Virtual Dedicated & Virtual Private Servers
A virtual dedicated server (VDS), also called a virtual private server (VPS), is a virtual server that appears to the user as a dedicated server but is actually installed on a computer
serving multiple Web sites.
A single computer can have several VDSs, each one with its own operating system (OS) that runs the hosting software for a particular user.
The hosting software for each VPS can include a Web server program, a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program, a mail server program and specialized applications for activities such as e-commerce and blogging.
The VDS alternative is often chosen by small businesses that need a customized Web site but cannot afford a dedicated server. Another useful aspect of VDS technology is the ability
of a single subscriber to maintain multiple virtual servers.
For example a Web site owner might use one server for the production-level Web site and the other for a "dummy site" that can be used to test planned updates, modifications or new
Each VDS appears as its own independent server. You have complete control and manage it as if it was a physical dedicated server. You an use RDP, SSH, or any other access tool. It
is your server!