Now it has become quite simple to develop a web site on your own with all the free-of-cost web design themes that are available on the Internet together with free software applications that are suitable even for inexperienced users. Thus, numerous brand new web sites are being launched each and every day, including weblogs - where the author can concentrate on different topics that spring to mind, and image galleries - where individuals can post images and the stories behind them on the Internet. These websites must be hosted somewhere and one prudent web hosting alternative is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
VPS signifies Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web server in terms of management because you are offered root privileges with an option to reboot the private virtual hosting server from a distance. The VPS shares resources with other VPSs that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This is reflected in the quite moderate price, which is much lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more related to shared website hosting plans as far as prices are concerned.
Kinds of VPS
Just like any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary based on different features, but the Operating System is maybe the most notable difference. Here we have the 2 most essential varieties:
Windows VPS - a VPS system running Windows that will permit software apps which require Windows to function smoothly to be activated on the VPS web hosting server.
Linux VPS - a private virtual hosting server platform running Linux is the more widespread variety that you can encounter on the web since it is more affordable to put together and handle and hence it is more wanted.
VPS servers are also quite popular with resellers and you can discover 2 modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller buys a virtual private web hosting server and starts offering shared web hosting packages that are hosted on the Virtual Private Server. It is akin to the traditional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller has root privileges and can change the web server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller in fact buys entire VPS packages to sell them to the clients rather than offering shared web hosting plans on one single virtual web hosting server. It is deemed more cost-effective but also requests more introductory payments to purchase the private virtual hosting server.
Just as any other web hosting variety, VPS plans often involve a LAMP software suite. LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces three more virtual server varieties:
VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is very popular and was the first to surpass the 100 million web site mark back in 2009, so it is logically utilized with VPS web hosting servers as well.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system used with lots of web applications and therefore frequently requested on a Virtual Private Server.
VPS with PHP - PHP is a programming language designed for web development, thus it is popular with various web hosting solutions, including Virtual Private Server web hosting ones.
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