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What Does VPS Hosting Mean?

To satisfy the need for moderately priced, but reliable hosting solutions, vendors presented a transitional website hosting solution - the VPS. This is a virtual imitation of a web server that works exactly like a : dedicated web server and is much more powerful than any shared website hosting plan. On the other hand, as multiple accounts are created on the same physical web server and each client pays for their account, the price for a VPS package is considerably lower than the price for a dedicated server. A small-scale VPS account is a little more expensive than the most feature-rich shared hosting package, but its resources exceed decidedly those of the shared web hosting package.

VPS Virtualization Platforms: OpenVZ and KVM

1 CPU Core
30 GB Storage
$12.00 / month
1 CPU Core
50 GB Storage
$25.00 / month

Each individual account is isolated from the remaining accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be rebooted independently from the other ones. The Virtual Servers are administered through a virtualization panel where users can take a look at all running tasks and stop or reboot them, update server-side software applications, keep an eye on the utilized and the available resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a few examples of software applications utilized for creating and administering VPS server web hosting accounts. They involve various requirements concerning the CPU architecture, the OSs they support, etc. For instance, KVM can work on machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and permits both of these OSs to be activated on the actual virtual hosting servers.

Managed VPS Solutions

The virtualization panel gives the user the power to manage the VPS independently from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their support staff to restart a given service or restore a backup. If the user is not skilled enough, however, we provide an optional upgrade that comprises Operating System and software installation and update operations, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting procedures. We also have a handful of virtual private web server server farm locations to choose from: the USA, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Web Hosting Control Panels for VPS

The domains and the content on the virtual web server are managed through a web hosting Control Panel interface, similar to a traditional shared web hosting plan's. The contrast is that with hosting accounts, clients obtain one particular hosting CP, while with a VPS package, hosting providers normally present a couple of web hosting CPs to choose from, and the more skillful users can install and avail of the CP they want. Certain virtualization systems support installing a website hosting CP through them to render it easier for the customer. Unfortunately, most web hosting CPs are not charge-free. Some of them demand a monthly tax (cPanel charges $13/month, go to BuycPanel.com), while others request a licence fee (DirectAdmin). There are other web hosting CPs that limit the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we talk about web hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS, it's useful to mention that, by default, all VPS accounts distributed by us ship with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unlimited hosted domain name quotas. Hepsia is offered at no additional licence cost, hence the monthly price of the VPS server hosting plan selected by the client does not fluctuate. Moreover, Hepsia probably offers the best Domain Manager on the web hosting CP market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Driven VPS Plans

The web hosting CP GUI allows clients to administer domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and email mailbox accounts, to view web traffic and load logs and to have a look at thorough statistics about the utilized and the available system resources. Akin with the virtualization panels, the web hosting CPs are created to function under a particular Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most well known web hosting Control Panels, operates only under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is invented by the same company, functions solely under Windows. Other website hosting Control Panels such as Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several OSs. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of given website hosting CPs over others is that they involve different levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level has access to a different set of specifications controlling the levels underneath, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by selling web hosting plans to other individuals. As clients will keep track of what amount of the resources is used up, but will not observe the real numbers, even a low-end Virtual Private Server web hosting account will be enough to launch a small-size shared hosting hosting company and obtain cash.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Inexpensively Priced Solution

A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support online portals such as a highly visited online store or a large corporate web site. As its management is easy, it is the preferred selection of both inexperienced clients and capable users.