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What is VPS hosting?

Today it has become very simple to develop a web site by yourself with all the free-of-charge design layouts that are obtainable on the web together with free software apps that are suitable even for novices. Therefore, multiple brand new websites are being created each and every day, including online blogs - where the moderator can focus on different issues that suggest themselves, and photo galleries - where everyone can publish images and the history behind them on the World Wide Web. These web sites must be hosted somewhere and one intelligent web hosting option is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

VPS denotes Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web server in terms of management because you are granted complete server root access with a possibility to restart the VPS web server remotely. The VPS shares resources with other virtual web hosting servers that are accommodated on the same physical machine. This is reflected in the remarkably moderate price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact closer to shared website hosting plans as far as pricing is concerned.

Kinds of VPS

Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary on the basis of various features, but the OS is possibly the most significant difference. Here are the two most essential types:

Windows VPS - a private virtual hosting server platform running Windows that will allow software apps which require Windows to run smoothly to be activated on the virtual private hosting server.

Linux VPS - a private virtual server platform running Linux is the more widespread variety that you can stumble upon on the web since it is cheaper to build and administer and so it is more sought after.

VPS servers are also very sought after by resellers and you can come across 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS reseller - the reseller buys a private virtual web hosting server and begins offering shared website hosting plans that are hosted on the virtual private web hosting server. It is akin to the regular reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller receives root-level access and can update the server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller actually buys entire VPS plans to sell them to the clients instead of offering shared web hosting plans on a single VPS hosting server. It is deemed more cost-effective but also calls for more initial deposits to purchase the private virtual web server.

Just as any other web hosting variety, VPS packages regularly entail a LAMP solution stack. LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more private virtual server varieties:

VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to exceed the one hundred million web site benchmark back in 2009, so it is naturally used with VPSs as well.

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system utilized with many web applications and therefore regularly wanted on a virtual server.

VPS with PHP - PHP is a script language utilized by web developers, thus it is popular with various web hosting solutions, including VPS web server hosting ones.