Discover what VPS servers and RDP accounts are and what they do
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With the evergrowing popularity of the internet, computer technology is improving every day. Thanks to the high demand, there are many services and solutions that have become available to use. These solutions also include VPS hosting and RDP accounts, which we are going to differentiate today. Let's start off with understanding what exactly is a VPS?
VPS is an acronym which stands for Virtual Private Server. A VPS hosting environment mimics a dedicated server within a virtual environment. VPS hosting is one of several types of web hosting accounts you can choose to host your website online. The technology behind VPS hosting is similar to that of VMware or Virtual Box. These programs allow you to run several virtualized operating systems on one machine.
If you want a more detailed description of a VPS, check out our extremely detailed blog about VPS servers.
Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a Microsoft protocol designed to facilitate application, data transfer, security, and encryption between client users, devices, and a virtual network server. It enables a remote user to add a graphical interface to the desktop of another computer. Each RDP Server is shared among ~10 remote desktop accounts. You don't get administrator access in the server but all the work you do in your RDP Account is 100% private.
Put simply, an RDP account as a service is a remote Windows environment that you can connect to and use the preinstalled applications, without having admin access.
Which is better, VPS or RDP Account?
In brief, RDP provides remote display and input capabilities over network connections for Windows-based applications running on a server, while VPS is a virtual machine that you can use to host your data and since VPS runs its own OS, you can get a Windows or Linux VPS server.
But which one should you get? That totally depends on your needs. If you want to host websites or want complete control of the server, you should probably go for a VPS. If you want a shared server with high configuration and without regard for administrator access you should go for RDP Account.