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What Precisely are Virtual Private Servers?

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  • 1 CPU Core
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To meet the need for low cost, but reliable hosting solutions, vendors commenced a midway website hosting environment - the VPS hosting. This is a virtual imitation of a server that behaves precisely like a : dedicated web server and is much more feature-rich than any shared website hosting package. At the same time, as lots of accounts are set up on the same physical hosting server and each individual pays for their account, the cost of a VPS hosting solution is much lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A basic VPS hosting plan is slightly more expensive than a hi-end shared web hosting account, but its system resources surpass by far those of the shared hosting account.

VPS Hosting Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and KVM

Each individual account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be rebooted independently from the other ones. The Virtual Servers are managed via a virtualization console where customers can watch all running processes and terminate or reboot them, update server-side software applications, keep track of the consumed and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a few examples of virtualization consoles used for setting up and managing private virtual web server hosting plans. They have different requirements with regard to the central processing unit architecture, the Operating Systems they support, etc. For instance, KVM can perform on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the concrete private virtual servers.

Managed VPS Hosting Solutions

The virtualization console lends the user the freedom to administer the VPS hosting independently from the web hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their technical support staff to reboot a particular service or recover a backup. If the user is not experienced, however, we include a voluntary upgrade that includes OS and software installation and update procedures, VPS hosting backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a handful of VPS web hosting server data center locations to choose from: America, Britain and Australia.

Web Hosting Control Panels for VPS Hosting

The domain names and the content on the virtual web hosting server are handled through a hosting Control Panel user interface, similar to a typical shared web hosting plan's. The contrast is that with web hosting packages, clients obtain one concrete web hosting CP, while with a VPS hosting package, hosting providers typically provide a number of website hosting Control Panels to choose from, and the more advanced customers can install and make use of the web hosting Control Panel they like. Some virtualization platforms support installing a website hosting CP through them to make it simpler for the user. Unluckily, most web hosting Control Panels are not cost-free. Some of those ask for a monthly tax (cPanel asks for $13 USD/month, have a peek at, while others require a licence fee (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting CPs that limit the number of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we discuss Control Panel-supplied VPS hosting, it's useful to point out that, by default, all VPS hosting packages furnished by us arrive with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It includes unlimited hosted domain name quotas. Hepsia comes at no extra licence charge, thus the monthly price of the virtual web server plan selected by the user does not change. What's more, Hepsia probably sports the greatest Domain Manager on the web hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Driven VPS Hosting Plans

The web hosting Control Panel interface enables users to handle domain name, files, databases, FTP and e-mailbox accounts, to view traffic and load logs and to take a glimpse at detailed stats regarding the utilized and the free system resources. Comparable with the virtualization consoles, the hosting CPs are constructed to work under a given OS. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the best known website hosting CPs, operates solely under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is tailored by the same designer, functions exclusively under Windows. Other web hosting Control Panels such as Plesk and Hepsia support several platforms. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of certain web hosting CPs over others is that they include several levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level has access to a separate set of functionalities controlling the levels beneath, so it is simple to launch a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by selling web hosting plans to other individuals. As customers will be aware of what amount of the system resources is consumed, but will not know the actual numbers, even a small-size virtual hosting server account will suffice to launch a small-size shared website hosting web hosting company and obtain cash.

The VPS Hosting: an Independent, Cut-Rate Solution

A VPS hosting is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support online portals such as a very popular online store or a big company site. As its management is simple, it is the preferred selection of both inexperienced customers and practiced customers.

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