In a virtual private server hosting plan, businesses basically obtain a dedicated server. However, that dedicated virtual device is a partition of a physical server that also hosts other clients. This creates a slightly less powerful dedicated server, in which users can leverage computing resources that have been assigned to them in advance.
According to a recent Ezine Articles report, cloud hosting plans are a new evolution of the virtual private server. Essentially, cloud hosting works by taking the basic VPS server concept, and removing it from its connection to a single physical device.
This is made possible by connecting a number of physical devices into a single network, creating a pool of resources in which each device can provide a specific computing resource.
According to the report, this gives users their own VPS server, but that server is no longer limited by the single physical device it is connected to, and can access resources from the larger pool created by the cloud.
A recent report from WebHostingTop.org said basic VPS hosting plans are ideal for businesses that have outgrown the limitations of shared hosting plans, but still need a relatively affordable virtual server hosting solution.