Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are a great way to scale your business server needs up or down as necessary. They are an affordable alternative to purchasing and owning hardware or the additional expense of a dedicated server.
A VPS acts and feels like a physical server but doesn’t come with the headaches of maintaining hardware. What they do come with is full root access, 24/7 customer service, 99.999% uptime, Windows or Linux operating systems, reliable bandwidth, the security of a commercial data center and a host of other options if desired.
In applications, a VPS can used effectively for a number of different purposes: running a website; hosting a server; testing new software or new environments or for conducting private backups.