A Linux Virtual Private Server is an isolated environment on a physical server which shares all the server resources with all other VPS’s. Each Linux VPS hosting plan performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server for its users and applications as it can be rebooted independently and has its own root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.
A Linux VPS serves the purpose of having a dedicated server for companies who need a dedicated hosting environment, but are not running high resource consuming applications and web site. In fact, the dedicated environment a Linux VPS offers gives you the option to run different applications such as Java and Asterisk.
With a Linux VPS hosting plan, you are going to have the same level of control you have on a dedicated server, but you will be paying significantly lower prices. Each Linux VPS has its own independent operating system, web server, mail server, FTP server, website hosting control panel and applications.