These days it has become very easy to set up a site on your own with all the charge-free site skins that are available on the web together with free-of-cost web platforms that are good even for inexperienced users. Therefore, a lot of brand new web sites go live each and every day, including blogs - where the author can discuss different issues that come to mind, and picture galleries - where everybody can display pictures and the history behind them online. These web sites must be hosted someplace and one suitable web hosting alternative is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
VPS means Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated hosting server as far as administration is concerned because you are given root privileges with an option to reboot the VPS from a distance. The VPS shares system resources with other VPS web servers that are hosted on the same physical server. This results in a very low price, which is a lot cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually closer to shared packages as far as prices are concerned.
Kinds of VPS
Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary based on different features, but the OS is perhaps the most noticeable difference. Here are the 2 most essential varieties:
Windows VPS - a virtual web server hosting platform running Windows that will permit applications which require Windows to run unproblematically to be installed on the virtual web server.
Linux VPS - a private virtual server hosting system running Linux is the more widespread variety that you can encounter on the Internet since it is cheaper to build and handle and hence it is more wanted.
VPS servers are also very sought after by resellers and you can find two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual web hosting server and starts selling shared hosting packages that are hosted on the virtual web hosting server. It is similar to the standard reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller gains full server root access and can change the web server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS plans to offer them to the customers instead of offering shared web hosting packages on one single private virtual web server. It is considered more lucrative but also demands more introductory payments to purchase the virtual private web server.
Just as any other web hosting type, VPS packages often entail a LAMP stack. LAMP denotes Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces three more Virtual Private Server hosting types:
VPS with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is very popular and was the first to exceed the one hundred million web site benchmark back in 2009, so it is logically utilized with private virtual servers too.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system used with many apps and thus regularly wanted on a private virtual web hosting server.
VPS with PHP - PHP is a script language utilized by web developers, so it is popular with a variety of web hosting solutions, including Virtual Private Server web hosting ones.
|OVZ 1||vBox 1||vBox 2||vBox 4||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||$12.00 / month||$19.00 / month||$38.00 / month||$77.00 / month|