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What is VPS hosting?

Nowadays it has become quite easy to make a website on your own with all the free web site layouts that are available on the web together with charge-free software apps that are applicable even for beginners. So, multiple brand new websites are being created every day, including weblogs - where the author can debate on various topics that come to mind, and image galleries - where everyone can publish photos and the history behind them on the World Wide Web. These sites must be hosted someplace and one suitable web hosting alternative is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

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VPS means Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated hosting server in terms of management because you are offered full root access with a possibility to restart the VPS web server distantly. The VPS shares resources with other private virtual servers that are hosted on the very same physical machine. This results in a very reasonable price, which is a lot cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually more akin to shared web hosting packages in terms of prices.

Sorts of VPS

Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary on the basis of different features, but the OS is possibly the most essential distinction. Here are the 2 most important types:

Windows VPS - a virtual web server hosting platform running Windows that will allow software apps which require Windows to perform unproblematically to be installed on the virtual web hosting server.

Linux VPS - a virtual web server system running Linux is the more popular type that you can stumble upon on the Internet because it is more affordable to build and handle and thus it is more wanted.

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

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

VPS reseller - the reseller actually purchases entire VPS plans to offer them to the clients rather than selling shared web hosting plans on a single VPS hosting server. It is considered more remunerative but also necessitates more initial contributions to buy the virtual private web hosting server.

Just like any other web hosting type, VPS plans regularly entail a LAMP solution stack. LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more virtual hosting server varieties:

VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite popular and was the first to surpass the 100 000 000 web site milestone back in 2009, so it is normally utilized with virtual servers too.

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system utilized with a lot of web apps and hence often requested on a VPS.

VPS with PHP - PHP is a script language used by web developers, thus it is popular with different web hosting solutions, including Virtual Private Server web hosting ones.