Low cost, no moving parts, flexible as they come.
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. A VPS is a 'virtual server' which resides 'inside' a physical 'host' server.
The physical server gets 'partitioned' into multiple VPS servers using virtualisation software. Each virtual server can be set up to operate and go about its business as if it were a physical server in its own right.
So what does all that mean to small business owners? There are some very good, practical reasons for choosing a VPS.
VPS servers are very cost effective. Because 'the server' (generally speaking) is 'software', you do not have to purchase new server hardware each time you want to create a new virtual server, you simply create another virtual server inside the existing host server.
This can be very beneficial for businesses that have a need for a low cost server, such as for hosting a simple web site or providing a basic service to a small number of people.
VPS servers can be provisioned very quickly, there's no waiting around for hardware and software to arrive. A VPS server can be fired up in a few mouse clicks, which has benefits in a disaster recovery situation for example, you can combine an EASY VPS with your EASY online backup and be up and running again in no time.