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How Virtual Private Servers Operate

Nowadays it has become quite easy to develop an online portal on your own with all the free-of-cost site skins that are available on the Internet along with free-of-charge web platforms that are applicable even for newbies. Hence, plenty of new web sites are being created each and every day, among them online blogs - where the author can focus on a variety of issues that occur to him, and photo galleries - where everyone can display pics and the stories behind them on the World Wide Web. These sites must be hosted somewhere and one appropriate web hosting choice is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it performs like a dedicated web hosting server as far as management is concerned as you receive full root-level access with an option to reboot the virtual private web hosting server from a distance. The VPS hosting shares resources with other VPS servers that are hosted on the very same physical server. This is reflected in the remarkably reasonable price, which is much lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more similar to shared website hosting packages as far as pricing is concerned.

Types of VPS Hosting

Just like any other web hosting variety, Virtual Servers may vary depending on various features, but the OS is probably the most apparent distinction. Here we have the 2 most important varieties:

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

Linux VPS hosting - a VPS web server system running Linux is the more famous variety that you can encounter on the web because it is more affordable to create and administer and therefore it is more sought after.

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

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

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller actually purchases entire VPS hosting plans to sell them to the clients instead of offering shared web hosting plans on a single private virtual web hosting server. It is considered more profitable but also demands more introductory payments to purchase the virtual server.

Just as any other web hosting type, VPS hosting plans frequently entail a LAMP platform. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more VPS server hosting types:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is quite famous and was the first to surpass the 100 million web site benchmark back in 2009, so it is normally used with VPS web servers as well.

VPS hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system utilized with plenty of web apps and therefore often wanted on a VPS server.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a programming language used by web developers, so it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. VPS server hosting ones.