Virtual Private Servers are sometimes referred to as Virtual Dedicated Servers. They allow a single physical server to be split (or partitioned) into multiple virtual servers. This method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers allows each the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and can be independently rebooted.Virtual private servers fill the gap between shared web hosting and dedicated hosting and are a fast growing market in this cost conscious market. As a VPS runs its own copy of its operating system, customers have superuser-level access to that operating system instance, and can install almost any software that runs on the OS. They are generally used by businesses and individuals that need a customized solution that cannot be done in a shared hosting environment.
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The term “Cloud Services” has been used to categorize many hosting opportunities from On Demand services to online file backup systems to even VPS machines. True cloud services do refer to On Demand offerings that allow clients to purchase hosting environments for minutes, hours or longer and upgrade/downgrade add-ons as needed. We are in the process of creating a fully online Cloud system that will allow clients that On Demand functionality. Until that functionality is available we have several other “Cloud” type services available with our VPS and Dedicated server configurations. Please contact us and we can recommend which service is best for your specific needs.