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What is VPS hosting?

To meet the need for moderately priced, but reliable hosting solutions, vendors commenced a midway website hosting environment - the VPS. This is a virtual imitation of a web hosting server that operates precisely like a : dedicated web server and is much more feature-rich than any shared web hosting plan. At the same time, as a lot of accounts are set up on the same physical machine and each user pays for their account, the price for a VPS plan is markedly lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A low-end VPS package is a bit more high-priced than the most feature-rich shared hosting plan, but its system resources surpass by far those of the shared website hosting package.

VPS Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and KVM

VPS OVZ09
5 CPU Cores
10 GB RAM
270 GB Storage
$149.99 / month
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3 CPU Cores
6 GB RAM
135 GB Storage
$84.99 / month
 

Each individual account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be restarted independently from the other ones. The Virtual Servers are administered via a virtualization panel where users can have a glimpse at all running processes and abort or reboot them, update server-side software, monitor the used up and the free resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are just several examples of virtualization systems used for creating and administering private virtual hosting server accounts. They involve different requirements regarding the CPU architecture, the OSs they support, and so on. For example, KVM can operate on machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be activated on a web server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the concrete VPS web hosting servers.

Managed VPS Services

The virtualization platform lends the user the freedom to manage the VPS independently from the hosting provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their technical support staff to restart a service or recover a backup. If the customer is not tech-savvy, however, we provide an optional upgrade that contains Operating System and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a number of VPS data center locations to select from: the United States of America, the UK and Australia.

Website Hosting Control Panels for VPS

The domain names and the content on the virtual web server are tackled via a web hosting Control Panel interface, similar to a normal shared web hosting plan's. The difference is that with website hosting accounts, users obtain one particular website hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS account, hosting providers typically present a handful of web hosting CPs to pick from, and the more expert users can install and utilize the web hosting CP they wish. Certain virtualization systems support installing a website hosting Control Panel through them to render things simpler for the client. Sadly, the majority of the website hosting CPs are paid. Some of those require a monthly fee (cPanel demands $13/month, go to BuycPanel.com), while others request a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting CPs that limit the amount of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we address web hosting Control Panel-supplied VPS, it's good to state that, by default, all VPS packages furnished by us come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unmetered hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is available at no extra license charge, so the monthly price of the Virtual Private Server plan selected by the user does not fluctuate. Furthermore, Hepsia perhaps includes the finest Domain Manager on the web hosting CP market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Packages

The web hosting Control Panel tool enables clients to manage domain name, files, databases, FTP and mail address accounts, to view bandwidth and load logs and to see comprehensive statistics about the used up and the available resources. Akin with the virtualization panels, the website hosting Control Panels are devised to run under a given OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most well known web hosting Control Panels, operates only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is devised by the same company, works only under Windows. Other website hosting CPs like Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several platforms. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of certain website hosting Control Panels over others is that they involve different control levels - administrator, reseller and client. Each level has access to a different set of functions controlling the levels beneath, so it is easy to create a reseller web hosting website and start making money by reselling web hosting accounts to other persons. As customers will see what percentage of the system resources is utilized, but will not know the real numbers, even a low-end private virtual web server account will suffice to open a small shared web hosting website hosting company and obtain money.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Inexpensive Solution

A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web pages such as a very famous online store or a big company web site. As its management is simple, it is the preferred pick of both inexperienced users and experienced users.