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What are VPSs?

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Now it has become quite easy to design a website by yourself with all the free web site templates that are available on the web along with free web applications that are good even for newcomers. Hence, lots of new sites go live each day, among them weblogs - where the moderator can comment on various topics that occur to him, and web galleries - where individuals can share pictures and the stories behind them on the web. These sites must be hosted somewhere and one sensible web hosting option is a VPS.

What is a VPS?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated hosting server in terms of administration as you are given full root privileges with a possibility to reboot the virtual private web server remotely. The VPS shares resources with other private virtual servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This results in a very reasonable price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more related to shared web hosting packages in terms of prices.

Types of VPS

Just as any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary on the basis of various features, but the OS is perchance the most perceptible difference. Here we have the two most important types:

Windows VPS - a VPS system running Windows that will allow apps which need Windows to run properly to be installed on the private virtual server.

Linux VPS - a virtual web server system running Linux is the more widespread variety that you can come across on the Internet as it is more affordable to assemble and administer and hence it is more sought after.

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

VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a private virtual server and starts selling shared website hosting plans that are hosted on the virtual private hosting server. It is comparable to the regular reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller is granted complete root-level access and can change the server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS packages to sell them to the clients instead of selling shared web hosting plans on a single virtual web server. It is considered more profitable but also requests more initial investments to purchase the private virtual hosting server.

Just as any other web hosting variety, VPS packages regularly involve a LAMP stack. LAMP signifies Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces three more private virtual web hosting server types:

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

VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with plenty of web apps and therefore regularly requested on a private virtual web hosting server.

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

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