You might see the terms cloud and VPS used interchangeably. This is mostly because Cloud is a broader category applying to a broad range of virtual servers.

And VPS is a cloud server. But it’s private.

There are public cloud servers out there. A Public Cloud server happens when an off-site service makes server resources such as online applications and storage available to the general public.

The public cloud is managed by the service provider.

So, what is cloud VPS (Virtual Private Server)? And how can it benefit your business? Let’s take a look and see if we can answer that.

1. What Is Cloud VPS?

Cloud VPS is a shared server. You may not need a fully dedicated server for your business. Only large businesses who need a large number of clients to access their server will use a dedicated server.

A dedicated server is an entire server machine that a business will rent.

A dedicated server is for companies like game developers who might want a multiplayer mode on in their PC game. They need a whole server for their players to connect and play on.

If you’re just starting out in your business, you may not need that kind of capacity.

This is where cloud VPS comes in. It’s a private slice of a server machine’s capability.

It runs its own separate virtual operating system. And you control that slice of the server.

Each slice of the server is called a Container.

And you can upload files to your container, manage the domains on your container, secure your container, and be the virtual boss of your container.

Nobody else can access your container without your permission. The only thing that’s shared is the power of the server machine.

2. What Can I Do With A Cloud VPS?

With this cloud server, you can do a number of things.

You can have your own private storage that nobody, not even the service provider has access to and you control.

There are none of the privacy concerns you might have with services like Dropbox or Google Drive.

While those public servers probably have excellent security, there is always still a risk of compromise.

Data breaches have gone up in the last several years with 2015 being the worst with 49 million data breaches due to hacking.

Having a VPS will at least ensure that you have the best private security for your customer’s information and data.

As we said, you have full control over the server.

You can customize every detail so that your customers have an experience that matches your company goals and ethics.

You can also share the access with anyone you want and nobody.

You can test new server environments. You can host your own server. And you can run a whole website with more resources than a shared or public server.

And your website will be much faster on a VPS than on a public server.

VPS Is The Way To Go

If you’re running a small business, then VPS is what you’re looking for.

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