Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting is a virtual server which mirrors a dedicated server within a shared hosting environment. You can run several virtualized operating systems on one machine through VPS Hosting. For example, you may be running Windows 8 on your desktop, but it allows you to also run other operating systems without restarting your computer e.g. Linux or Windows 7. This gives you the benefits of a dedicated server at an exceptionally reasonable price and is especially useful to users just getting started in business.
If you have high website traffic and need more speed for faster loading web pages, VPS hosting may be your answer. Other advantages include the fact that there are no other websites on your server that could potentially access or damage your files; you have greater control of your server and can install applications that require a system restart without affecting others; you have dedicated amounts of RAM available to you, any time you need it; and you have advanced security features, backups, and monitoring.
In a nutshell, VPS is one of the most secure hosting platforms available on the web. Each user’s files and software is private and secure, preventing hacker attacks. VPS is a cheaper, more flexible solution to host multiple sites. Finally, VPS is ideal for e-commerce sites and shopping sites to provide more space and resources that are easy to access.