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How Virtual Private Servers Work

These days it has become quite simple to set up a website on your own with all the free-of-charge website skins that are obtainable on the web along with free-of-cost web platforms that are appropriate even for beginners. So, a lot of brand new web sites come into existence each day, among them online blogs - where the moderator can discuss various issues that cross his minds, and image galleries - where users can post pictures and the stories behind them on the World Wide Web. These sites must be hosted someplace and one smart web hosting option is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web hosting server as far as management is concerned since you are given full root access with an option to restart the virtual hosting server from a distance. The VPS hosting shares resources with other Virtual Private Servers that are hosted on the same physical server. This results in a quite affordable price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more comparable to shared web hosting plans in terms of prices.

Types of VPS Hosting

Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary based on various features, but the OS is possibly the most obvious difference. Here are the 2 most important types:

Windows VPS hosting - a virtual private hosting server system running Windows that will permit software apps which require Windows to run smoothly to be installed on the private virtual web hosting server.

Linux VPS hosting - a virtual web server platform running Linux is the more famous type that you can encounter on the web because it is more affordable to build and handle and therefore it is more wanted.

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

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual web hosting server and begins selling shared hosting plans that are hosted on the Virtual Private Server. It is similar to the traditional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is offered root-level access and can update the web server's configuration.

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller in fact purchases whole VPS hosting plans to sell them to the customers instead of selling shared web hosting plans on one single VPS server. It is considered more profitable but also necessitates more introductory contributions to buy the virtual private web hosting server.

Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS hosting plans often entail a LAMP software suite. LAMP signifies Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more VPS hosting server types:

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

VPS hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system utilized with numerous web apps and thus frequently wanted on a VPS web server.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a script language preferred by web developers, thus it is popular with a variety of web hosting solutions, including private virtual server web hosting ones.