View Full Version : machine server vs. dedicated server
2011-12-30, 01:24 PM
Recently I came across two terms: "virtual machine server" and "virtual dedicated server." Are these 2 different things, or just 2 different terms for the same thing?
2011-12-31, 04:22 AM
A virtual private server (VPS), also called a virtual dedicated server (VDS), 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 VPSs, each one with its own operating system
What is virtual private server (VPS) or virtual dedicated server (VDS)? - Definition from Whatis.com (http://searchservervirtualization.techtarget.com/definition/virtual-private-server)
2012-01-02, 04:14 PM
The two terms means the same thing. VPS (Virtual Private Server) is the current hosting industry term for a Virtual Server.
Virtual Machine Server is an older term when virtualization was first starting, but still means the same thing.