VPS vs. Dedicated server

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Overview of both type of servers:

Virtual Private Servers (VPS):

Recently Virtual Private Servers (VPS) have become more popular than dedicated servers because they offer superior performance, more control and less cost than dedicated servers.

With VPS, you share physical resources such as HDD space, CPU and RAM on physical servers even though they are allocated specifically to you, but you still have a private server. This way, the overall CPU and memory are shared across all users on the hardware.

So with a VPS you have the power and control of a dedicated server but you have the added advantage of scalability too.

Dedicated Servers:

A Dedicated Server is a physical server that is used by only one client. Whereas a VPS server shares hardware resources with other VPS users, a Dedicated Server is for your use only.

It is better for those who need the additional peace of mind that a physical server brings as well as significant processing power for high resource demanding applications and services. It ensures that other's activities do not affect your service.

Virtual Private Servers VS Dedicated Servers:

It is important to weigh all the factors and then make a choice for your business.

Here are some comparisons:

Flexibility And Scalability

VPS are scalable with no downtime required to perform modifications. Clients can self-provision their upgrade of resource such as extra RAM, CPU or disk space.

On the other hand, Dedicated servers do not scale automatically. Dedicated servers are designed to provide a set amount of resources and the only realistic way of scaling their computing power is to add additional hardware such as RAM or faster CPU unit.

Also with a Dedicated Server you would need to over specify your specifications to take into account headroom for growth if you want to avoid downtime related to upgrades which would require an engineer to make the change.

Management and Reliability

VPS is very reliable due to the fact that data could be stored across several physical servers on the cloud. In terms of cost this is the best option with regard to reliability and uptime.

To achieve similar reliability with Dedicated Server would require additional hardware components. This would require a physically larger, more powerful and ultimately more expensive server.

VPS instances have web-based control panel and even VNC (Remote Console) connection, so you can "Seat" at the front of your server, even if it has lost its network connectivity due to misconfiguration or other problem.

Dedicated servers at BGOcloud also could be accessed via IP-KVM device, which requires engineer's attention and would be invoiced.


VPS are suitable for high traffic websites, small business owners, bloggers and everyone that needs the power of a dedicated server at a lower price.

If a VPS server is not satisfying enough due to your security or other specific requirements, then a dedicated server is the solution for you.


Dedicated servers are more secure than VPS due to the fact that you are the only client using that server. That does not negate the need to be vigilant and ensure that your server is protected and secure.


VPS costs less compared to dedicated servers. In terms of value for money, a VPS offers the preferred solution, mainly because of its flexibility and ease of use.

Here in BGOcloud, we can offer the solution that will make you feel most comfortable. If the pre-defined VPS or Dedicated Server packages are not suitable for your needs, just contact us with the specifications You need, and we will design an individual and affordable solution specially for You!

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