OK, I have a VPS ... Now what?

Apparently I created a VPS some time ago, now what?

From what I can gather, it’s not a VPN (shame, I need one of those), but aside from having a virtual box that I have more control over, what’s it’s advantage over regular hosting?

Cheers

Its advantage is you’re less impacted by other users. On shared servers, I’d invariably run into a time when it would have load spikes topping 100 due to someone else on the server, and my sites would slow to a crawl. Support would eventually track down the culprit and things would settle down. On the flip side, you have to keep better track of your resources. On a VPS, I like being able to watch performance in realtime. I can see how my site performance impacts the server in terms of memory and CPU usage. In both cases, I’m happy to see my sites generally perform very well.

Thanks

What a nice explanation.