When it comes to their virtual server presence, a company has several options available in order to make the most of what is being offered on the market. Two very common options for virtual private servers include Hyper-V VPS and Shared VPS technology. While these two options operate at a basic level in a similar way, there are a number of things that a Hyper-V system allows a company to do that cannot be replicated on a non-dedicated server.
In both cases, a virtual rather than physical server is used to run a company’s software, secure their data and do their website hosting. The main difference between a Hyper-V VPS and a Shared VPS system is that in a Hyper-V VPS, although multiple entities exist on the same server, they are divided up in such a way that each entity acts as though it were alone. They must split the total resources of the system among them, but they are not “aware” or connected to any of the other entities on the server. This means that a company can change any aspect of the way their Hyper-V VPS works, from altering passwords and software to altering the coding of the system itself.
A shared system, on the other hand, has multiple entities on the same server that must all operate under the same rules and are all subject to the same kind of corruption or security breaches should one occur. In a Hyper-V VPS situation, all entities are securely separated, so an error or security breach in one will have no effect on any of the others.
Although SharePoint hosting can be an excellent place for a company to begin their virtualization process, Hyper-V choices offer greater flexibility, performance, and security.