Our Dedicated Servers are configured exactly like DV levels 1 through 6 except that each one hosts only one customer. Each Dedicated Server is a single-tenant box with 128GB of RAM, and all resources on the box are allocated to you. If you need a high performance server with total resource allocation, our Dedicated Servers are the solution.
VPS delivers performance comparable to a dedicated server, plus additional capabilities due to virtualization, making it more cost-effective. The Power Panel included with each Media Temple VPS service allows you to stop, start, and reboot your server directly through your web browser. The Power Panel also allows you to automatically re-provision your VPS to the state it originally came in at anytime.
On DV, resources are isolated from everyone else on the server. You also get additional ability to burst beyond your guaranteed resources. This design ensures you never have to worry about other customers impacting the performance of your web applications.
In a shared hosting environment, your websites constantly compete with hundreds, perhaps even thousands, of other customers' websites for the same pool of server resources. Shared hosting environments have some limits on your ability to customize server software and install new applications. With DV, you have access to the root level, so you can customize existing applications and install new ones at anytime.
Contact our Sales Team, who can help explain the differences in more detail and help you decide which solution is best for your needs.
Some hosting companies might call it one, but we don't like to get caught up with buzzwords. We think of it as a very scalable, high-performance VPS (virtual private server).
Our Sales Team can explain the differences and help you decide which solution is best for your needs.