Many persons think that the term VPS hosting and the Cloud hosting are the same thing and they can easily be interchanged. If we consider both the terms technically surely we will find some differences between these two. Let have a quick look over the key difference between these terms in the following to clear all the doubt regarding the same.
- Server Setup: The virtual private server is mainly based on the single physical server which gets split among many users. Though many persons simultaneously use a single server but no one gets affected by another user as virtualization software efficiently splits the server space for every user. But the private cloud hosting is solely based on multiple server as well as various resources too. But the user seems that he is using multiple resources on a single server. Easy transition between the servers is also possible in case of hardware failure.
- Locations of the server: The major difference between these two types of hosting lies in the location of the server. The servers of the virtual private hosting usually are the third party server which a located in off-site whereas the servers of the private cloud hosting present at user’s own data centre or place.
- Scalability: Though the control panels of the private cloud hosting service are designed with keeping the provisions of quick switching between servers that’s why choosing any new data base or servers as well as resource are really not a tough job. It can be done by few simple clicks. For doing the same, a virtual private hosting user needs to upgrade the entire system manually as well as raise a support ticket to the service provider. This proves that private cloud hosting is more convenient to use.
- Cost: The private cloud hosting is more costly than the virtual private hosting as the first one incurs the entire cost of the hardware, installation, set-up, and maintenance. This cost can only be lowered by using the hosted cloud. But the virtual private hosting is not only less expensive but also cheaper than the dedicated server.