What Actually are VPSs?
Today it has become quite simple to set up a web portal on your own with all the free web templates that are available on the Internet along with free-of-charge software apps that are applicable even for newcomers. Thus, multiple brand new websites are born each and every day, among them weblogs - where the author can focus on various issues that occur to him, and picture galleries - where people can share pics and the stories behind them on the Internet. These websites must be hosted somewhere and one good web hosting alternative is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
VPS denotes Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web hosting server in terms of management since you get root-level access with a possibility to reboot the VPS web server remotely. The VPS shares resources with other VPS web hosting servers that are hosted on the same physical machine. This results in a very moderate price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more related to shared website hosting packages as far as pricing is concerned.
Sorts of VPS
Just as any other hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary based on different features, but the Operating System is maybe the most essential difference. Here are the 2 most essential varieties:
Windows VPS - a Virtual Private Server platform running Windows that will permit apps which require Windows to perform smoothly to be installed on the VPS hosting server.
Linux VPS - a Virtual Private Server system running Linux is the more famous variety that you can encounter on the Internet because it is cheaper to create and handle and so it is more wanted.
VPS servers are also quite popular with resellers and you can find two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual private web server and starts selling shared website hosting packages that are hosted on the virtual private web hosting server. It is similar to the traditional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller has complete root-level access and can modify the server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller actually purchases whole VPS plans to offer them to the customers rather than selling shared web hosting accounts on one single virtual web hosting server. It is deemed more remunerative but also needs more initial deposits to purchase the VPS server.
Just as any other web hosting type, VPS plans often entail a LAMP software solution stack. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more private virtual server varieties:
VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is quite popular and was the first to exceed the 100 million website mark back in 2009, so it is logically popular with virtual hosting servers as well.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular relational database management system used with plenty of applications and hence often requested on a virtual web server.
VPS with PHP - PHP is a programming language used by web developers, hence it is popular with various web hosting solutions, including virtual web server hosting ones.
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|1 CPU Core||1 CPU Core||2 CPU Cores||2 CPU Cores||3 CPU Cores||3 CPU Cores|
|1 GB RAM||2 GB RAM||3 GB RAM||4 GB RAM||5 GB RAM||6 GB RAM|
|30 GB Storage||50 GB Storage||70 GB Storage||90 GB Storage||110 GB Storage||135 GB Storage|
|€15.00 / month||€27.00 / month||€43.00 / month||€58.00 / month||€67.00 / month||€80.00 / month|