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Now it has become very easy to design a website on your own with all the charge-free website layouts that are obtainable on the web together with free-of-cost software platforms that are applicable even for novices. So, lots of brand new sites are being built each day, incl. online blogs - where the author can touch upon different issues that occur to him, and web galleries - where everybody can publish photos and the stories behind them on the World Wide Web. These websites must be hosted someplace and one excellent web hosting choice is a VPS.

What is a Virtual Web Server?

VPS denotes Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated web server in terms of administration as you are granted full server root access with an option to restart the private virtual web server from a distance. The private virtual hosting server shares system resources with other virtual private hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This results in a remarkably reasonable price, which is a lot cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more related to shared site hosting plans as far as prices are concerned.

Sorts of Virtual Private Hosting Servers

Just like any other web hosting variety, virtual web hosting servers may vary depending on various features, but the Operating System is maybe the most notable difference. Here are the two most important varieties:

Windows virtual private hosting servers - a VPS hosting server system running Windows that will permit software apps which require Windows to perform unproblematically to be installed on the virtual web server.

Linux VPS web hosting servers - a VPS hosting server platform running Linux is the more widely used type that you can find on the World Wide Web since it is more affordable to establish and handle and therefore it is more sought after.

Virtual Private Servers are also quite sought after by resellers and you can come across 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS server hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS and begins offering shared web space hosting packages that are hosted on the virtual web server. It is similar to the conventional reseller hosting packages, but here the reseller is given full root access and can modify the server's configuration.

virtual private hosting server reseller - the reseller in fact purchases whole VPS web server packages to offer them to the clients rather than offering shared web hosting accounts on a single VPS hosting server. It is deemed more remunerative but also needs more initial payments to purchase the VPS web hosting server.

Just as any other web hosting variety, private virtual server plans regularly entail a LAMP middleware stack. LAMP denotes Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines three more Virtual Private Server web hosting types:

private virtual web hosting servers with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is quite famous and was the first to pass the 100 000 000 website milestone back in 2009, so it is logically popular with virtual web servers as well.

private virtual web hosting servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with plenty of apps and hence often wanted on a private virtual web hosting server.

virtual private web hosting servers with PHP - PHP is a scripting language used by web developers, hence it is popular with a variety of website hosting solutions, including VPS web server hosting ones.