There are different types of VPS hosting and each has its own pros and cons. I'm going to take you through the different types that I am aware of and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of each in detail, with a special focus on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Then, at the end of this post, we'll look at another popular VPS hosting service, DigitalOcean.

VPS hosting is one of the most popular types of web hosting out there. It offers a number of benefits over other types of server hosting, not least of which is the ability to run apps that can serve massive amounts of traffic, even if your server farm is small.