What is a VPS and How to Use It – HostGator Hosted

One of the biggest decisions when it comes to hosting your website is deciding what kind of server you want to use. While we have a variety of options for you to choose from, you definitely don’t want to go with something that is way too big, or way too small.

You also want the right kind of server for your needs. In this video, Scott takes you through exactly what VPS(Virtual Private Server) hosting is, and what might make it the right choice for you. VPS servers are great because they give you all the control of a Dedicated Server without the larger price tag. Do you want to build a custom gaming server to mod yours and your friends favorite game to your specs? Do you have a killer app idea that you need to build and test before releasing? These are just some of the cases where a VPS might be the perfect solve.

In this video you will learn:

00:00 – Intro
00:30 – What exactly is a VPS?
01:34 – What are the benefits of a VPS?
02:00 – Why would you need a VPS?
03:30 – Wrap Up

What exactly is a Virtual Private Server?
A VPS is a container on a shared environment which has its own dedicated resources, as well as root access.

What are the benefits of a Virtual Private Server?
It all depends on what you are trying to accomplish, but some of the constants are dedicated resources, root access, customization, and security.

Why would you need a Virtual Private Server?
Some examples include, testing a new application, having a site with custom needs, building a custom gaming server, and more. Usually if there is an advanced feature that is not available to you on a shared environment, it would be available on VPS.

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