"How do VPS work? Imagine an apartment. Each virtual server is like a unit in an apartment. You can have any software that you like being installed in your machine without the worry of affecting others. "
"Web hosting is a bit like renting a bed in a backpackers' dormitory; a virtual server is like a room in a boarding house; and a dedicated server is like an apartment in a high-rise block."
"Spinning up a virtual server is like starting a truck at the freight yard. You can easily start the truck, drive it around the yard, and then shut it off. But have you really delivered anything let alone created a transportation industry? "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.