On the Internet, a virtual server is a server (on a computer and various server programs) where someone else’s location is shared by multiple Web site owners. Moreover, each owner can use and administer it as a complete control over the server.
Insight Windows Server
Windows Server is a brand name for a group of server operating systems which is released by Microsoft. The first Windows Server edition was released under the brand Windows Server 2003. However, the first server edition of Windows was Windows NT 3.1 Advanced Server. It was followed by Windows NT 3.5 Server, Windows NT 4.0 Server, and Windows 2000 Server. The latter was the first server edition to include DNS Server, Active Directory, Group Policy, DHCP Server and many other popular features which are used today.
WindowsHome Server – Home Server Operating System
Windows Home Server is a home server operating system from Microsoft. Its code-name is Quattro. It was announced by Bill Gates on 7 January 2007 at the Consumer Electronics Show. It was released to manufacturing on 16 July 2007, however officially released on 4 November 2007.
It is based on Windows Server 2003 R2, and it is intended to be a solution for homes with multiple connected PCs. It offers automated backups, file sharing, print server, and remote access. Microsoft has confirmed that Windows Home Server 2011 will be the last release in the Windows Home Server product line.
Virtual Private Server – Explained
A virtual private server (VPS) is a term used by Internet hosting services & it is a virtual machine which is sold as a service by Internet hosting services. This term is used to emphasize the virtual machine. Virtual machine is functionally equivalent to a separate physical computer in many aspects. It is dedicated to the individual customer’s needs and also has the privacy of a separate physical computer. It can be configured to run server software. It runs its own copy of an operating system, and its customers have superuser-level access for operating system instance. Virtual Private Server can install almost any software.
All you want to know about Virtual Dedicated Servers
Virtual dedicated server is also known as VDS. It is a type of virtualization that enables a virtual server. It is a shared resource, not a dedicated server. It works and acts as if it were a dedicated server. Each VDS has its own bandwidth, disk space, memory, CPU allocation and operating system. A single computer can have several VPSs. Moreover, each one has its own operating system (OS) & that OS runs the hosting software for a particular user. The hosting software for each VPS includes a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) program, a Web server program, a mail server program and specialized applications for activities like blogging and e-commerce.
The VPS alternative is mostly chosen by small businesses which has a need of customized Web site but cannot afford a dedicated server. It’s another use is that it has an ability of a single subscriber to maintain multiple virtual servers. For example – a Web site owner might use one server for the production-level Web site and the other server for the dummy site, and it can be used to test planned updates, new programs or modifications.