VPS Basics

What is a VPS?

VPS stands for “Virtual Private Server”. A VPS is one of several isolated server environments that reside within a large and powerful physical server (think of it like a condominium with all the amenities of your own house, which just happens to be a part of a larger structure).

With a VPS, you get your own secure hosting environment, complete with root access and the ability to install and configure whatever you desire within your environment. Although there is more than one virtual server on each machine, there is no way for other users to see your VPS or even know that you’re there.

ServInt’s VPS infrastructure, including Cloud VPS and Flex VPS, runs on Parallels Virtuozzo, Parallels Cloud Server or other derivatives. Some kernel modifications may not be possible, as users do not have full access to the kernel. Additionally, some kernel modules may not be accessible for use within a container, but we make every effort to make popular modules available after stability testing.

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