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VPS Hosting FAQ

This page is divided into two sections: the first section deals with general VPS Hosting Questions which we have found to be of interest to many potential VPSLink customers and the second section covers VPSLink Questions - including questions about VPSLink policy, our datacenter, and account setup.

VPS Hosting Questions

What is a virtual private server?

Virtual Private Servers (also called "Virtual Dedicated Servers") are servers which do not interface directly with the hardware which they are running on and cannot interface directly with eachother. The server is as virtual as it is independent of actual hardware and private in the sense that other VPS servers on the node cannot interact with its file system or processes.

Instead of allowing the kernel or operating system to interface directly with hardware components, virtualization software intercepts requests, queues them, and manages their interpretation.

We recommend that you compare VPS hosting platforms to find out whether OpenVZ virtualization or Xen paravirtualization will be the best choice for your VPS.

Do I need a VPS?

Whether you have outgrown shared hosting or are looking for an affordable alternative to dedicated server hosting, there is a good chance that a virtual private server will fit your needs and your budget better than any other hosting solution.

VPSLink makes the most sense for those in search of a reputable VPS hosting provider: we have been around for a longer time than most, we have an infrastructure which will scale to your needs, and we stand behind our service.

Take a look at the cheap VPS hosting plans and Linux operating systems we offer - you will be hard-pressed to find a better value and variety of VPS hosting options anywhere else.

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