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In simple terms, VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. Technology has allowed for the ability to take a physical server and to create multiple 'virtual' servers from that machine. We utilize very powerful Dell servers with many CPU cores and loaded with RAM. There are a few different vendors that provide for the creation of many 'virtual servers' from a single physical server.

The awesomeness of this is that with the proper virtualization software, a new virtual machine (another name for a VPS) can be automatically brought online if something happens to the hardware of the physical server the virtual machine is on. We utilize vmWare, which does have this ability which helps provide high availability for your server.

  • Virtual - means it's a server that is a part of another server.
  • Private - means you are the only customer that will be on your server.
  • Server - self explanatory