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VPS Web Hosting Definition

Today it has become very simple to develop a web page by yourself with all the free design layouts that are available on the Internet along with cost-free software platforms that are suitable even for inexperienced users. Therefore, plenty of brand new web sites are being created each day, including weblogs - where the author can reflect on a variety of issues that occur to him, and web galleries - where individuals can display photographs and the history behind them on the web. These sites must be hosted somewhere and one reasonable web hosting choice is a VPS web hosting.

What is a VPS web hosting?

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3 CPU Cores
6 GB RAM
135 GB Storage
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1 CPU Core
1 GB RAM
30 GB Storage
$12.00 / month
 

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web hosting server as far as management is concerned since you are provided with full root privileges with a possibility to restart the virtual private web server from a distance. The VPS web hosting shares system resources with other Virtual Private Servers that are hosted on the same physical machine. This is reflected in the remarkably moderate price, which is much lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more related to shared website hosting plans as far as pricing is concerned.

Types of VPS Web Hosting

Just like any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may differ depending on various features, but the OS is maybe the most notable difference. Here we have the 2 most essential types:

Windows VPS web hosting - a virtual private hosting server system running Windows that will allow apps which need Windows to function unproblematically to be installed on the private virtual web server.

Linux VPS web hosting - a private virtual web server system running Linux is the more widespread type that you can stumble upon on the Internet as it is more affordable to create and administer and hence it is more wanted.

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

VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller buys a virtual web server and begins offering shared website hosting plans that are hosted on the VPS. It is similar to the regular reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller gains full server root privileges and can update the web server's configuration.

VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS web hosting plans to sell them to the clients instead of selling shared web hosting plans on a single VPS hosting server. It is deemed more remunerative but also requests more introductory investments to buy the virtual web hosting server.

Just as any other web hosting variety, VPS web hosting packages often entail a LAMP software stack. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces three more VPS server hosting varieties:

VPS web hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite famous and was the first to pass the 100 000 000 web site mark back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with VPS servers as well.

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

VPS web hosting with PHP - PHP is a scripting language used by web developers, hence it is popular with different web hosting solutions, including private virtual server hosting ones.