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What is a Private Virtual Server?

Today it has become very simple to set up an online portal on your own with all the cost-free web layouts that are available on the World Wide Web along with free-of-charge web applications that are good even for inexperienced customers. Therefore, lots of brand new web sites start to operate each day, incl. online blogs - where the author can focus on different issues that cross his minds, and web galleries - where users can publish pics and the history behind them on the web. These sites must be hosted somewhere and one reasonable hosting choice is a virtual private hosting server.

What is a VPS Server?

VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web hosting server in terms of management because you have complete root-level access with a possibility to restart the private virtual web hosting server from a distance. The virtual private web hosting server shares system resources with other virtual web hosting servers that are accommodated on the same physical server. This results in a remarkably low price, which is much cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually closer to shared web site hosting packages in terms of prices.

Types of Virtual Private Hosting Servers

Just as any other web hosting type, virtual private web servers may vary based on various features, but the OS is possibly the most important difference. Here we have the two most important varieties:

Windows virtual hosting servers - a virtual private web hosting server system running Windows that will permit software applications which need Windows to operate unproblematically to be installed on the virtual private hosting server.

Linux virtual hosting servers - a private virtual server hosting system running Linux is the more popular type that you can encounter on the World Wide Web since it is more affordable to construct and maintain and hence it is more sought after.

Virtual Private Servers are also quite popular with resellers and you can discover two modes of reselling a VPS:

virtual web server hosting reseller - the reseller buys a virtual private hosting server and begins selling shared webspace hosting plans that are hosted on the VPS hosting server. It is akin to the conventional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller is given full root access and can alter the web server's configuration.

private virtual hosting server reseller - the reseller in fact purchases whole Virtual Private Server hosting packages to offer them to the clients rather than selling shared web hosting accounts on one single virtual private web hosting server. It is deemed more profitable but also requires more introductory investments to purchase the private virtual hosting server.

Just as any other hosting variety, VPS web hosting packages frequently involve a LAMP middleware stack. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more VPS hosting server varieties:

private virtual web hosting servers with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is very popular and was the first to hit the 100 000 000 web site benchmark back in 2009, so it is normally popular with VPS servers as well.

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

virtual private web hosting servers with PHP - PHP is a script language used by web developers, so it is popular with a variety of web hosting solutions, incl. private virtual server web hosting ones.