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What is Virtual Web Server Hosting?

These days it has become very easy to establish a website by yourself with all the free web page skins that are available on the Internet along with free-of-charge software applications that are appropriate even for novices. Therefore, a lot of new websites are being launched every day, incl. weblogs - where the author can comment on various topics that occur to him, and picture galleries - where users can publish photos and the stories behind them on the World Wide Web. These web sites must be hosted somewhere and one sensible web hosting alternative is a VPS web hosting server.

What is a Virtual Private Web Server?

VPS means Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated server as far as management is concerned since you receive root privileges with a possibility to reboot the virtual private web server from a distance. The virtual private hosting server shares system resources with other VPS web servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This is reflected in the quite cheap price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more similar to shared website hosting plans in terms of prices.

Sorts of VPS Hosting Servers

Just like any other web hosting type, Virtual Private Servers may differ based on different features, but the OS is maybe the most important difference. Here we have the two most essential types:

Windows private virtual hosting servers - a Virtual Private Server web hosting platform running Windows that will permit applications which require Windows to operate smoothly to be activated on the private virtual hosting server.

Linux virtual servers - a private virtual web server platform running Linux is the more famous type that you can discover on the web since it is more affordable to erect and administer and so it is more wanted.

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

private virtual web server hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS web hosting server and begins offering shared hosting plans that are hosted on the VPS server. It is comparable to the traditional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller has root-level access and can change the server's configuration.

VPS web server reseller - the reseller actually purchases entire virtual web hosting server packages to sell them to the customers instead of offering shared web hosting plans on one single virtual web hosting server. It is deemed more profitable but also demands more introductory deposits to purchase the virtual private hosting server.

Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS web hosting packages regularly entail a LAMP software platform. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines three more Virtual Private Server web hosting types:

VPSs with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server software is quite famous and was the first to pass the 100 000 000 web site benchmark back in 2009, so it is normally utilized with VPS servers too.

virtual private hosting servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system used with multiple web applications and therefore frequently wanted on a private virtual hosting server.

virtual hosting servers with PHP - PHP is a scripting language preferred by web developers, hence it is popular with various hosting solutions, incl. VPS server web hosting ones.