What is the difference between VPS and VDS hosting?


When you are shopping for hosting services, you immediately find yourself inundated with dozens of various offerings on the market. But, in a nutshell, there are just 3 main baskets: shared, VPS (virtual personal server) and VDS (virtual dedicated server). The shared option means you’ll share the server and its resources with lots of other sites. If you get more traffic, your site might slow down. VPS and VDS both offer higher performance and protect against slow-downs, but they also differ a bit. Let’s look into that.

Full control

If you manage a big site with lots of traffic, you might want to have full control over the physical server. That’s when the dedicated hosting is better.


VPS is cheaper, so if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on hosting, go with VPS.


Both options are fully protected against any security risks coming from the physical server machines. So they aren’t that different in this regard.

Sensitive data

If you work with personal financial data, you might feel mandated to get your own VDS in place. This is just diligent website administration.