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Definition of VPS hosting

These days it has become very easy to create a website by yourself with all the free-of-cost site skins that are obtainable on the Internet together with free-of-cost web apps that are suitable even for inexperienced clients. Hence, many brand new web sites are being created each and every day, incl. online blogs - where the author can touch upon a variety of issues that suggest themselves, and image galleries - where persons can display images and the history behind them on the Internet. These web sites must be hosted someplace and one excellent web hosting option is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated web server in terms of administration as you have complete root access with a possibility to reboot the virtual private web server from a distance. The VPS shares system resources with other virtual private hosting servers that are hosted on the same physical server. This is reflected in the quite inexpensive price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more comparable to shared web hosting packages as far as pricing is concerned.

Sorts of VPS

Just as any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may differ on the basis of different features, but the OS is maybe the most essential distinction. Here we have the two most important types:

Windows VPS - a private virtual hosting server platform running Windows that will allow applications which need Windows to perform smoothly to be activated on the private virtual web hosting server.

Linux VPS - a private virtual web hosting server platform running Linux is the more commonly used type that you can encounter on the World Wide Web because it is cheaper to assemble and administer and so it is more sought after.

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

VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual private web server and starts selling shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the VPS hosting server. It is akin to the standard reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller gains full server root privileges and can change the web server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller actually buys entire VPS packages to offer them to the clients rather than offering shared web hosting plans on one single virtual server. It is considered more profitable but also needs more initial contributions to purchase the virtual web server.

Just as any other web hosting variety, VPS plans frequently entail a LAMP solution stack. LAMP signifies Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces three more private virtual web server types:

VPS with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is quite popular and was the first to hit the one hundred million website mark back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with virtual private hosting servers too.

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with lots of applications and hence often wanted on a virtual web hosting server.

VPS with PHP - PHP is a scripting language designed for web development, thus it is popular with a variety of web hosting solutions, incl. VPS web server hosting ones.