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VPS vs. VPN: What’s the Difference?

When faced with technical business decisions, many different terms are thrown around, and naturally, they are likely to confuse some of us. One of the most easily confused areas is the difference between VPN and VPS hosting. The acronyms are nearly the same, but the two offer completely different services. While both services offer more cost effective ways to control aspects of the company’s operation, your business may not need to use both services. Learn the difference between VPS and VPN, and how to determine which will best serve your company.

VPS: Virtual Private Server

VPS hosting is a web hosting option that enables businesses to gain the flexibility and features of a dedicated server without the expense. VPS hosting uses the principles of shared hosting to reduce the cost of operation by placing several accounts on the same server. Each account is placed on a virtual partition of the server to give it the independence of a dedicated server, allowing businesses more control over their server environment in addition to a host of other benefits. VPS hosting is ideal for small to medium businesses who are in need of fast performance and security, but are not in a position to pay for the additional cost. Read the rest of this entry »


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