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Definition of VPS

To fulfill the need for budget, but reliable hosting solutions, vendors initiated a transitional hosting solution - the VPS. This is a virtual imitation of a hosting server that functions precisely like a : dedicated web hosting server and is much more advanced than any shared web hosting plan. On the other hand, as multiple accounts are set up on the same physical machine and each client pays for their account, the price for a VPS plan is markedly lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A low-end VPS account is a bit more high-priced than the most powerful shared web hosting package, but its system resources exceed decidedly those of the shared plan.

VPS Virtualization Platforms: OpenVZ and KVM

1 CPU Core
20 GB Storage
$6.00 / month
1 CPU Core
40 GB Storage
$13.00 / month

Each given account is insulated from the remaining accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a different OS and be rebooted autonomously from the other ones. The Virtual Servers are managed via a virtualization panel where clients can monitor all running processes and stop or reboot them, update server-side software, see the utilized and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are only a couple of instances of software platforms used for creating and handling VPS server accounts. They involve diverse requirements in relation to the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, etc. For example, KVM can function on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be activated on a server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the actual VPS servers.

Managed VPS Solutions

The virtualization panel lends the customer the power to manage the VPS autonomously from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their client support team to reboot a specific service or retrieve a backup. If the customer is not experienced, though, we include an optional upgrade that comprises Operating System and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting procedures. We also have a bunch of virtual web server data center locations to select from: the USA, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Website Hosting CPs for VPS

The domains and the content on the private virtual web server are tackled via a web hosting Control Panel user interface, similar to a classic shared web hosting account's. The distinction is that with web hosting packages, users get one specific website hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS package, providers commonly provide a number of web hosting Control Panels to select from, and the more expert users can install and make use of the website hosting Control Panel they like. Some virtualization consoles support installing a web hosting Control Panel through them to render things easier for the customer. Unluckily, the majority of the CPs are not free. Some of them demand a monthly tax (cPanel charges 13 dollars/month, have a glimpse at BuycPanel.com), while others request a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web hosting CPs that limit the amount of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we talk about website hosting CP-equipped VPS, it's good to point out that, by default, all VPS accounts distributed by us incorporate the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. The latter offers unlimited hosted domain quotas. Hepsia is obtainable at no further licence charge, so the monthly price of the VPS server account selected by the user does not fluctuate. Last, but not least, Hepsia probably sports the greatest Domain Manager on the hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Accounts

The CP GUI permits clients to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and mailbox accounts, to observe bandwidth and load logs and to watch elaborate statistics about the used up and the remaining system resources. Comparable with the virtualization panels, the web hosting Control Panels are created to function under a given OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most popular web hosting Control Panels, performs only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is invented by the very same designer, works exclusively under Windows. Other web hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several OSs. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of some website hosting CPs over others is that they include several control levels - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a separate set of functionalities governing the levels beneath, so it is easy to set up a reseller web hosting website and commence making money by reselling web hosting solutions to other persons. As clients will watch what percentage of the resources is utilized, but will not be able to view the actual numbers, even a small-size private virtual web server hosting package will suffice to launch a small-sized shared web hosting web hosting corporation and collect capital.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Affordable Solution

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