Dedicated server hosting and VPS hosting, both have their own advantages and disadvantages. Similarly, there are clear differences among VPS hosting and dedicated server due to their own distinct features. They are different on the basis of their resources, performance security, configuration and cost. Here are details of these points
VPS is a virtualized server which mimics as a dedicated server hosting in a shared hosting environment. VPS hosting always involves hosting multiple websites on the same server, but the hypervisor prevents one website from other to create any type of trouble. When RAM, Disk Space and Processor core of dedicated server hosting is divided among different websites, it becomes; VPS.
Dedicated server hosting definition is obvious from its name that a remote server which is fully dedicated to only one network, website or application. All resources of the server like RAM, Disk Space and Processor are just for one operation. There is no sharing element with any other website.
Performance majorly depends on the characteristics and performance of the hardware. VPS hosting performance is minor less than Dedicated Server hositng because of shared resources. Dedicated Server has a special edge in the performance section just because of fully dedicated hardware. As a result, high-end server configurations actually exist only for dedicated users.
Usually, VPS hosting consider as less secure because of sharing factor with multiple websites. Although hypervisor tries to control and monitor the activities but sometimes too advance viruses bypass the hypervisor completely and spread to all accounts on the server.
A dedicated server hosting is much secure than VPS hosting as there is no fear of partners because there is no sharing of resources with other websites or applications.
Virtual private servers allow users to fully manage their settings and configurations. This freedom allows users to make changes and adjust what they need to fit the situation.
The configuration is that the dedicated server is actually prominent. Because you are the only user on your system, you have complete control over everything, so you can modify everything in the software and/or hardware to do everything.
VPS hosting is purely economic. With VPS hosting, users share many physical resources such as disk space, CPU and RAM. Due to the sharing factor, a hosting company can permit more user on the same server. In this way their cost per user get low and they offer very economical packages to their user.
A dedicated server is not economic as compared to VPS hosting. In a dedicated server, there is no sharing of resources. One resource is fully dedicated to only one website which ultimately affects the package cost. Dedicated server packages started from almost 99$ to 250$ per month. It solely depends on your need it can exceed up to 2500$ per month for a completely managed dedicated server hosting plan.
Which Hosting Package is the Best?
There is no race of the best between these two hosting servers both are good at their own position. The most important factors in deciding whether to opt into VPS hosting or dedicated server hosting is the type of resource required for your site. Do you want to host large media files that require lots of storage space and bandwidth? Does your site require a lot of processing power to run scripts and back-end applications? Do you expect a huge amount of visitors who need a lot of bandwidth without large media files? If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, you should strongly consider dedicated server hosting otherwise VPS hosting is the best choice.
Ashok Arora is CEO and Founder of eWebGuru a leading web hosting company of India. He is a tech enthusiast with more than 25 years of experience in Internet and Technology.
Ashok is Master in Electronics from a leading Indian university.
Ashok loves to write on cloud, servers, datacenter, virtualisation technology.