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What Precisely are Virtual Private Servers?

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Today it has become quite easy to set up a web portal by yourself with all the charge-free website themes that are obtainable on the World Wide Web together with free-of-charge web apps that are appropriate even for inexperienced clients. Hence, multiple new sites are being built each day, incl. online blogs - where the moderator can discuss a variety of topics that cross his minds, and picture galleries - where everybody can display pictures and the history behind them on the web. These web sites must be hosted someplace and one appropriate web hosting alternative is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

VPS denotes Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated hosting server in terms of administration as you are provided with full root-level access with an option to reboot the private virtual hosting server distantly. The VPS hosting shares system resources with other Virtual Private Servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This is reflected in the quite low price, which is a lot cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually more comparable to shared website hosting plans as far as prices are concerned.

Types of VPS Hosting

Just as any other web hosting variety, Virtual Servers may vary depending on various features, but the Operating System is perchance the most apparent difference. Here we have the 2 most essential types:

Windows VPS hosting - a virtual private web server system running Windows that will allow applications which require Windows to operate unproblematically to be activated on the private virtual web server.

Linux VPS hosting - a virtual web hosting server platform running Linux is the more widespread type that you can stumble upon on the Internet as it is cheaper to set up and handle and hence it is more wanted.

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

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

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller in fact buys entire VPS hosting packages to sell them to the customers rather than selling shared web hosting accounts on a single VPS web server. It is deemed more lucrative but also calls for more initial investments to purchase the private virtual web server.

Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS hosting packages often entail a LAMP software stack. LAMP denotes Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more Virtual Private Server varieties:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to surpass the 100 000 000 web site mark back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with virtual hosting servers too.

VPS hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system used with a lot of web applications and hence frequently requested on a virtual server.

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

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