In this video, we'll explain what is a VPS, how it works, and why you might need one. A lot of people are familiar with shared hosting nowadays so we'll compare these two options so it's easy to understand.
A Virtual Private Server is a server that uses virtualization software to make many virtual servers. This way you'll always have the same amount of resources no matter what other users are doing on the same physical server. This improves performance as well as security.
There are two types of VPS - managed and unmanaged. The simple explanation would be that if you choose unmanaged VPS, you'll have to do everything yourself most likely using code. This really discourages a lot of people from using VPS. However, if you choose managed VPS option you'll get a pre-installed control panel which will make managing everything very easy. If you've ever used shared hosting you'll feel right at home.
Scalahosting offers both managed and unmanaged options so choose whichever you think fits you best. However, even if you can code we suggest you look at how much time it'll take you to do the same tasks. Choosing a managed VPS will probably be your best bet since you'll save an incredible amount of time by choosing this option and having everything done automatically.
And that's it! We hope this video answered all of your questions about VPS. Thanks for watching!
0:16 How does VPS work?
1:44 Why choose a VPS?
2:15 Unmanaged vs Managed VPS
3:16 What should you choose?