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Definition of VPS Hosting Services

Today it has become very simple to set up a website on your own with all the free-of-charge web site skins that are available on the web along with free-of-cost software apps that are good even for inexperienced customers. Thus, multiple new web sites are being built each and every day, including blogs - where the moderator can concentrate on a variety of topics that suggest themselves, and photo galleries - where everyone can publish pics and the stories behind them on the web. These sites must be hosted someplace and one prudent web hosting alternative is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

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VPS means Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web server in terms of management as you are given complete root access with an option to reboot the VPS hosting server from a distance. The VPS hosting shares system resources with other virtual web hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical server. This results in a quite affordable price, which is several times cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more similar to shared web hosting plans as far as pricing is concerned.

Sorts of VPS Hosting

Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may differ depending on different features, but the Operating System is perchance the most obvious difference. Here are the two most important types:

Windows VPS hosting - a VPS web server platform running Windows that will permit apps which need Windows to operate unproblematically to be activated on the private virtual web server.

Linux VPS hosting - a private virtual web server platform running Linux is the more widely used type that you can stumble upon on the web as it is more affordable to create and administer and therefore it is more sought after.

VPS servers are also quite sought after by resellers and you can find two modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller buys a VPS web hosting server and starts selling shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the private virtual hosting server. It is similar to the ordinary reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is given complete root access and can revise the web server's configuration.

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS hosting plans to offer them to the customers instead of selling shared web hosting plans on a single private virtual web hosting server. It is considered more lucrative but also necessitates more introductory investments to buy the Virtual Private Server.

Just as any other web hosting type, VPS hosting packages frequently entail a LAMP software suite. LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more VPS types:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite famous and was the first to surpass the 100 000 000 website milestone back in 2009, so it is normally popular with virtual private web hosting servers as well.

VPS hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system used with a lot of web apps and hence often wanted on a virtual web server.

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