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How Virtual Private Servers Operate

Nowadays it has become quite simple to launch an online portal by yourself with all the free-of-cost design skins that are obtainable on the World Wide Web together with charge-free web platforms that are good even for novices. Therefore, multiple brand new websites are being built each day, including online blogs - where the author can tackle various topics that occur to him, and online galleries - where users can publish images and the history behind them online. These websites must be hosted somewhere and one smart web hosting alternative is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

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VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated server in terms of management since you are offered root privileges with an option to restart the virtual web server remotely. The VPS hosting shares resources with other virtual web hosting servers that are hosted on the same physical machine. This results in a very inexpensive price, which is much cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more related to shared website hosting plans 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 transparent distinction. Here are the 2 most important types:

Windows VPS hosting - a VPS hosting platform running Windows that will permit applications which need Windows to function smoothly to be installed on the VPS server.

Linux VPS hosting - a Virtual Private Server platform running Linux is the more widely used type that you can encounter on the World Wide Web since it is cheaper to construct and handle and thus it is more sought after.

VPS servers are also very sought after by resellers and you can come across 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a private virtual server and starts selling shared website hosting packages that are hosted on the virtual private web server. It is comparable to the conventional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller obtains root-level access and can change the server's configuration.

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS hosting packages to offer them to the customers rather than selling shared web hosting accounts on a single private virtual server. It is considered more remunerative but also needs more introductory payments to buy the VPS server.

Just as any other web hosting type, VPS hosting plans regularly entail a LAMP software bundle. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines three more private virtual server web hosting varieties:

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

VPS hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system used with a lot of applications and thus frequently requested on a VPS hosting server.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a script language utilized by web developers, thus it is popular with different web hosting solutions, incl. VPS web server hosting ones.