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A virtual server, as the name implies, is a server placed at a particular location and shared by multiple users from around the world. A virtual server gives users all the benefits of a physical server – a physical server placed at a physical location – minus the physically placed part.
One of the characteristics of a virtual server is that is doesn’t need to be placed at a certain location, instead, the software powering the server helps mimics the features of the physical location, such as the IP address.
To simplify the matter even further, here are the advantages and disadvantages of using a virtual server:
|Advantages of a Virtual Server||Disadvantages of a Virtual Server|
|Full compatibility with applications, making it scalable and flexible when performing any upgrades.||Need to be managed effectively – monitored, configured and saved by experts around the clock.|
|Hardware independence, allowing support and maintenance to be simplified and readily worked upon.||Great RAM consumption by the server as it occupies a separate dedicated network.|
|Greater availability and easier recovery in case of disaster, allowing uninterrupted internet connectivity.||Uses more disk space as each server needs to be configured separately which takes a lot of time and effort.|
|Easier access and instant connection as the server is controlled.|
|Reduced downtime and ultimate online security.|
As a user who’s connected to a virtual server, there is absolutely no difference in the way you’re connected to the internet as you get the same ultimate online privacy and security as with any other physical server. So, you need not worry about being connected to a virtual server.
If you would like to know more about physical servers and virtual servers, please click here. Experts in the network industry highly recommend the use of virtual servers over physical servers due to the simplicity and easier setup as compared to physical servers.
PureVPN has a self-engineered and self-managed network with optimized servers best suited to users’ needs. Currently, you can make use of 750+ servers based in 180+ locations worldwide.
PureVPN has never denied using virtual servers. To make matters simpler, an update on our Server Location page will state which servers are virtual and which are physical.
US – Phoenix, Arizona – VS
Albania – Tirana – PS
Where ‘VS’ stands for Virtual Server and ‘PS’ stands for Physical Server.
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