What Actually are VPSs?
Today it has become quite simple to create a web site by yourself with all the free-of-charge design layouts that are available on the web together with free-of-charge software platforms that are good even for newbies. Therefore, many brand new websites are being built every day, including online blogs - where the moderator can discuss various topics that cross his minds, and picture galleries - where individuals can publish pics and the stories behind them on the Internet. These websites must be hosted somewhere and one wise web hosting option is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
VPS signifies Virtual Private Server and it performs like a dedicated server as far as management is concerned because you are offered root-level access with a possibility to restart the virtual private hosting server from a distance. The VPS shares resources with other virtual private web servers that are hosted on the same physical server. This is reflected in the remarkably modest price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually closer to shared plans in terms of prices.
Kinds of VPS
Just like any other web hosting variety, Virtual Servers may differ depending on various features, but the OS is possibly the most visible distinction. Here we have the two most essential varieties:
Windows VPS - a virtual web server system running Windows that will permit software apps which require Windows to function unproblematically to be installed on the virtual private web hosting server.
Linux VPS - a virtual web server platform running Linux is the more popular type that you can come across on the World Wide Web as it is cheaper to assemble and handle and hence it is more sought after.
VPS servers are also quite popular with resellers and you can find two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS web server and begins offering shared web hosting packages that are hosted on the VPS server. It is akin to the traditional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is granted full root access and can update the server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller in fact buys whole VPS plans to offer them to the clients rather than selling shared web hosting packages on a single Virtual Private Server. It is considered more lucrative but also requests more initial payments to purchase the private virtual web server.
Just as any other web hosting type, VPS packages frequently involve a LAMP software bundle. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more virtual private web server hosting varieties:
VPS with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is quite famous and was the first to exceed the one hundred million website milestone back in 2009, so it is normally popular with private virtual hosting servers as well.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system used with lots of applications and hence regularly requested on a virtual server.
VPS with PHP - PHP is a script language utilized by web developers, so it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. virtual server hosting ones.
|OVZ 1||vBox 1||vBox 3||vBox 5||vBox 9|
|1 CPU Core||1 CPU Core||2 CPU Cores||4 CPU Cores||8 CPU Cores|
|1 GB RAM||2 GB RAM||4 GB RAM||8 GB RAM||16 GB RAM|
|20 GB Storage||40 GB Storage||80 GB Storage||160 GB Storage||320 GB Storage|
|$6.00 / month||$13.00 / month||$21.00 / month||$48.00 / month||$84.00 / month|