SevenCubed - 7:06 pm on Jul 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
VPS = Virtual Private Server - it's a hybrid hosting solution halfway between shared hosting and dedicated hosting.
She isn't doing anything to keep scrapers at bay, she is a doctor. I've been monitoring server log files for many months and have built up an effective firewall profile to keep out nasties from well known "couldn't care less" host services while taking care not to firewall ISP for individual users. Nothing that I know of is perfect but it is keeping the main ones away.