VPS? VM? Node? Slice? Droplet? Which term do you prefer?
Originally I heard “VPS” and have used it ever since, although the big cloud guys like to use VM instead. The term VM goes back to the 60s and the IBM mainframe.
The first box I ever got was a 64mb from vpslink...and I see they’re still selling that plan for $7.95/mo LOL. Anyway, back then I bought a “VPS” so I’ve tended to use the term since.
Node sounds cool. But also kinda slangy. And I hear it more for the underlying physical machine.
Slice and Droplet and such are marketingspeak of course. The former sounds like pizza and the latter like some kind of fetish. (j/k...I do like and recommend both BuyVM and DO).
So...your preference? I prefer passionate replies from those willing to argue why all others are wrong and make lifelong enemies in the process.