VPS or Dedicated Server?

Posted March 4, 2017 59.7k views

I remember Digital Ocean used to provide SSD VPS. I have a question now.
Is Digital Ocean Providing VPS or dedicated servers?
Cloud Servers here are referred to VPS or dedicated servers since I remember they don’t provide dedicated servers anytime soon.
Please help!

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  • I still have some confusion here, VPS’s can have pinned vCPU/s. So if they are they would be dedicated. So my question is are they pinned or are they floating?

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DigitalOcean only provides VPS’s (Droplets), however, a VPS functions much like a Dedicated Server in many ways.

You’re able to choose your OS during deployment and you’ll receive root access which allows you to configure the VPS to your liking.

  • But VPS is virtual server and indeed have virtual resources and not dedicated resources in a technical way. So a VPS always stays a VPS without dedicated resources like a dedicated server. Tell me if I am wrong? :)

    • @sagargulati

      VPS’s are deployed using KVM, which is virtualization, however, the RAM that is allocated to your VPS is dedicated in a sense that no other VPS will be able to use it. You’re able to fully utilize 100%. There’s no burstable RAM (as there would be on an OpenVZ or similar VPS), so the RAM you see is the RAM you’ll receive.

      CPU Cores are shared, though your Droplet gets it’s own share; whether that’s 1, 2, 4, 8, 12, 16 or 20 CPU Cores depends on the Droplet size you choose.

DigitalOcean only offers VPSes.

@asb : can u help?

DigitalOcean specialize in vps. Tks

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