VPNs and VPSs are very similar acronyms, but they mean quite different things; Do you know what they are for?
VPN is an acronym that stands for Virtual Private Network. This feature is intended to allow data traffic securely, ensuring users’ anonymity as they travel across the network, as well as access to a network even when the person is not physically close to it.
The VPN also allows the use of public networks in a secure way, since with it the information transits with protection.
VPNs are suitable for businesses that require data to be transmitted securely by ordinary users, such as an employee accessing your company’s internal network from home. The VPN also masks your IP to prevent possible blocking by region and for the user to remain anonymous.
In China, Facebook and Google, with all the resources, are blocked, but with the VPN you can access them frequently. The same is true in Arab countries, where all erotic sites or considered inappropriate are also blocked.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server (Virtual Private Server, in Portuguese). This feature uses virtualization to split a physical server into multiple virtual servers.
That is, the same hardware can be split into multiple servers, so that each has its own peculiarities and capabilities, functioning as a stand-alone server with separate processing, RAM, traffic, and disk space.
VPS then guarantees autonomy to companies when it comes to configuring a system according to their needs and also to sites since the pages are hosted in a protected environment and with the guaranteed privacy.
VPS is indicated for those who need a non-giant server and can share physical space with other companies, guaranteeing quality service for a lower value than that charged by an exclusive server.