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Here we will talk about a new kind of hosting: VDS (virtual dedicated server) and its difference from VPS (virtual private server).
What is VPS?
VPS has the most benefits as a dedicated server at a lower price. Compared with a shared plan, VPS is more secure and controllable due to private resources.
What is VDS?
Difference between VPS and VDS
- VPS depends on OS-level virtualization.
- Dozens of VPSs will share the resource of hosting physical server, including the core of the mother operating system, the CPU, memory, storage, and bandwidth of the main server.
- VPS’ virtualization method is efficient and compatible with most tasks and does not require extensive changes to the OS.
- A parent server runs several VPS instances.
- It’s more cost-effective.
- It offers most features of a dedicated server, but still less functionality than VDS.
- It offers some scalability and predominant convenience.
- It’s managed and controlled by OS.
- It’s a good choice for people who run low load task, such as office applications, deployment of small e-commerce, corporate sites, etc.
- VDS depends on the paravirtualization method.
- Both the mother OS and VMs have separate cores. That means a VDS user will get the assigned dedicated computing power or a certain number of physical CPU cores permanently.
- VDS’ virtualization method requires OS changes. It’s best to choose the Linux OS which is open-source.
- A VDS instance takes up the entire server.
- It’s more expensive, but more cost-effective than dedicated servers.
- Higher-level functionality than VPS
- It does not offer scalability and predominant convenience.
- Its operation is managed and controlled by server hardware.
- It’s a good choice for people who runs high load tasks, such as streaming video and audio apps, game servers, large e-commerce projects, etc.
VPS and VDS' pros and cons
- VPS is easy, flexible, convenient to use, and much fits common people.
- VPS/VDS supports almost all web apps running.
- Easily reboot VPS/VDS independently.
- VPS is cheaper than a dedicated server or VDS.
- Users can customize most VPS plans based on their needs.
- As dozens of VPSs share a physical server’s resource, a VPS may not be able to use the assigned amount of RAM or CPU. If every VPS is assigned with 16GB memory, when most VPSs occupy more than 10 GB, then, all VPS performance will be affected.
Which service to choose
If you ask me which service you should choose between VPS and VDS, I may not be able to give you a direct answer. Your choice completely bases on your business’s scales, task types, and technological skills level.
For unskilled users who have just begun their business, people usually recommend VPS as VPS’ scalability can match users’ frequent requirements changes.
Senior technical specialists may have known how many resources they needed or want a server to run some high-load tasks. In this situation, VDS is much better than VPS as other users on the same physical server will not disturb your VDS.
Hope this article helps you understand more about the VPS and VDS hosting services. Database Mart provides many kinds of hosting services, including VPS and dedicated servers. Dedicated servers have the whole advantages that a VPS or VDS has. You can consider it as an alternative option for your business hosting.