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What Actually is VPS web hosting?

These days it has become very easy to build a web page by yourself with all the free-of-charge site skins that are obtainable on the Internet along with free-of-charge software platforms that are suitable even for newcomers. Hence, plenty of new web sites go live every day, including weblogs - where the author can reflect on various issues that come to mind, and online galleries - where individuals can display pics and the stories behind them online. These web sites must be hosted somewhere and one wise web hosting alternative is a VPS web hosting.

What is a VPS web hosting?

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VPS stands for Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web server in terms of management because you gain complete root-level access with a possibility to reboot the private virtual web hosting server distantly. The VPS web hosting shares resources with other private virtual hosting servers that are accommodated on the same physical server. This results in a very affordable price, which is a lot cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually closer to shared web hosting packages in terms of prices.

Sorts of VPS Web Hosting

Just like any other hosting variety, Virtual Servers may vary depending on different features, but the OS is perhaps the most prominent difference. Here are the 2 most essential types:

Windows VPS web hosting - a private virtual server platform running Windows that will allow apps which need Windows to operate properly to be installed on the virtual hosting server.

Linux VPS web hosting - a private virtual server web hosting platform running Linux is the more commonly used type that you can come across on the World Wide Web because it is cheaper to build and maintain and hence it is more wanted.

VPS servers are also quite sought after by resellers and you can discover two modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller buys a Virtual Private Server and starts offering shared hosting packages that are hosted on the Virtual Private Server. It is comparable to the traditional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller gets root-level access and can alter the server's configuration.

VPS web hosting reseller - the reseller in fact purchases whole VPS web hosting packages to offer them to the clients rather than offering shared web hosting plans on one single VPS hosting server. It is considered more profitable but also calls for more introductory payments to buy the virtual web hosting server.

Just as any other web hosting type, VPS web hosting packages regularly entail a LAMP platform. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more VPS web hosting server varieties:

VPS web hosting with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to surpass the 100 million website milestone back in 2009, so it is logically used with virtual private web hosting servers as well.

VPS web hosting with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous relational database management system used with multiple web apps and thus regularly wanted on a VPS.

VPS web hosting with PHP - PHP is a scripting language used by web developers, so it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. private virtual web server hosting ones.