A Virtual Private Server is a software-managed virtual computer. Super cool! The Dedicated Server it is hosted on runs a ‘Hypervisor’, or host software, that manages these virtual computers. This allows for efficient and cost effective usage of a single server. Some of our servers are hosting 40 virtual computers! Think of a Dedicated Server like an apartment building. Each apartment, or VPS instance belongs to a different person, who needs a key to access it’s contents and they all live in the same building/server.
A VPS also behaves like a regular, physical computer in terms of operation. It can be shutdown, restarted, have a custom OS installed and more! These can be accessed via the Control Panel, SSH or VNC Viewer with your Private IP address and Port.