What Actually are VPSs?
Nowadays it has become very simple to design a web page by yourself with all the cost-free website templates that are available on the Internet together with free-of-cost software apps that are applicable even for inexperienced customers. Hence, many brand new sites come into existence each and every day, among them online blogs - where the author can comment on different topics that come to mind, and web galleries - where persons can display pics and the stories behind them on the World Wide Web. These sites must be hosted someplace and one relevant web hosting alternative is a VPS.
What is a VPS?
VPS signifies Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated web server in terms of administration because you receive complete server root access with an option to restart the virtual web server from a distance. The VPS shares resources with other VPSs that are accommodated on the very same physical server. This results in a quite cheap price, which is several times lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually closer to shared hosting plans as far as pricing is concerned.
Sorts of VPS
Just as any other web hosting type, Virtual Servers may vary based on various features, but the Operating System is probably the most significant difference. Here are the two most important types:
Windows VPS - a VPS server system running Windows that will permit applications which need Windows to function properly to be activated on the virtual server.
Linux VPS - a private virtual web server hosting system running Linux is the more widespread variety that you can find on the Internet as it is cheaper to build and handle and so it is more sought after.
VPS servers are also quite sought after by resellers and you can find two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS reseller - the reseller purchases a private virtual web server and starts selling shared plans that are hosted on the private virtual web server. It is similar to the ordinary reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller has root-level access and can revise the web server's configuration.
VPS reseller - the reseller actually purchases entire VPS plans to offer them to the customers rather than selling shared web hosting accounts on a single virtual web server. It is considered more profitable but also necessitates more introductory investments to purchase the private virtual hosting server.
Just like any other web hosting type, VPS plans often involve a LAMP software bundle. LAMP denotes Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and introduces 3 more virtual server web hosting varieties:
VPS with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite popular and was the first to pass the 100 million web site benchmark back in 2009, so it is logically popular with virtual web servers as well.
VPS with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system used with multiple applications and hence frequently wanted on a virtual web 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 VPS server web hosting ones.