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How Do Virtual Private Servers Operate?

Nowadays it has become very easy to establish a site on your own with all the free web page layouts that are available on the Internet together with free-of-cost web apps that are good even for beginners. Therefore, multiple new sites are born each day, among them blogs - where the author can discuss various topics that spring to mind, and online galleries - where people can publish pics and the stories behind them online. These sites must be hosted somewhere and one prudent web hosting alternative is a virtual private servers.

What is a virtual private server?

VPS means Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web server in terms of management as you are offered complete root-level access with a possibility to restart the private virtual web hosting server distantly. The virtual private servers shares system resources with other private virtual hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This is reflected in the remarkably inexpensive price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more related to shared web hosting packages in terms of prices.

Types of Virtual Private Servers

Just like any other hosting variety, Virtual Servers may differ on the basis of various features, but the OS is maybe the most notable distinction. Here are the 2 most essential types:

Windows virtual private servers - a VPS hosting system running Windows that will permit software applications which need Windows to perform smoothly to be activated on the virtual web server.

Linux virtual private servers - a virtual server web hosting platform running Linux is the more famous type that you can encounter on the World Wide Web as it is more affordable to establish and handle and hence it is more wanted.

VPS servers are also quite popular with resellers and you can find 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

virtual private servers reseller - the reseller buys a VPS and begins offering shared web hosting plans that are hosted on the VPS web hosting server. It is similar to the regular reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller has complete server root access and can change the server's configuration.

virtual private servers reseller - the reseller in fact buys entire virtual private servers packages to sell them to the customers rather than offering shared web hosting accounts on a single VPS web server. It is deemed more profitable but also needs more initial deposits to buy the VPS web server.

Just as any other web hosting type, virtual private servers packages regularly entail a LAMP solution stack. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more Virtual Private Server hosting types:

virtual private servers with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to hit the 100 000 000 web site benchmark back in 2009, so it is logically utilized with VPS servers as well.

virtual private servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with numerous applications and thus frequently wanted on a VPS.

virtual private servers with PHP - PHP is a script language designed for web development, thus it is popular with various web hosting solutions, incl. virtual private web server hosting ones.