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Definition of VPS

Today it has become quite easy to build an online portal by yourself with all the free-of-charge design skins that are obtainable on the Internet together with free-of-charge web apps that are good even for inexperienced users. Hence, numerous brand new web sites come into existence each day, among them blogs - where the author can touch upon a variety of topics that come to mind, and photo galleries - where people can post images and the history behind them on the World Wide Web. These websites must be hosted someplace and one relevant web hosting alternative is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

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20 GB Storage
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VPS means Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web hosting server in terms of administration because you have complete server root access with an option to restart the VPS hosting server distantly. The VPS shares resources with other private virtual web hosting servers that are accommodated on the same physical machine. This is reflected in the quite reasonable price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more comparable to shared hosting plans in terms of prices.

Sorts of VPS

Just as any other web hosting variety, Virtual Servers may vary depending on various features, but the OS is probably the most visible distinction. Here are the two most important types:

Windows VPS - a virtual private hosting server platform running Windows that will permit apps which require Windows to run unproblematically to be installed on the virtual private web server.

Linux VPS - a virtual server web hosting platform running Linux is the more popular variety that you can chance on on the Internet since it is cheaper to build and maintain and so it is more sought after.

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

VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual server and begins selling shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the private virtual web hosting server. It is comparable to the traditional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is offered full root privileges and can revise the server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller actually purchases entire VPS plans to offer them to the customers rather than offering shared web hosting packages on one single private virtual server. It is deemed more lucrative but also necessitates more introductory investments to buy the private virtual web hosting server.

Just as any other web hosting type, VPS packages often entail a LAMP middleware stack. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more Virtual Private Server web hosting types:

VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to hit the one hundred million web site milestone back in 2009, so it is logically used with private virtual servers as well.

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system used with plenty of web applications and hence frequently wanted on a virtual private hosting server.

VPS with PHP - PHP is a script language used by web developers, hence it is popular with a variety of web hosting solutions, including VPS server hosting ones.