Does Kinsta offer VPS Hosting?
Kinsta does not offer VPS hosting. They offer application hosting, database hosting, and managed WordPress hosting platforms. These services do not fall into any of the traditional hosting categories. The entire Kinsta infrastructure is built on Google Cloud and Cloudflare, and is different from traditional shared, VPS, or dedicated infrastructures.
What is VPS?
A Virtual Private Server, or VPS, refers to a virtual machine that provides virtualized server resources on a physical server that is owned by a cloud or web hosting provider and shared with other users. VPS hosting allows you to have dedicated server space with a reserved amount of resources, granting you greater control and customization compared to shared hosting.
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) works by dividing a physical server into multiple virtual servers, each of which can run its own operating system and applications. This is made possible through the use of virtualization technology, such as a hypervisor, which creates a layer of abstraction between the physical server and the virtual servers.
How is a VPS hosting different from a dedicated server?
- Dedicated Hosting
- With dedicated hosting you have your own server and all of the resources including the operating system and any custom software.
- Shared Hosting
- Shared hosting offers a shared space on a server and resources. Your website may be affected by other users that also share the server that your account is on.
- VPS Hosting
- A Virtual Private Server is in-between the other two hosting services. you get your own resources allocated to your account including custom server software. VPS hosting often comes in at price between the two other services.
One way to look at the difference is to think of the three different hosting services like a night club. Shared hosting is like having a booth or table in the club. VPS hosting is like having your own VIP room in the club. Dedicated hosting is when you rent out the entire club and you have complete control over the music, drinks, and any food offered. As you can imagine this last one is much more expensive than the other two.