A virtual server, or a cloud server

Virtual Server (VPS) and virtual server in the cloud are two different technologies, unfortunately bearing a similar name. You should know what are the differences between them, because the choice of an inadequate service can be disastrous for your business.

VPS is only a fraction of the physical machine. You and your business are sharing resources with other customers of hoster and if one of them will use large amount of the machine power, your infrastructure performance will suffer. From a business point of view, it is therefore quite risky technology.

The cloud server is a guarantee of resources and scalability

A virtual server running in a true cloud is based on a completely different technology. The performance of the company's infrastructure in no way affects the activity of other clients of cloud provider.

Cloud server also has a feature that you will not experience in both VPS, as well as dedicated servers, namely scalability to the highest possible level. At any time, the company can increase the power of the ordered equipment, enlarge storage space and all this in just a few minutes.

Saved resources

Another, equally important feature of the server in the cloud is that customer is paying only for the resources that were actually consumed. This means that if the business does not work, for example, in times of the evening, the infrastructure can be turned off and company does not pay for it. In the case of other technologies, like the dedicated server, it is not important whether the infrastructure is used or not - pay rate is always rigid.

It should also be said that depending on the provider, the virtual server service in the cloud carries have a different name. In Oktawave we are talking about instances (Oktawave Cloud Instances). Managing such instances is done via a convenient admin panel which is so intuitive that it does not require additional knowledge.