With Linux VPS Hosting gaining traction with website owners, many people are still confused about a hypervisor and its role in virtualization. In this article, we will take you through the process of virtualization and the role the hypervisor plays in it.
Let’s keep things simple. Virtualization is a way of generating virtual versions of a resource. You can create a virtual version of a desktop, web server, operating system, etc. It is interesting to note that we have been using virtualization for decades. Hence, the concept is not as alien as it sounds. If we look back to the origin of desktop computers, we would all remember two drives C: and D: on them. However, we didn’t have two drives on our system. It was one physical hard drive that was partitioned to appear as two virtual drives.
Virtualization is particularly helpful in the modern hosting landscape as it helps consolidate the workload by developing a network of virtual servers using a single physical server. It is a process by which the physical system is partitioned into multiple virtual machines, each having dedicated resources. Further, these virtual machines work independently of each other. Now that you understand virtualization, …