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What Does VPS Hosting Stand for?

Now it has become quite easy to design a web page by yourself with all the free-of-cost web site skins that are obtainable on the web along with charge-free web applications that are suitable even for inexperienced clients. Hence, plenty of brand new sites go live every day, among them weblogs - where the author can touch upon a variety of topics that cross his minds, and image galleries - where everybody can post pics and the stories behind them on the Internet. These web sites must be hosted somewhere and one good web hosting alternative is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

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VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web hosting server as far as administration is concerned because you are offered full root privileges with a possibility to reboot the Virtual Private Server remotely. The VPS hosting shares system resources with other VPS hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This is reflected in the remarkably modest price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more comparable to shared web hosting packages in terms of pricing.

Types of VPS Hosting

Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary depending on different features, but the OS is maybe the most transparent difference. Here are the 2 most essential varieties:

Windows VPS hosting - a Virtual Private Server system running Windows that will allow applications which need Windows to function properly to be installed on the private virtual server.

Linux VPS hosting - a virtual server web hosting platform running Linux is the more widespread type that you can stumble upon on the World Wide Web as it is cheaper to set up and administer and thus it is more sought after.

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

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller buys a virtual web server and begins offering shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the VPS hosting server. It is similar to the conventional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller obtains root access and can alter the server's configuration.

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS hosting packages to sell them to the clients instead of offering shared web hosting plans on one single virtual server. It is deemed more profitable but also necessitates more introductory deposits to buy the virtual server.

Just as any other web hosting variety, VPS hosting plans frequently involve a LAMP software stack. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more VPS server web hosting types:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite famous and was the first to reach the 100 million website mark back in 2009, so it is normally used with virtual hosting servers too.

VPS hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system used with many apps and thus frequently requested on a private virtual server.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a programming language designed for web development, thus it is popular with a variety of web hosting solutions, incl. Virtual Private Server web hosting ones.