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What is the difference between a VPS & a VPN?
Posted by Bet Angel - Technical Support on 29 May 2013 10:30 AM

At Bet Angel we sell VPS which are remotely accessed computers somewhere on the internet. In our case, the VPS's are located in data centres in the UK with a high speed backbone. A backbone is simply the term used for connecting the entire data center to the outside world via the internet.

VPS: Virtual Private Server

A VPS server is a share of a main HOST computer in a data centre. One host may carry multiple virutal machines to which access is completely independant of each other. When you log into a VPS it looks and feels like your home Windows computer (with a few cosmetic differences). A VPS is commonly used for many tasks from hosting websites to running remotely operated software, such as Bet Angel Professional.

The benefits are high speed connections to the internet and thus the exchange plus the ability to be able to access the VPS from any internet enabled device that has a remote access client such as a smartphone, tablet computer or iPad.

VPN: Virtual Private Network

We do not sell VPN's but for the sake of clarity here is a definition for those wondering what the difference is compared to a VPS.

A VPN is a networking option that uses the Internet to connect a central business location to regional or satellite offices, but securely keeps the information away from the public’s eye. It connects “privately” via a virtual connection to keep information secure and allow the exchange of data with quick efficiency, without having to invest in costly equipment to build an actual private network or company Intranet structure. It offers the ability to share information between distances much like a desktop sharing program.

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