Nowadays there are three popular types of hosting services:
- Virtual hosting
- Dedicated virtual server
- Dedicated physical server
Dedicated virtual server combines the advantages of virtual hosting and dedicated physical server.
To be compared:
- As opposed to virtual hosting dedicated virtual server gives full system access and root user rights.
- Dedicated virtual server possesses unlimited number of sites though at Virtual hosting the number of sites is always limited.
- You may install any necessary software at Dedicated virtual server. The right to install software at Virtual hosting belongs to the provider only.
Dedicated physical server is much more expensive than Dedicated virtual server. However VDS possesses practically all the same facilities as the physical one, except the resources provided.
The resources of a virtual server can be extended according to your demands. The resources of a physical server are invariable. In order to procure more computing power you’ll have to purchase a new physical server.