What are CPU cores?

What is a CPU Core?

The CPU (central processing unit) core (processor) of a CPU is the computing center of your VPS, so all calculations are performed here.

The number of CPU Cores indicates the number of server processors that your VPS can use and determines the speed at which your VPS can process instructions from your applications. The underlying physical CPU’s are Intel Xeon processors, but the type and clock speed may vary. Within your OS (operating system), however, you will always see a generic CPU + speed, but the virtualization software ensures that each “virtual CPU core” can execute approximately the same number of instructions per second.

What is the best VPS provider offering more than enough CPU cores?

According to us (and many others) the best VPS provider is Linux Hosts Inc with a maximum of 5 cores. They are based in the US and UK. It’s our own web host. The company has the lowest cancellation rate in the web hosting industry. You can order their fantastic VPS servers from $15 per month.