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    What is VPS hosting?

    Can you help me understand what is VPS hosting and how it works? Is it better than dedicated server? What are the advantages of VPS hosting over dedicated servers?
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    VPS stands for Virtual Private Server, and is a virtualized server. A VPS server mimics a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. It is technically both shared hosting and dedicated hosting.

    VPS Hosting is one of several types of web hosting accounts you can choose from to host your website online. To have a website on the internet, you need to have your website files on a web server. Setting up and managing a server can not only be expensive, but difficult too. Purchasing web hosting allows someone to rent space on a web server, making it easier for the average person to have host a website online because all they need to do is upload their site files (no server setup is needed on their part). There are several types of web hosting accounts available:

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    A virtual private server (VPS) is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting service. A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system, and customers have superuser-level access to that operating system instance, so they can install almost any software that runs on that OS.


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