VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) is a popular hosting service among large users. Its feature is that each client is allocated a specific virtual server as a whole, including with all administrative rights. This full server management makes it possible to install on the server any necessary software that is necessary for work.
In fact, this is a full-fledged multifunctional server – here you can create an information system, install any convenient operating system, install software of any complexity. In this way, you can even configure your own network or install all kinds of control panels designed to simplify work on the server.
Features of the functioning of VDS
In terms of the main points, the operation of a VDS server does not differ from the operation of the most ordinary physical server. Unlimited on a virtual server:
- number of connected domains;
- the ability to connect e-mail-, ftp-, ssh-users;
- installation of databases of varying complexity and capacity.
At the same time, the owner of the VDS directly has the ability to manage all the functionality of such a server, in particular:
- install any programs and applications;
- work with the file system;
- get your own fixed IP address or several;
- perform all the functions of a physical server.
The virtual server functions autonomously, so the failure of one virtual server will not affect the operation of another.
Benefits of VDS servers
The most important difference between VPS and shared hosting is the functionality of the entire system. On virtual hosting, clients are offered a control panel chosen by the service provider for management, and VPS will allow you to install on the virtual server the software that the client will need and with which it will be comfortable to work. In addition, virtual servers have a number of other advantages:
- complete autonomy – the server operates separately, having its own IP addresses;
- the number of databases or sites that can be installed is not limited;
- in order to scale its activities, no additional connections or permissions are required;
- the tenant has full control over the server, including administrator access on Windows or root-level access on Unix.
Among the disadvantages of such a system, it is worth noting only the complexity of managing the server – when working with hosting, the client receives a part of the server with ready-made settings for management, he does not need additional knowledge and skills.
A virtual server is the best option for sites that lack the features of regular hosting, high load systems to test and design software.