What is VPS Hosting?

A virtual private server (VPS) is generally considered as the stepping stone between shared hosting and a dedicated hosting setup in which your website runs on its own server.

It mimics the dedicated server environments within a shared server. VPS hosting has become a popular choice because it is generally lower in cost than dedicated hosting but provides better reliability, security, and performance than shared hosting. Moreover, users get root access to the server, giving them the freedom to install applications and make environment changes without having to go through the hosting provider, as they would with shared hosting.

VPS is often a great option for SaaS providers, game makers, programmers, companies that have outgrown their shared hosting, and any company who needs a secure and affordable backup environment. But knowing what VPS is by definition and whether it’s right for you are two different matters. In this guide, we’ll give you the information you need to make the VPS hosting.


Workings of VPS Hosting

To segregate your physical server into multiple virtual servers, your hosting provider requires a virtualization software, known as a hypervisor. The hypervisor acts as a virtualization layer. It essentially extracts resources on the physical server and lets your customers have access to a virtual replica of the original server. This server is known as a Virtual Machine (VM). Each VM has its own dedicated resources like CPU, RAM, OS and individual applications.

The diagram above shows a single physical server is divided into three separate servers and there is a layer of virtualization between the operating system and the physical server. Note: All these servers are isolated from each other. One of the major advantages of VPS Hosting is that each user has full root access due to the isolated nature of the servers, which ensures privacy and better security.

Now that we’ve seen how VPS Hosting works let us now move onto understanding how to set up a Virtual Private Server on CloudFlex VPS platform. Let’s begin!

Setting up VPS Hosting

  1. Visit vps.cloudflex.ng
  1. Select the package you’ll like to order

  1. After you’ve selected the package, its time to configure your VPS.
  1. Input a hostname for your server and give it a password. (Note: Example hostname: Test.Server) Input ns1 and ns2

  1. Please input a password you will use to access your client area to operate your VPS (Power on/off, etc.)
  1. Login to the client area to access your VPS. Then click on SERVICES to access your VPS.

            7. Click noVNC Console to open terminal.


With this, we come to an end on our series of VPS Hosting. We hope you now know how VPS Hosting works, as well as, how to setup VPS Hosting. With Cloudflex, setting up VPS is very easy. If you have any suggestions, queries, or questions feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll get back to you.

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