Virtual private servers are among the youngest hosting plans on the market. As a result, it is not surprising that some may be hesitant about its abilities to meet the lofty expectations it promises. According to a recent Ars Technica report, the VPS has matured enough that it can live up to these expectations.
The report begins by asking why anybody would need to obtain their own server hardware anymore. The author poses this question to explain that virtual private servers have matured over the past few years, giving users a versatile hosting plan that can completely replace their on-premise server hardware.
For some, this goal was not possible before the VPS because shared servers were not powerful enough, and dedicated servers were too expensive. The report said the VPS is ideal because it offers similar cost-efficiency to shared devices, while providing a solution that is powerful enough to meet most users' needs.
According to a recent Web Hosting Geeks report, VPS servers are quite similar to dedicated servers. In VPS hosting plans, users can leverage a dedicated operating system and their own RAM and disk storage space. However, dedicated servers are necessary to obtain sole ownership of CPU resources, the report said.