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What Exactly are Virtual Private Servers?

There is no surprise that so many users have started setting up their very own feature-rich online portals availing of free-of-cost software platforms that are simple enough to use even for inexperienced clients. And thanks to all the cost-free web skins that are available on the web, quite a lot of web sites are being launched, which demand a website hosting service such as the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

VPS OVZ Pluto
1 CPU Core
1 GB RAM
30 GB Storage
1.04 / month
the price is valid for the first 3 months
VPS OVZ Eris
1 CPU Core
2 GB RAM
50 GB Storage
1.04 / month
the price is valid for the first 3 months
 

Web hosting is a service, which permits you to upload your website on a web server in order to bring it online and a VPS is a Virtual Private Server - it acts like a dedicated server, granting root access to the customer, but it shares the resources of the physical server with other VPS hosting accounts. So, VPS hosting is a web hosting service provided on a virtual private hosting server, which is getting more and more popular because of the autonomy you have as far as server setup is concerned. VPS Hosting are often used by software developers and programmers as a testing ground where they can explore how their product would function under diverse circumstances.

VPS Hosting Varieties

If we begin to differentiate at the core level, we have to begin with the individual Operating Systems, the most important types being:

Linux VPS hosting - it is normally preferred owing to the more affordable setup and maintenance fees and the possibility to configure the OS in accordance with the needs of the clients based on the capabilities of the administrators, because Linux is open-source.

Windows VPS hosting - being more costly makes Windows a last resort when you want to host software applications that cannot operate on another Operating System and there are quite a few of them, so the Windows private virtual server web hosting platform is quite widespread as well.

Perchance the most famous VPS software solution stack is LAMP, which means Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it introduces a few more VPS server hosting varieties aside from Linux VPS web hosting:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - each hosting service demands a web server that will deliver the web pages to the web browsers and Apache is one of the most widespread servers; as a matter of fact, back in 2009, it was the first to hit the one hundred million web site milestone.

VPS hosting with MySQL - there are various types of database management software systems that can be used on a virtual private web hosting server but MySQL is definitely among the most popular ones utilized in web applications. It is favored because of its plain configuration and quick speed.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a multi-purpose scripting language utilized in the development of various sites and apps, so it is only natural that it is popular with the majority of web hosting services, incl. VPS web hosting servers.

Other VPS hosting varieties that can be identified are: VPS hosting with PostgreSQL - a more intricate and fully featured database management software system variety; private virtual server hosting with CGI and Virtual Private Server hosting with Perl - these 2 programming languages are also frequently used for web applications and web sites and ordinarily they are utilized in combination with a Linux Operating System.