What is the Difference Between a VPS and a Dedicated?


Ever wondered what are differences between a Virtual Private Server and a Dedicated server? Well, when I was starting in the web world, I for sure asked myself at least once this question. Time later, I finally understood completely their differences. If you are here because you want to know if a VPS or a Dedicated would work better for your case, keep reading too.

To understand what a dedicated server is, think of your personal computer: nobody uses except you. You have full control of what you do in there, the resources that are used, etc.

Now, to understand what a VPS is, think of an apartment inside a hotel: you have access to a personal bathroom, to a TV, to a bed, etc, yet you share the hotel’s infrastructure with the other residents. Now, translated to computers… You have your own space inside a server, where no one can use that previously assigned resources but you; you will have a certain amount of RAM &  disk space just for you. If another user exceeds their assigned RAM, it won’t affect you. In the other side, if your website requires more resources than the ones you’ve been assigned with, you won’t be able to use more RAM from other users. Here is when you know you must go either to a bigger VPS package or to your own Dedicated server.

If your website consumes a lot of disk space and RAM, you probably need to start looking in buying your own server. If your website doesn’t use many resources, there’s no need for buying a dedicated.

I hope you now have a better understanding of these two concepts. If you got any question or comment, please do not hesitate to comment below, and I’d be more than glad to assist you.

Best Regards,
Owner of Juapo2Services

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