Definition of Virtual Private Servers
To answer the demand for affordable, but reliable hosting solutions, providers introduced an intermediate website hosting solution - the VPS hosting. This is a virtual simulation of a web server that performs just like a : dedicated server and is much more feature-rich than any shared website hosting plan. On the other hand, as many accounts are set up on the very same physical web hosting server and each user pays for their account, the price for a VPS hosting plan is markedly lower than the price for a dedicated server. A basic VPS hosting package is slightly more high-priced than the most powerful shared website hosting package, but its resources exceed by far those of the shared web hosting package.
VPS Hosting Virtualization Platforms: OpenVZ and KVM
Each particular account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be rebooted independently from the rest. The Virtual Servers are administered through a virtualization panel where users can watch all running tasks and abort or reboot them, update server-side software, view the utilized and the free resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are just several examples of software platforms used for setting up and managing private virtual server accounts. They involve different requirements concerning the CPU architecture, the Operating Systems they support, etc. For example, KVM can function on machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be installed on a web hosting server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and permits both of these OSs to be installed on the actual virtual private web servers.
Managed VPS Hosting Services
The virtualization platform lends the user the freedom to manage the VPS hosting autonomously from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their client support staff to restart a particular service or recover a backup. If the customer is not tech-savvy, however, we include an optional upgrade that involves OS and software application installation and update operations, VPS hosting backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a handful of virtual web server datacenter facility locations to pick from: the USA, the United Kingdom and Australia.
Web Hosting CPs for VPS Hosting
The domain names and the content on the Virtual Private Server are manipulated through a hosting Control Panel user interface, similar to a regular shared web hosting plan's. The difference is that with web hosting packages, customers receive one particular hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS hosting plan, providers typically give a handful of website hosting CPs to choose from, and the more experienced users can install and make use of the web hosting CP they desire. Some virtualization platforms support installing a website hosting CP through them to render things easier for the customer. Unluckily, most CPs are not free of charge. Some of them ask for a monthly tax (cPanel wants $13/month, have a glance at BuycPanel.com), while others require a licence fee (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting Control Panels that restrict the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we talk about hosting Control Panel-supplied VPS hosting, it's good to state that, by default, all VPS hosting packages delivered by us incorporate the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It offers unmetered hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is offered at no extra licence cost, thus the monthly cost of the Virtual Private Server hosting package picked by the user does not change. Besides, Hepsia probably offers the finest Domain Manager on the website hosting Control Panel market.
CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Driven VPS Hosting Packages
The web hosting CP user interface enables users to manage domain name, files, databases, FTP and mailbox accounts, to keep track of web traffic and load logs and to monitor thorough statistics regarding the used up and the left resources. Akin with the virtualization consoles, the hosting Control Panels are developed to perform under a given OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the best known Control Panels, runs solely under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is tailored by the very same company, operates exclusively under Windows. Other CPs like Plesk and Hepsia support several Operating Systems. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of some web hosting Control Panels over others is that they involve different control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a different set of functions controlling the levels below, so it is easy to set up a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by reselling web hosting packages to other persons. As customers will view what percentage of the resources is used up, but will not be able to view the actual figures, even a small-size VPS web hosting plan will be enough to establish a small-size shared website hosting web hosting company and make money.
The VPS Hosting: an Independent, Inexpensive Solution
A VPS hosting is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support web sites such as a very popular online store or a large company portal. As its administration is simple, it is the favored pick of both beginners and expert customers.
|1 CPU Core||1 CPU Core||2 CPU Cores||4 CPU Cores||8 CPU Cores|
|1 GB RAM||2 GB RAM||4 GB RAM||8 GB RAM||16 GB RAM|
|20 GB Storage||40 GB Storage||80 GB Storage||160 GB Storage||320 GB Storage|
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