Never had any problem with Jonny's server, we have the same provider like he has.
virtual server it's a normal server somewhere at a data center (with best internet connection)
The only difference is that you use it together with other customers. Maybe you can compare it with different partitions on a hard drive.. idk
Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing wonder and awe - the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. Immanuel Kant