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What Indeed is VPS web hosting?

Today it has become very easy to design a web site on your own with all the free templates that are available on the web together with free-of-charge software apps that are suitable even for inexperienced users. Therefore, lots of new sites start to operate each day, incl. blogs - where the author can comment on various topics that come to mind, and picture galleries - where users can publish images and the stories behind them on the World Wide Web. These web sites must be hosted someplace and one prudent web hosting option is a VPS web hosting.

What is a VPS web hosting?

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VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web server in terms of administration as you are provided with full server root privileges with a possibility to restart the virtual server from a distance. The VPS web hosting shares system resources with other VPS web hosting servers that are hosted on the very same physical machine. This is reflected in the quite low price, which is much lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more related to shared hosting packages in terms of pricing.

Types of VPS Web Hosting

Just like any other hosting variety, Virtual Servers may vary depending on different features, but the Operating System is perhaps the most notable difference. Here we have the two most important types:

Windows VPS web hosting - a virtual web hosting server system running Windows that will allow software applications which need Windows to perform smoothly to be installed on the virtual private hosting server.

Linux VPS web hosting - a virtual server hosting platform running Linux is the more famous variety that you can encounter on the World Wide Web because it is more affordable to establish and maintain and so it is more wanted.

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

VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a private virtual server and starts selling shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the private virtual server. It is comparable to the standard reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller has complete server root access and can change the server's configuration.

VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller actually buys entire VPS web hosting packages to offer them to the clients instead of selling shared web hosting plans on one single virtual server. It is deemed more cost-effective but also calls for more introductory deposits to buy the private virtual hosting server.

Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS web hosting packages frequently involve a LAMP software bundle. LAMP denotes Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more Virtual Private Server varieties:

VPS web hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite popular and was the first to reach the one hundred million web site milestone back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with VPS web hosting servers too.

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

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