What is VPS Web Hosting?
A composition by Virtual Dedicated Hosting.
Today it has become quite easy to kick off an online portal on your own with all the free web design layouts that are obtainable on the Internet along with cost-free software apps that are suitable even for inexperienced customers. Therefore, a lot of new sites go live each and every day, incl. weblogs - where the moderator can debate on different topics that suggest themselves, and web galleries - where everybody can post images and the history behind them on the web. These websites must be hosted someplace and one good website hosting option is a VPS server.
What is a Private Virtual Web Server?
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated server as far as management is concerned because you receive full root-level access with a possibility to restart the VPS distantly. The private virtual hosting server shares resources with other virtual servers that are hosted on the same physical server. This is reflected in the very moderate price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more akin to shared web site hosting packages in terms of pricing.
Kinds of Private Virtual Web Servers
Just as any other web hosting type, Virtual Private Servers may vary depending on various features, but the Operating System is maybe the most prominent difference. Here we have the 2 most essential varieties:
Windows private virtual web servers - a VPS platform running Windows that will permit software apps which require Windows to function smoothly to be activated on the VPS hosting server.
Linux VPS web hosting servers - a virtual server hosting system running Linux is the more widely used type that you can encounter on the World Wide Web because it is more affordable to set up and maintain and hence it is more sought after.
Virtual private web servers are also quite sought after by resellers and you can find two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller buys a VPS server and starts offering shared webspace hosting packages that are hosted on the VPS web server. It is comparable to the standard reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller obtains root access and can update the server's configuration.
VPS hosting server reseller - the reseller in fact buys entire Virtual Private Server hosting plans to sell them to the clients rather than selling shared web hosting accounts on a single private virtual web hosting server. It is considered more cost-effective but also demands more introductory deposits to buy the VPS web server.
Just like any other web hosting variety, virtual web hosting server packages often entail a LAMP solution stack. LAMP signifies Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more virtual server web hosting types:
private virtual servers with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is quite popular and was the first to pass the 100 000 000 website milestone back in 2009, so it is naturally used with virtual private hosting servers too.
private virtual web servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with many web apps and therefore frequently wanted on a private virtual hosting server.
virtual private web servers with PHP - PHP is a script language preferred by web developers, hence it is popular with different hosting solutions, incl. VPS server web hosting ones.