What is Server Virtualization?

Posted in Technology Bites on Mar 28, 2020


Server Virtualization is one of the most trending Keywords of the hosting industry. Though Virtual Server or Virtual Machine were known by the crowd the idea behind these techniques was never clear.

In this article let's try to explore the idea behind virtualization, Here we will discuss Server Virtualization and Benefits of Server Virtualization / VPS Hosting.

What is Virtualization?

Virtualization vitally is a method of partitioning an object into many of its own versions Virtually .In technical terms, this could be the object like Storage, RAM, Bandwidth, Network and IO Ports.

Do we really break the harddisk into pieces for partitioning the Hard Drive? No, not really the hard disk is partitioned virtually. Now the picture of Virtualization should be more clear, dividing a physically existing object into two or more virtual versions is what we know as Virtualization.

So far since the idea of Virtualization is clear let’s now dive into the technical aspects of Virtualization.

Virtualization can be said to dividing the server or the operating systems into multiple versions at the same time Where the hardware doesn’t change at all. If you divide your Operating System it is termed ‘Software Partitioning’ whereas, if you divide your server it is known ‘Hardware Partitioning’.

When the same deployment has to be done on a large scale , Scopehosts provides you a pre partitioned server which is mainly known as VPS Hosting.The main aim of server virtualization is isolation from other virtual servers thereby making sure the server utilises its maximum resources. This is one of the ways to overcome the drawbacks of shared hosting services. These isolated virtual environments are known as Virtual Machines or Virtual Private Servers. Each of these isolated servers acts as a whole machine with its own dedicated resources and complete control with no interference from the other.

Some of the known Virtualization techniques are OpenVZ Virtualization (software virtualization), KVM Virtualization (Hardware and Software), XEN Virtualization (Hardware and Software).

Benefits of VPS hosting

VPS hosting should be the best solution for Small and Medium Business, who have a moderate range of traffic. Apart from this, there are many other benefits.

  1. Restoration becomes easier when the virtual server crashes. Because the remote backs of Virtual Machines are always taken by the providers.

  2. Resources can be managed better. Unlike shared services, VPS comes with some dedicated resources.

  3. VPS is basically the virtual version of a dedicated server. All those business organizations who do not want to invest on dedicated server rents can avail this Virtual server However it is Cost-Effective

  4. Since the set up begins on cloning the existing virtual machines, the set up just happens instantly. You really don't have to wait for any business days to get the VPS active. A lot of time can be saved here while you order a VPS.

  5. This Hosting can be utilized to host multiple websites, so you do not have to purchase multiple hosting packages to host websites. But just make sure you do not over-utilize the resources allocated.

Now you might wonder what type of hosting is generally followed with virtualization. It is nothing but a Virtual Private Server. These services are both Linux and Windows OS deployed, Managed as well as Self-Managed services. You will be getting full root access over the VPS and also a control panel can be integrated to make the website management easier.

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