Virtual private server

A virtual private server (VPS) is one of many virtual machines running on a single computer. They are often used by Internet hosting services. Although a VPS runs in software on the same physical computer as other customers’ virtual machines, it is in many respects functionally equivalent to a separate physical computer. A VPS is dedicated to the individual customer’s needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run server software.

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