Virtual Server

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A virtual server is a type of server maintained at some other location; that is shared by multiple Web site owners so that the each owner can completely utilize, manage and control the server. Several Internet service providers proffer a virtual server in place of, or additionally to virtual hosting services.


By utilizing a virtual server service, an organization or an individual user with a website can possess all the benefits such as; individual domain name and IP address, management of own file directories, addition of email accounts, manage their own logs and statistics analysis, and sustain passwords. The users of a virtual server, though, need not manage the hardware features of operating a server.


In fact, virtual servers are a very common technique of rendering low-cost web hosting services, as there is no requirement to acquire a separate computer for each server. Instead, several virtual servers can together reside on the same computer.




Reference

1. Microsoft Virtual Server - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia