Whether you’ve just started with web hosting or you’ve been around for the past few years, you may have heard about the “Cloud”, “Cloud VPS” or “Virtual servers”. Of course there exist plenty of others similar terms we could go through. In this article, we will try to explain what is Cloud VPS and how does it work.
What’s the Cloud?
Let’s try to define both terms first and explain you in details what is a cloud virtual private server (VPS).
When we say “The Cloud”, we usually refer to “Cloud Computing”. You might have guessed, we’re not talking about the rain outside!
Cloud computing, is by definition, a practice of using a network of remote servers accessible via the Internet to store, manage, and process data rather than on a local server or a personal computer.
You can access your machine at anytime and from anywhere as long as you are connected to the internet.
What is a Virtual Private Server?
Now, let’s define what Virtual Private Server is and how it works.
First of all, a VPS is a private and dedicated hosting environment. Which is hosted on a parent server, or a cluster of servers, through the use of virtualization.
With a virtual machine manager such as a computer software, firmware, or hardware that creates and runs virtual machines, we can run virtual machines on a host/parent server called a guest instance or child instance.
To make it shorter, the VPS is like a physical dedicated server that exists as a piece of software running on a host/parent server.
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