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What is VPS hosting?

These days it has become very simple to create an online portal on your own with all the free-of-cost web design skins that are obtainable on the World Wide Web along with charge-free software platforms that are suitable even for novices. Therefore, numerous brand new sites are being launched each day, incl. weblogs - where the author can concentrate on different topics that suggest themselves, and online galleries - where individuals can publish photographs and the stories behind them on the web. These sites must be hosted somewhere and one commendable web hosting alternative is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

VPS OVZ Pluto
1 CPU Core
1 GB RAM
30 GB Storage
$16.00 / month
VPS OVZ Eris
1 CPU Core
2 GB RAM
50 GB Storage
$28.00 / month
 

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated server in terms of management since you gain root privileges with a possibility to restart the virtual hosting server from a distance. The VPS shares resources with other virtual private web hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This is reflected in the remarkably reasonable price, which is several times cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more comparable to shared web hosting plans as far as prices are concerned.

Sorts of VPS

Just as any other web hosting variety, Virtual Servers may differ depending on various features, but the Operating System is probably the most essential difference. Here are the 2 most essential varieties:

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

Linux VPS - a VPS web hosting server system running Linux is the more commonly used variety that you can chance on on the web as it is cheaper to establish and maintain and thus it is more sought after.

VPS servers are also very popular with resellers and you can come across 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS and begins offering shared hosting plans that are hosted on the virtual hosting server. It is akin to the regular reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller gains complete server root access and can update the server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller in fact purchases whole VPS packages to offer them to the clients rather than selling shared web hosting packages on a single VPS web hosting server. It is deemed more lucrative but also demands more initial deposits to purchase the Virtual Private Server.

Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS plans frequently entail a LAMP software stack. LAMP denotes Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines three more VPS web hosting server types:

VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is quite popular and was the first to reach the 100 000 000 website milestone back in 2009, so it is logically popular with private virtual web servers as well.

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system used with numerous applications and thus often wanted on a Virtual Private Server.

VPS with PHP - PHP is a scripting language used by web developers, hence it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. private virtual server hosting ones.