In fact, server consists of several types, such as VPS, cloud computing, dedicated server, and shared hosting. This time, let’s talk about Virtual Dedicated Server. You may know about VOS and dedicated server, but VDS consists of words from both. The next section will give a brief definition and benefits of VDS.
More about Virtual Dedicated Server
VDS uses virtualization technology to make closed environment. When putting website on internet, you need hosting that’s available in shared server. You may do not have your own computer as server but rent server to handle hosting. VPS or virtual private server does the same thing as shared server, but the environment is closed and limited. A single hardware consists of several VPS as separated computer, but it cannot interfere each other. When one VPS is down, the others are still working because they have different specs and system.
What is dedicated server? It is different from VPS as you have computer at home or certain place dedicated for server. Instead of renting virtual server from third party, you can purchase and install server system on computer. The function is similar to virtual server, except you can see the hardware directly on your eyes. Dedicated server is suitable for big company and organization with high security and flexibility.
Now, you move dedicated server at home to put into virtual place. You will get what is called as VDS. Basically, it looks quite similar to VPS since it adopts virtual system to separate hardware and provides specific specs. However, VDS is bigger in capacity and bandwidth. VPS consists of managed and unmanaged where you choose based on your knowledge and skill in this area. On contrary, VDS is unmanaged as clients have sole responsibility to install, manage, and maintenance on their own.
In simple term, VDS is dedicated server that available in virtual hardware with private access. Well, what you do is renting virtual server. It has big memory and capacity with new processor. VDS is faster with better hardware to handle huge traffic.
Due to virtual technology, it is safer and more secure than the dedicated one. One benefit when having dedicated server is you know its location and how to protect. However, there is still possibility for abruption traffic that only expert or professional can do. Unless your company does not have specialist, dedicated server is out of option. To overcome this situation, VDS does not need specialist since provider will act super-user that manages all hardware. You only focus on the core business to optimize VDS.
One issue is hardware upgrade that takes cost and time to proceed. When you have computer, buying new one is good way to get better hardware. However, the data and files are needed to put into new location. Furthermore, VDS only has specific specs from beginning. It is still flexible in term of bandwidth, software, application, and user control. It might not be as flexible as cloud computing, but still reliable when your need vast data processing and huge bandwidth.