What is VPS Web Hosting? A Virtual Private Server is essentially a piece of a stand alone server. Every VPS acts like a stand-alone server because each VPS has its own stuff – configuration files, root access, memory, IP addresses, and users. Each virtual private server can be rebooted independently from the others using the same stand-alone server.
Most web hosting companies offer virtual hosting as an option for their hosting choices. This virtual hosting means that you share, with many other users, your applications and environment as well as your resources. Each server, using VPS technology, is divided into many different stand-alone environments. Each environment has its own independent software that keeps that environment running smoothly.