What is VDS, and when do you need it? – Web hosting | Cloud Computing | Data center
With the growing influence of the Internet, every day more and more users are shopping online and requesting services of all kinds entirely online. For these businesses to function, they need powerful servers with predictable performance. For many years, we saw that the solution was a bare metal server, but those things are changing.
We at VPSBG.eu, thinks that dedicated virtual servers are a better option when dedicated resources are needed. Before, if you need to have dedicated resources for your say big e-commerce site, you rent a bare metal server or you buy the server yourself and co-locate it in a data center. This, as you can guess, is not scalable, it is more difficult to maintain, manage, and it is expensive. VDS servers are a solution to these problems.
Why a Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS)?
Subsequently, hypervisor technologies made it possible to have several virtual machines running on the same hardware. Completely separate virtual servers, each of them has its own resources like CPU, RAM, disk storage, etc. This is how the Virtual Private Server service (VPS) appeared. The difference between VPS and VDS is that one or more resources are shared between virtual machines. When you use the VDS service, you receive a virtual server with guaranteed resources. You have 100% of the processor, which you can run up to 100% 24 hours a day. RAM and other resources are also reserved for you. It’s like a dedicated server, but virtual. And better. This is how the abbreviation VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) appeared.
And it’s better because with these new generation servers, you have the possibility to evolve your resources at any time and instantly: increase or decrease the number of AMD EPYC CPU cores, increase or decrease the size of the RAM, increase or decrease disk storage capacity. It could be done the hard way when we are talking about a physical server. You have to buy the parts first, then install them, which results in more downtime than VDS. Downgrading is even more difficult.
How is it useful and suitable?
A Virtual Dedicated Server is ideal for sites that exceed the capabilities of conventional hosting, high load network services, as well as software design, development and testing. Closed enterprise projects with increased security and data privacy requirements also rely for the most part on dedicated virtual servers, especially for small businesses for which the purchase or rental of a physical server does not. is not accessible.
If you have a small website, you don’t have to host it on a VDS server. For example, you can use a cheaper option (eg shared hosting). However, keep in mind that in this case you will only be able to use the software installed by your vendor. And the performance of your site will depend entirely on the load of the shared hosting neighbors. It might get too noisy.
Is it reliable?
As we said before, the VDS server has dedicated resources. This makes them powerful because the performance is predictable and guaranteed. Your plan gives you 4 processor cores and you receive 4 physical processor cores. Entirely for you. If your application is CPU intensive, this service gives you the credibility that it will run 100% of the time.
A separate server gives you full control over the system, from managing user accounts and installing software to configuring network interfaces and firewall rules. However, to perform these actions, you must have a specific level of qualification as a system administrator. It is valid for both virtual and hardware servers.
How versatile is it?
Nowadays, you can get services of different types and models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, etc.). Dedicated Virtual Server is part of the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model, the most versatile cloud service consumption model. Based on a virtual machine, you can build any information system you need, install any operating system and software, configure any network. You can upgrade / downgrade it anytime with just a few clicks.
To conclude !
Now that you have learned about VDS and its features, you can decide whether you or your business requires it. To summarize, as you have already understood, this service is similar to a virtual private server but with guaranteed resources. And because of the benefits of KVM virtualization, it acts like a true dedicated server.
One of the most important differences between the two is that VDS, unlike a bare metal server, allows for a rapid upgrade or degradation of computing power. Virtual Dedicated Server makes it easier and more flexible to host and manage your application as long as you have the necessary system administration skills.
If you have already decided to get VDS, you can check our powerful dedicated bodies with the latest AMD EPYC processor and NVMe SSD storage. Annual packages benefit from a 33% discount!
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Author Bio: VPSBG is a Bulgarian hosting company founded in 2013 with the main goal of providing exceptional services and strong privacy to the customers. We have always been striving for continuous growth and development. Having the latest generation software and network equipment, our company's infrastructure is always up to date. As a local Bulgarian business, our office, servers, and data center are all located in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is a major Eastern European IT hub with enormous tech culture. With customers from more than 140 countries, we care about their privacy as we are very protective when it comes to personal information. Our secret to success is that we do what we love on a daily basis!