Difference Between VPS and SDX (Semi-Dedicated) - Jaguarpc
, , , May 09, 2008

Difference Between VPS and SDX (Semi-Dedicated)

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A question we often get asked is, “What is the difference between your VPS plans and your SDX (Semi-Dedicated) plans?” Semi-Dedicated Our SDX plan is basically one shared hosting account on a powerful server. What’s different compared to our standard shared hosting plan is that there far fewer accounts on our SDX servers. So you have more resources available to you. For example, if you have a fairly busy forum not suitable for regular shared hosting, you would want to purchase our Semi-Dedicated hosting plan. SDX is not intended to be used to resell hosting since it is still a basic shared account. It’s intended for those who still want a shared hosting environment that packs a bit more punch. Our SDX plans are also good for a video share website. VPS A VPS (Virtual Private Server) is sort of like having a dedicated server in terms of customization abilities but without the extra cost (because it’s still a shared hosting environment). Our VPS plan offers full root or administrator access and you have full control over the settings and software on the server. Think of a VPS plan as having a partition on a large server. You would have a choice of which OS (operating system) you wish to have installed. The choices are:
  • CentOS (most popular)
  • Debian
  • Fedora Core
  • Suse
  • Windows<
You can also choose which version of MySQL, PHP, mail, etc. you want installed. (You cannot do this with Semi-Dedicated.) In addition, you get the choice on which control panel you’d like to use to administer your VPS. The choices are:
  • cPanel
  • Direct Admin
  • Interworx
  • Plesk
SDX plans come with cPanel only. A VPS account can be used to resell hosting if you desire. In a nutshell, VPS plans allow you to completely customize the Virtual Private Server to suit your hosting needs. This is also discussed in the JaguarPC Forums in this thread: VPS vs Semi dedicated Both are powerful hosting solutions and JaguarPC provides both options at very reasonable prices. Check out these current specials:
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