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Definition of VPS

Now it has become quite easy to develop a site by yourself with all the free-of-charge design templates that are obtainable on the Internet together with free web platforms that are appropriate even for novices. Therefore, plenty of brand new websites are being built every day, incl. blogs - where the author can discuss a variety of issues that suggest themselves, and photo galleries - where users can share photographs and the history behind them on the World Wide Web. These web sites must be hosted someplace and one clever web hosting choice is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

VPS means Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated hosting server as far as administration is concerned as you are offered full server root privileges with a possibility to restart the Virtual Private Server distantly. The VPS shares system resources with other private virtual web servers that are hosted on the very same physical machine. This results in a very cheap price, which is several times cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually more related to shared hosting plans in terms of prices.

Sorts of VPS

Just like any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary depending on various features, but the OS is maybe the most evident difference. Here are the two most essential varieties:

Windows VPS - a VPS web server hosting platform running Windows that will permit software apps which require Windows to function properly to be activated on the virtual private web server.

Linux VPS - a private virtual server system running Linux is the more widespread type that you can encounter on the Internet because it is cheaper to set up and maintain and therefore it is more wanted.

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

VPS reseller - the reseller buys a private virtual server and starts offering shared website hosting packages that are hosted on the private virtual web hosting server. It is comparable to the conventional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller is provided with full root access and can modify the server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller in fact buys whole VPS plans to sell them to the customers rather than selling shared web hosting plans on a single VPS hosting server. It is deemed more lucrative but also necessitates more initial contributions to purchase the private virtual hosting server.

Just like any other web hosting type, VPS packages frequently entail a LAMP software solution stack. LAMP signifies Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines three more VPS web hosting types:

VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to pass the one hundred million website mark back in 2009, so it is logically utilized with VPS web servers too.

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system used with plenty of applications and therefore often requested on a private virtual server.

VPS with PHP - PHP is a programming language designed for web development, hence it is popular with different web hosting solutions, incl. private virtual web server hosting ones.