Introduction To Virtual Private Servers
What Is VPS
VPS (Virtual Private Server) is simply a kind of virtual computer or virtual server that we can use like a normal computer, in which we can add the Operating System (OS) itself, run a software, or store data. To use VPS, we are required to pay a subscription fee every month to those who provide VPS services.
Globally, VPS is widely used as cloud computing, software bot, or running robot software for Forex trading. The advantages that can be accessed 24 hours and always real time make many people like to use VPS rather than having to work from a normal computer.
VPS is provided in various sizes of SSD (hard drive storage), memory, and virtual processor. It doesn’t matter if your computer doesn’t have a high spec. As long as you are still connected to the internet, you can still work and access your VPS. If your computer doesn’t have a high spec, you can work with VPS and choose a VPS service that provides the Memory, processor, or SSD specifications you need.
VPS at a glance like Cloud Server or Dedicated Server (Hosting) which is widely used by IT activists. But actually, these three things are very different. Here’s the difference between VPS, Cloud Server, and Dedicated Server (Hosting):
The Difference Between Shared, VPS Hosting & Dedicated Server
Shared hosting is a web hosting service where a hosting account will be placed along with several other hosting accounts on the same server. So in other words, shared hosting is a server that is used by many users or hosting accounts, using the same server resource both processor, RAM and storage.
Of course with the number of hosting accounts that use the same resource, then the website that you have will not always be able to run stably, not infrequently the website you have will often be down because the user or other hosting account is getting high visitor traffic. Therefore, shared hosting is not suitable for use for those of you who have large businesses.
Cloud Hosting with Shared Hosting is a web hosting service but there are differences that make cloud hosting technology far superior and more often used by the best hosting providers compared to shared hosting that has begun to be abandoned.
This is because cloud technology is considered far more efficient than shared hosting. Cloud hosting is a web hosting service that has technology where a hosting account can be connected to many servers, so the user of the hosting account need not be afraid of the performance of hosting down because when your hosting gets high user traffic, hosting will automatically move to the server does not have high traffic, as a result your hosting will not be a problem because of the amount of traffic that enters your website.
Virtual Private Server (VPS)
VPS is a Virtual Private server. VPS can be said to be the midpoint between shared hosting and a dedicated server. VPS is a server that uses virtual technology to divide physical hardware into multiple virtual servers.
Each VPS can run its own operating system and can also be restarted or rebooted separately even though in one server there are several virtual machines on the server. You get full access to the VPS you have, but still you have to share resources with other users, especially when other users use VPS very wastefully, then you will be affected.
Meanwhile, a dedicated server is a service to rent a server to a user or user. So that only you will use and occupy a server. You have far higher rights compared to VPS.
Dedicated Server is very suitable for those of you who have a website with very high growth because you can use all the resources that are on the server. In addition, there are also various types of Dedicated Server specifications that you can choose to become your website’s data storage.
WHEN DO WE HAVE TO USE A VPS?
VPS is here to accommodate jobs that cannot be fulfilled by ordinary hosting or computers. Usually VPS is often used for the following things:
Currently VPS is mostly used for hosting websites. VPS is suitable if your website has a variety of platforms and applications, where hosting alone is not enough to accommodate your needs.
This tunneling is actually just a way to manage VPS, especially VPS that uses OS Linux, but with the port forwarding feature, this tunneling can be used to access the internet using our VPS connection
VPS can also be used as a leecher for files on a torrent because the average VPS connection speed can reach tens of MB per second making it easier for us to retrieve or download files on a torrent.
MAKE A VPN
VPN is created through VPS. VPN (Virtual Private Network) is almost the same as tunneling. But the encryption path and methods are different, so the VPN is easier to apply. It’s just that the installation process is more complicated.
Proxies can also be made from VPS. But not many use VPS for proxies because tunneling and VPN are much easier to use. The proxy uses almost the same as VPN and Tunneling, IP masking uses our VPS server.
Forex trading is becoming a favorite for many investors to multiply money. But the weakness of Forex trading is that we must always monitor the performance of our trading software, so it must continue to be realtime.
If you use an ordinary computer, of course it won’t work. Therefore people who play Forex usually also subscribe to VPS to monitor the performance of their trading bot software.
So even though their computers are not always on and online, their trading software will always be on and online. Plus, if at any time special action is needed on trading, bot software can execute it directly without needing to turn on the computer first.
VPS can also be used to encode videos, because encoding videos usually takes a long time, VPS is an option because it can continue to run for 24 hours, even a full month if the server is capable.
Video encoding is the process of reducing the size of a file that was originally large to smaller without having to reduce the quality of the video. Usually used to upload large videos to the website.
If the video size is still large, it will certainly slow down loading and cause people to be lazy to download or stream. So it must be encoded so that the size is smaller but the quality is still good.