Description of VPS hosting
Nowadays it has become very easy to build an online portal on your own with all the cost-free web themes that are available on the Internet together with free-of-charge web applications that are good even for beginners. So, a lot of brand new websites are being built each and every day, including online blogs - where the moderator can tackle various issues that cross his minds, and web galleries - where persons can publish photos and the history behind them on the Internet. These sites must be hosted someplace and one appropriate web hosting alternative is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
VPS signifies Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web server as far as management is concerned because you are offered complete server root access with an option to reboot the VPS hosting server remotely. The VPS shares resources with other VPSs that are hosted on the 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 related to shared web hosting packages as far as prices are concerned.
Kinds of VPS
Just like any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may differ on the basis of various features, but the OS is probably the most essential distinction. Here are the two most important varieties:
Windows VPS - a virtual web hosting server platform running Windows that will permit software applications which require Windows to function unproblematically to be activated on the private virtual web hosting server.
Linux VPS - a virtual server system running Linux is the more widespread variety that you can stumble upon on the web because it is more affordable to construct and maintain and hence it is more wanted.
VPS servers are also quite popular with resellers and you can discover two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS hosting server and begins selling shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the private virtual hosting server. It is akin to the traditional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is given full server root access and can change the web server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS plans to offer them to the clients instead of offering shared web hosting plans on a single VPS server. It is deemed more profitable but also necessitates more introductory contributions to buy the VPS.
Just like any other web hosting variety, VPS plans frequently entail a LAMP stack. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more virtual hosting server types:
VPS with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is very popular and was the first to surpass the 100 million web site mark back in 2009, so it is naturally used with private virtual web hosting servers too.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system used with multiple applications and therefore often wanted on a virtual web hosting server.
VPS with PHP - PHP is a scripting language designed for web development, hence it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. VPS server web hosting ones.