What is Virtual Server Web Hosting?
These days it has become very simple to make a website by yourself with all the free-of-cost web page layouts that are available on the Internet along with free-of-charge web platforms that are good even for inexperienced clients. Thus, many brand new web sites are being created each and every day, incl. blogs - where the moderator can discuss different issues that occur to him, and image galleries - where persons can publish pictures and the history behind them online. These websites must be hosted someplace and one relevant website hosting choice is a private virtual web hosting server.
What is a Private Virtual Server?
VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web server in terms of management as you are provided with complete server root access with a possibility to restart the private virtual web hosting server distantly. The private virtual server shares resources with other virtual web servers that are accommodated on the very same physical server. This is reflected in the quite inexpensive price, which is a lot cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually more comparable to shared web site hosting packages in terms of pricing.
Kinds of Private Virtual Servers
Just like any other hosting variety, Virtual Private Servers may differ based on different features, but the OS is perchance the most important difference. Here we have the 2 most important varieties:
Windows virtual web servers - a VPS web hosting platform running Windows that will permit software applications which require Windows to function properly to be installed on the VPS web hosting server.
Linux private virtual web servers - a virtual server web hosting system running Linux is the more widely used variety that you can discover on the World Wide Web as it is cheaper to create and administer and hence it is more sought after.
VPS web hosting servers are also very sought after by resellers and you can find two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual server and starts offering shared hosting packages that are hosted on the virtual private web hosting server. It is similar to the regular reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller has complete root access and can revise the server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller in fact buys entire VPS web hosting server plans to offer them to the customers rather than offering shared web hosting packages on one single VPS hosting server. It is considered more cost-effective but also needs more initial contributions to buy the virtual web server.
Just as any other hosting variety, VPS web hosting plans regularly entail a LAMP solution stack. LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more VPS server web hosting types:
Virtual Private Servers with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is quite famous and was the first to surpass the 100 million website milestone back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with VPSs too.
virtual web servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system used with many web applications and thus frequently wanted on a private virtual hosting server.
Virtual Private Servers with PHP - PHP is a scripting language designed for web development, hence it is popular with a variety of hosting solutions, including virtual private web server hosting ones.