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How Virtual Private Servers Work

These days it has become quite easy to set up a web portal on your own with all the charge-free web site themes that are obtainable on the web together with free-of-charge software apps that are good even for novices. Hence, numerous new websites are being created every day, including blogs - where the author can discuss a variety of topics that suggest themselves, and web galleries - where users can publish pictures and the history behind them online. These websites must be hosted somewhere and one clever web hosting choice is a VPS hosting.

What is a VPS hosting?

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VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web hosting server in terms of management since you gain full root-level access with a possibility to restart the VPS hosting server remotely. The VPS hosting shares system resources with other VPS servers that are accommodated on the same physical machine. This results in a very modest price, which is much lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more similar to shared website hosting packages as far as pricing is concerned.

Types of VPS Hosting

Just like any other web hosting variety, Virtual Servers may vary based on different features, but the Operating System is perchance the most visible distinction. Here are the two most important varieties:

Windows VPS hosting - a private virtual server web hosting platform running Windows that will permit software applications which need Windows to perform properly to be installed on the Virtual Private Server.

Linux VPS hosting - a private virtual web hosting server platform running Linux is the more widespread type that you can discover on the Internet as it is cheaper to set up and handle and therefore it is more wanted.

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

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS hosting server and begins offering shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the VPS. It is akin to the conventional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller receives root-level access and can update the server's configuration.

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller actually buys entire VPS hosting packages to sell them to the customers instead of offering shared web hosting plans on a single Virtual Private Server. It is deemed more cost-effective but also requests more introductory investments to buy the VPS web hosting server.

Just like any other web hosting type, VPS hosting packages frequently entail a LAMP middleware stack. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces three more VPS web hosting server varieties:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is quite popular and was the first to reach the 100 000 000 website benchmark back in 2009, so it is naturally used with Virtual Private Servers too.

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

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a script language used by web developers, thus it is popular with a variety of web hosting solutions, incl. VPS hosting ones.