Description of VPS
Nowadays it has become quite easy to design a web page by yourself with all the cost-free web page themes that are available on the Internet along with free web applications that are good even for newcomers. Hence, plenty of brand new sites are being launched every day, including online blogs - where the moderator can comment on different issues that cross his minds, and picture galleries - where everyone can post pictures and the stories behind them on the Internet. These web sites must be hosted someplace and one commendable web hosting alternative is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
1 GB RAM
20 GB Storage
2 GB RAM
40 GB Storage
VPS denotes Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated hosting server as far as administration is concerned as you have full root-level access with an option to restart the virtual private hosting server distantly. The VPS shares resources with other virtual private web hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical server. This results in a quite low price, which is much cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more akin to shared plans in terms of prices.
Sorts of VPS
Just like any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary on the basis of various features, but the OS is perhaps the most visible difference. Here we have the 2 most important varieties:
Windows VPS - a virtual web hosting server platform running Windows that will allow apps which require Windows to function smoothly to be installed on the virtual private web server.
Linux VPS - a private virtual web server hosting system running Linux is the more widespread type that you can stumble upon on the World Wide Web because it is more affordable to assemble and administer and therefore it is more sought after.
VPS servers are also quite popular with resellers and you can discover 2 modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller buys a VPS server and starts offering shared plans that are hosted on the virtual private hosting server. It is akin to the traditional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller is given root access and can alter the server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller in fact buys whole VPS plans to sell them to the clients instead of selling shared web hosting accounts on one single private virtual web server. It is deemed more remunerative but also needs more initial contributions to purchase the VPS hosting server.
Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS plans frequently involve a LAMP software solution stack. LAMP signifies Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines three more private virtual web hosting server types:
VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite popular and was the first to exceed the 100 million website milestone back in 2009, so it is logically used with private virtual web servers too.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system used with many apps and therefore regularly wanted on a private virtual web hosting server.
VPS with PHP - PHP is a scripting language used by web developers, hence it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. VPS server hosting ones.