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To answer the need for moderately priced, but reliable hosting services, providers launched a transitional web hosting solution - the private virtual web hosting server. This is a virtual imitation of a hosting server that operates precisely like a dedicated server hosting and is much more advanced than any shared web space hosting package. At the same time, as multiple accounts are set up on the very same physical hosting server and each individual pays for their account, the price for a VPS web hosting server plan is markedly lower than the price for a dedicated web hosting server. A small-scale Virtual Private Server package is a little more high-priced than the most advanced shared web site hosting package, but its system resources surpass decidedly those of the shared web space hosting plan.

Private Virtual Server Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each individual account is insulated from the remaining accounts on the server, so each VPS hosting server can run a different OS and be restarted independently from the other ones. The virtual private web hosting servers are administered via a virtualization console where customers can have a glimpse at all running tasks and stop or restart them, update server-side applications, keep an eye on the consumed and the available resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a few examples of virtualization panels used for setting up and handling private virtual server web hosting accounts. They have diverse requirements in regard to the CPU architecture, the Operating Systems they are compatible with, etc. For example, Virtuozzo can function on machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be activated on a web server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and permits both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the actual virtual web servers.

Managed Private Virtual Server Web Hosting Services

The virtualization system gives the customer the power to manage the private virtual web hosting server independently from the web hosting provider, sparing you the time you’d have waited for their client support staff to restart a given service or retrieve a backup. If the client is not an expert, though, a bunch of top hosting companies such as 'NTChosting' offer a voluntary upgrade that involves OS and software application installation and update operations, private virtual web server backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting procedures. The remarkable fact with 'NTChosting' is that there are a bunch of Virtual Private Server data center facility locations to pick from: North America, the UK and Australia.

Web Space Hosting CPs for Virtual Hosting Servers

The domain name and the web content on the virtual private web hosting server are administered via a hosting Control Panel user interface, similar to a common shared web hosting plan’s. The distinction is that with shared web hosting packages, users get one specific web space hosting CP, while with a private virtual web server hosting account, hosting providers usually offer a number of web page hosting CPs to select from, and the more experienced clients can install and avail of the webspace hosting Control Panel they wish. Some virtualization panels support installing a website hosting CP through them to render it simpler for the user. Sadly, the majority of the site hosting CPs are not free of charge. Some require a monthly fee (cPanel charges $13 USD/month, check out BuycPanel.com), while others request a licence tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web page hosting CPs that limit the amount of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we speak of website hosting Control Panel-supplied virtual private web servers, it's good to mention that, by default, all private virtual web server packages provided by 'NTChosting' include the Hepsia site hosting Control Panel. It offers unmetered hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is offered at no further licence cost, so the monthly price of the virtual hosting server package picked by the user does not change. What’s more, Hepsia perhaps has the greatest Domain Manager on the hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based VPS Server Web Hosting Plans

The web site hosting Control Panel tool enables users to handle domain names, files, databases, FTP and email mailbox accounts, to keep track of bandwidth and load logs and to monitor detailed statistics concerning the consumed and the free system resources. Like the virtualization panels, the web space hosting CPs are created to operate under a given Operating System. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most widespread web hosting CPs, works solely under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is developed by the very same firm, performs only under Windows. Other website hosting CPs like Plesk and Hepsia are multi-platform. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of certain web page hosting Control Panels over others is that they have different control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a separate set of functions governing the levels underneath, so it is simple to establish a reseller hosting website and commence making money by reselling website hosting plans to other persons. As clients will monitor what amount of the resources is used up, but will not be aware of the real figures, even a small-size virtual web server hosting plan will be enough to open a small-size hosting company and receive money.

The VPS Hosting Server: an Independent, Inexpensive Solution

A VPS web server is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web sites such as a very famous online store or a huge corporate portal. As its management is simple, it is the preferred pick of both inexperienced users and qualified clients.