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A description of a vps web server (vps)

To satisfy the need for reasonably priced, but reliable hosting services, suppliers started a midway website hosting platform - the VPS web hosting server. This is a virtual simulation of a server that performs exactly like a : dedicated web hosting server and is much more powerful than any shared web hosting solution. On the other hand, as many accounts are created on the very same physical server and each user pays for their account, the cost of a VPS solution is much lower than the price for a dedicated server. A small-scale VPS account is slightly more expensive than the most feature-rich shared web site hosting package, but its resources excel decidedly those of the shared webspace hosting account.

Private Virtual Server Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each separate account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the web hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be restarted independently from the rest. The private virtual hosting servers are administered via a virtualization panel where customers can watch all running processes and stop or restart them, update server-side software applications, observe the consumed and the free resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a couple of examples of virtualization consoles used for creating and managing Virtual Private Server hosting accounts. They have diverse requirements about the CPU architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, and so on. For example, Virtuozzo can run on machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and allows both of these OSs to be activated on the actual private virtual servers.

Managed Private Virtual Hosting Server Services

The virtualization panel offers the user the power to manage the virtual web hosting server autonomously from the web hosting provider, sparing you the time you’d have waited for their customer support team to reboot a particular service or recover a backup. If the customer is not an expert, though, a handful of top hosting providers such as Free Hostia have an optional upgrade that comprises Operating System and software installation and update operations, virtual private web hosting server backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. The astonishing thing with 'Free Hostia' is that there are several virtual private web hosting server data center locations to pick from: the USA, Britain and Australia.

Webspace Hosting CPs for Virtual Private Hosting Servers

The domains and the content on the Virtual Private Server are tackled via a web page hosting CP interface, similar to a classic shared web hosting plan’s. The contrast is that with website hosting packages, clients receive one specific site hosting CP, while with a virtual server plan, web hosting providers usually present a bunch of web hosting CPs to choose from, and the more advanced customers can install and avail of the hosting Control Panel they desire. Certain virtualization consoles support installing a Control Panel through them to make things simpler for the client. Sadly, the majority of the website hosting CPs are not cost-free. Some of these ask for a monthly fee (cPanel wants $13 USD/month, visit, while others require a license fee (DirectAdmin). There are other site hosting Control Panels that restrict the number of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we discuss hosting CP-equipped VPS hosting servers, it's useful to state that, by default, all virtual server web hosting packages delivered by 'Free Hostia' are provided with the Hepsia webspace hosting Control Panel. The latter offers unlimited hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is attainable at no additional license cost, thus the monthly cost of the VPS web hosting package picked by the client does not fluctuate. Moreover, Hepsia probably sports the best Domain Manager on the web hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Server Hosting Accounts

The site hosting Control Panel GUI permits clients to manage domain name, files, databases, FTP and email mailbox accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to have a glimpse at comprehensive stats regarding the used up and the free system resources. Comparable with the virtualization consoles, the site hosting Control Panels are conceived to work under a certain OS. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most widely used website hosting CPs, works only under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is designed by the same company, performs only under Windows. Other web page hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia support several OSs. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of given website hosting CPs over others is that they include several levels of control - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level can access a separate set of specifications governing the levels underneath, so it is easy to build a reseller web hosting website and commence making money by offering web hosting services to other persons. As clients will keep track of what percentage of the resources is used up, but will not be aware of the actual figures, even a small-size Virtual Private Server plan will suffice to open a small-sized shared hosting website hosting enterprise and earn capital.

The Virtual Private Web Hosting Server: an Independent, Inexpensive Solution

A VPS server is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web sites such as a highly visited web store or a huge company website. As its administration is simple, it is the favored selection of both new kids on the block and advanced clients.