What is a VPS?
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What is a VPS?

>>YAN HUANG: So, what is a VPS? A VPS stands for virtual private server, also
known as a virtual dedicated or dedicated virtual. There’s different names for it, but basically,
the most common one is VPS, or virtual private server. What that is…it’s Web hosting. It’s in between shared Web hosting and dedicated
Web hosting or dedicated server. With shared Web hosting, it’s pretty much
you’re in this pool with tons of other people, and typically, if you’re with providers like the HostGators,
Bluehosts, and GoDaddys, they’re really slow. Then you have the dedicated servers, where
you get the full machine. But what about in between? That’s where
the VPSs come in, and which in my opinion, it’s probably one of the best solutions, especially if you’re running, for example,
like a e-commerce software, like Magento or osCommerce, or any kind of…even WordPress, if you have
anything more than just a brochure website, because the speed of the load time affects
SEO— and of course, affects your user experience
as well. With the VPS, what that way means is you have a full server. They call this the VPS node. VPS node is basically
the actual server that these VPSs are hosted on. What a VPS is, it’s…you take a server,
you slice up into a few big chunks, and each of those chunks is its own microenvironment, its own operating system. So from the software’s perspective, it’s
basically having a full server, just without the full resources. The cool thing with that is, unlike the shared
hosting, where if one customer on that Web host is using up tons of resources, everyone’s sites are going to run slow.
With the VPS, because it’s similar to the dedicated server, everything is partitioned, so if the next
guy that has a VPS is just destroying their resources because they’re running a really heavy video
website, where it requires tons of software to compress a video, stuff like that, it wouldn’t affect your server—which is
a really cool thing about the VPS’s. Another cool thing about the VPS’s is also…with
the shared hosting, if you need to upgrade space, yeah, you can. But these days, everyone’s offering this
bogus unlimited, or close to unlimited, where you have just tons of resources. My thing with that is if every hosting company’s
clients used even half of that, they’d all go out of business. Those are just fast numbers that they throw
out. But if you actually start using the resources,
then shared hosting obviously wouldn’t work. With the dedicated servers, if you need to
upgrade, you would have to have your datacenter or hosting provider physically add memory
to there, or add an additional hard drive or move you
to a more powerful server. With the VPS’s, if you need to scale, it’s relatively easy. Basically, all these VPS-hosting companies
have the ability to raise the space, raise the memory, add on another virtual CPU, if you need it—which
is great for scalability, because when you don’t need it, you don’t have to pay for it, and when you
need it, it’s simple. The other cool thing is…with the shared
hosting, if your website’s running slow, you basically need to contact the Web host. They need to either restart the server for
everybody, or they kind of tell you—this is how it is. With the dedicated servers, if something’s
running slowly, you would actually have to call in to your Web host or datacenter, and they would have to physically restart
the machine. Or, some of them actually have these things called remote… basically, they can restart the machine remotely. But usually, you have to contact your Web
host, for them to do that. With the VPS, most VPS providers, including my Web hosting company—we have a full team—you
actually have a login. You can log in, and you can restart your virtual
private server, you can shut it down, and then start it back up. You have this…it’s a very powerful ability
to have full control over your VPS, whether you are on… and the other cool thing is, just like the
dedicated server, you can decide to have Linux or Windows, or any flavor of Linux, depending on what
you or your development team prefers. So that’s also one of the very cool things
about the VPS—it’s basically your own environment. Hopefully, that gives a pretty good understanding
of what the VPS is. Like I said, for most e-commerce websites, I recommend the VPS. If you’re doing much more, then you can
upgrade to dedicated server. But for most e-commerce websites, or most websites that’s little more than
a brochure website, I recommend the VPS options. If you’re looking for a reliable company,
I obviously recommend my company. We have two hosting brands, and we have really, really affordable prices,
starting at $15 and ranging to high-performance VPS hosting. That’s $100 and up. So, we provide the full
range. So go to my blog, yanhuang.me. You can click
on our hosting brands and check out what features that we have. Of course, if you have any questions whatsoever,
you can feel free to go to my blog, yanhuang.me, click on Contact—shoot me email directly.
I’ll be more than happy to get back to you and answer any questions. If you found this video helpful, please Like
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  • Anthony Peyton

    hi im a sales rep for amitydev. do you want a vps? we have some cheap and fast. well if you would like more info on the vps you can reach me at [email protected] skype is tj.lawrence3 you can get in teamspeak 3 amitydev.ts3dns.pro

  • Saiyan

    nice man, most vps servers are quite expensive im i correct? i was on a site called leakforums and there is a thread about 3jelly.com im not saying anymore, just check it out 😮

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