Nowadays it has become quite easy to make a web portal by yourself with all the free-of-cost design templates that are available on the Internet along with charge-free software platforms that are appropriate even for novices. Thus, numerous new sites start to operate each day, incl. blogs - where the moderator can focus on various issues that come to mind, and web galleries - where persons can share photos and the history behind them on the web. These sites must be hosted someplace and one intelligent web hosting option is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
VPS means Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated hosting server in terms of management because you are provided with complete root access with an option to restart the VPS web hosting server distantly. The VPS shares system resources with other virtual hosting servers that are hosted on the same physical machine. This is reflected in the remarkably affordable price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more similar to shared web hosting packages as far as prices are concerned.
Kinds of VPS
Just as any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may differ based on different features, but the OS is perchance the most prominent difference. Here are the 2 most important types:
Windows VPS - a VPS web hosting server system running Windows that will allow software apps which require Windows to function unproblematically to be installed on the virtual web server.
Linux VPS - a virtual server system running Linux is the more commonly used type that you can chance on on the web because it is more affordable to construct and handle and hence it is more sought after.
VPS servers are also very sought after by resellers and you can come across two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS server and begins offering shared plans that are hosted on the virtual hosting server. It is similar to the ordinary reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller has full server root privileges and can update the server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller actually purchases whole VPS packages to sell them to the customers rather than offering shared web hosting plans on a single VPS server. It is deemed more profitable but also demands more initial deposits to buy the VPS server.
Just as any other web hosting variety, VPS plans frequently entail a LAMP software solution stack. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces three more virtual server web hosting types:
VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is quite famous and was the first to exceed the one hundred million web site mark back in 2009, so it is logically utilized with virtual web servers too.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system utilized with plenty of applications and hence often requested on a private virtual hosting server.
VPS with PHP - PHP is a script language utilized by web developers, hence it is popular with various web hosting solutions, including VPS web server hosting ones.