Dedicated server vs VPS: What's the difference?

Words like shared hosting, VPS and dedicated servers are thrown around with wanton abandon, but there’s considerable difference between each, and a lack of understanding can be fatal for your online presence.

There are two fundamental methodologies of deploying a server. The first is to host it by yourself. This is a far more complicated and involved process, and involves not just hunting after the right hardware to deploy your server, but also ensures its maintenance and upkeep. Even after all that, you are also responsible for the operating system as well as all the software that’s installed on the  server, and have to ensure the safety and security of your data.