A virtual private server which is abbreviated as a VPS is sold as a service by an internet host service. A virtual private server runs its own copy of the operating system & the clients have a super user level access to the operating system example, so that they can download almost any kind of software which works on that operating system.

A Linux Virtual private server host (VPS host) is an ideal bridge between the shared host & the dedicated servers. The VPS plans can be customized fully to meet our specific host requirements & upgrade anytime as our website grows and becomes popular.

It is a good way to start a small-scale but still have an ability to scale-up very fast and these plans are much more flexible & strong as compared to a 'regular' virtual hosting plan. Each of the virtual private server host plans comes with the choice of distributions, the SSH root access to download & run whatever is required by a person, a knowledgeable linux system admin support, a great hardware which is connected to quick and reliable networks.

The various VPS server features are: CentOS linux with a full root access which is 64 bit with a 32 bit compatibility, an optional cPanel with a WHM control panel, Apache web server should be installed by a user on the semi managed plan.

It easily supports MySQL, PHP, Perl, Python (Django) & Ruby on Rails, has a secured VPS with the free IPTables Firewall, has an ability to download and customize the applications, safe Harbor certified and the seamless kernel upgrades which uses the KSplice uptrack.

Linux Cloud VPS is better than the traditional VPS in many ways. Each component in the case of Cloud VPS hosting is redundant in nature. If that component node fails, then the VM is on its own moved to some other free node quickly whereas the traditional virtual provider server is hosted on one dedicated server so if a component fails, then all VPSs face a downtime till the time of issue resolution.

A cloud virtual private server uses the Storage Area Network (SAN) which is a centralized & scalable storage that provides the high- bandwidth data connections whereas traditional VPS uses the local storage that cannot be scaled according to the growing needs of the business.

The cloud VPS is fully scalable in nature. The resources could be upgraded or can be downgraded according to the needs of a customer whereas in the traditional VPS, the resources could be upgraded according to the needs of the client but downgrading is not possible in traditional methods.

In case of cloud VPS hosting, the workload is distributed among the multiple cloud resources by maximizing the resource availability whereas the feature of load balancing is not there in case of traditional VPS hosting because it is hosted on one server.