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Explanation of Virtual Private Servers

Nowadays it has become quite simple to set up an online portal on your own with all the free-of-cost web site templates that are available on the web along with cost-free software applications that are good even for newcomers. So, a lot of brand new sites go live every day, including blogs - where the moderator can focus on different issues that suggest themselves, and photo galleries - where users can share images and the history behind them on the World Wide Web. These websites must be hosted someplace and one excellent web hosting option is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

VPS means Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated server in terms of management because you receive full server root privileges with an option to restart the virtual server remotely. The VPS hosting shares system resources with other private virtual web servers that are hosted on the same physical server. This results in a very reasonable price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact closer to shared website hosting plans in terms of prices.

Sorts of VPS Hosting

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

Windows VPS hosting - a virtual server system running Windows that will permit apps which require Windows to function smoothly to be installed on the Virtual Private Server.

Linux VPS hosting - a private virtual server system running Linux is the more widespread variety that you can chance on on the Internet since it is cheaper to create and administer and so it is more wanted.

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

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller buys a virtual web server and starts selling shared web hosting packages that are hosted on the VPS web server. It is similar to the standard reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is granted full root access and can update the server's configuration.

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller in fact buys whole VPS hosting packages to sell them to the customers instead of selling shared web hosting plans on a single virtual private web server. It is deemed more lucrative but also necessitates more introductory payments to purchase the VPS.

Just like any other web hosting type, VPS hosting packages often entail a LAMP software stack. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines three more VPS hosting varieties:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server software is very popular and was the first to reach the one hundred million website milestone back in 2009, so it is naturally used with private virtual servers as well.

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

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a script language utilized by web developers, hence it is popular with various web hosting solutions, including virtual server hosting ones.