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VPS Hosting Clarified

Today it has become very easy to set up a web site on your own with all the free-of-charge web templates that are obtainable on the World Wide Web together with free software applications that are good even for inexperienced customers. So, multiple brand new web sites go live each day, including online blogs - where the author can discuss various issues that occur to him, and online galleries - where users can share photographs and the stories behind them on the Internet. These web sites must be hosted somewhere and one reasonable web hosting choice is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

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VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated hosting server as far as management is concerned because you are granted root access with an option to restart the VPS from a distance. The VPS hosting shares resources with other virtual servers that are accommodated on the same physical machine. This is reflected in the very low price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more akin to shared web hosting packages as far as prices are concerned.

Types of VPS Hosting

Just like any other hosting variety, Virtual Servers may differ depending on different features, but the OS is possibly the most important difference. Here are the 2 most important varieties:

Windows VPS hosting - a private virtual web server platform running Windows that will permit software applications which require Windows to perform properly to be activated on the Virtual Private Server.

Linux VPS hosting - a VPS web hosting server platform running Linux is the more popular type that you can stumble upon on the World Wide Web as it is cheaper to assemble and maintain and thus it is more sought after.

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

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller buys a VPS hosting server and starts selling shared website hosting plans that are hosted on the virtual web server. It is akin to the conventional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller is offered root access and can change the server's configuration.

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller in fact buys whole VPS hosting plans to offer them to the customers instead of offering shared web hosting packages on one single virtual private hosting server. It is deemed more lucrative but also requires more initial deposits to purchase the VPS.

Just as any other web hosting type, VPS hosting plans frequently involve a LAMP platform. LAMP denotes Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more virtual private hosting server types:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is very famous and was the first to hit the 100 000 000 web site mark back in 2009, so it is logically utilized with private virtual web hosting servers too.

VPS hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system utilized with multiple web applications and hence often wanted on a VPS.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a script language designed for web development, hence it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. VPS hosting ones.