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What is VPS hosting?

Nowadays it has become quite easy to design a website by yourself with all the free-of-charge themes that are obtainable on the World Wide Web along with free-of-charge software apps that are good even for novices. Therefore, numerous new web sites are being created every day, incl. blogs - where the moderator can comment on different issues that spring to mind, and photo galleries - where everybody can display photos and the stories behind them on the Internet. These sites must be hosted someplace and one clever web hosting choice is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

VPS Virtua-6
3 CPU Cores
6 GB RAM
135 GB Storage
$72.00 / month
VPS Virtua-1
1 CPU Core
1 GB RAM
30 GB Storage
$12.00 / month
 

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated server as far as management is concerned because you are given full root access with a possibility to reboot the private virtual server distantly. The VPS shares system resources with other Virtual Private Servers that are hosted on the same physical machine. This is reflected in the remarkably moderate price, which is several times cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually more akin to shared website hosting plans in terms of prices.

Types of VPS

Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary depending on different features, but the OS is perchance the most transparent difference. Here are the 2 most essential types:

Windows VPS - a virtual private web server system running Windows that will allow apps which need Windows to run unproblematically to be activated on the VPS web server.

Linux VPS - a private virtual server hosting system running Linux is the more popular variety that you can chance on on the web as it is cheaper to erect and maintain and therefore it is more sought after.

VPS servers are also quite sought after by resellers and you can find 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual private hosting server and begins offering shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the virtual server. It is comparable to the regular reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller obtains full server root access and can modify the web server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller in fact purchases entire VPS packages to sell them to the customers instead of selling shared web hosting accounts on one single virtual server. It is deemed more lucrative but also necessitates more introductory deposits to purchase the virtual private web hosting server.

Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS packages often entail a LAMP platform. LAMP signifies Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more private virtual server varieties:

VPS with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to hit the 100 000 000 website mark back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with VPSs too.

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with multiple web apps and therefore frequently requested on a virtual web hosting server.

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