Difference between "Physical Dedicated Server" and "Virtual Dedicated Server ?

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  1. Alex

    Alex Active Member Verified

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    Do you think that people make a difference between "Physical Dedicated Server" and "Virtual Dedicated Server"?
    How would you compare them ?
     
  2. Patrick_Kane

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    Tell me, please.
    Want to know it as well.
     
  3. cloudcone

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    Hi
    Physical dedicated servers are just known as dedicated servers and are large physical server machines placed in datacenters. They are very powerful performance wise and really secure as well. When it comes to virtuality, virtual dedicated servers are the VPS servers. They are dedicated to one user only and they are much safer and independent than shared servers. They are a much cheaper alternative to dedicated servers.
     
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    I prefer Cloud dedicated servers if thinking on the line of Security. Because in a cloud environment lot people are responsible for the security whereas in a physical server only a guy or few guys are responsible.
     
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    Server is a physical computer. Dedicated server means the server is dedicated to only one user. A server can be virtualized to host many more users. Virtualized dedicated server units are sold as VPS.
     
  6. TruxgoGuy

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    As the name implies, a Physical Server (also known as Dedicated or Bare Metal server) is an actual tangible and physical server, that is, a big computer located on some place in the world that can be used for a customer/user to host stuff (be it web hosting, game servers, backup services, etc).

    A Virtual Private Server or VPS (sometimes referred as Cloud Server by some providers) is a virtual space, that is, a space created with software that includes OS, dedicated storage space and resources as if it were a physical server, but actually is like 'emulated' inside a real computer.

    The advantage of a Virtual server is that there can be many virtualizations on a same server, so it's cheaper than a real physical server, the disadvantage is that it shares resources and it may be slower than a dedicated server.
     
  7. Ben_SupportSages

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    A virtual private server is a process of virtually partitioning a physical server into multiple servers so that each virtual partition runs its own operating system and possess the appearance and capabilities of running its own dedicated machine. In other words, the actual hardware server is partitioned into numerous isolated environments.
    A dedicated server hosting as the name suggests reserves the entire server and its resources for a single website or organization.
     
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    Web Hosting can be categorized into common type including virtual private server, dedicated server, cloud hosting and shared server hosting.
    Shared web hosting is one of the lowest cost as well lowest level of hosting solution available in terms of server performance, reliability and security, which abandons those web page owners and webmasters with serious hosting related requirements to look over other options available such as cloud hosting, dedicated server and vps hosting.
     
  9. AdrianG001

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    Dedicated servers are used by those clients who wants to host their own websites or VPS. With Dedicated server you get the ultimate power to generate multiples of small physical servers/VPS to your clients. You get the full root access in your own hand. You can experience High quality, reliability, high performance and easy to customize things from WHM(root).

    You get the capability to go far beyond the resource limitations found in shared hosting. You can upgrade your server anytime.

    Whereas if we talk about Normal server or you can say VPS[Virtual Private Server] is very much similar to dedicated server in terms of specifications. The only difference is you get access to limited resources. Suppose if your server is getting heavy traffic you just can’t upgrade your server. For that you need to buy VPS with advance and high capacity resources and transfer the data in your old VPS. Though you have full access of your private server but still you have to dependent on the Root Server i.e Dedicated server.

    To be more clear i can say that dedicated server in itself is a whole “World” whereas VPS is just a small part of it.


    Regards,
    Adrian
     

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