out there ?
     
  5. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/ will be able to provide much more accurate information on that front than this forum could.

    It depends also on whether you want a managed or unmanaged server too.
     
  6. Angelo95210 macrumors 6502a

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    The webhostingtalk link provided here below is actually a very good start point for your search. But you could let us know what you need this server for and we might help you to take your decision.

    i personally prefer a virtual server as I think it's more reliable. I don't have to care at all about the potential failures. But if you need a lot of CPU power or a lot of storage (but think also to amazon S3) a dedicated might be better.
     

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