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What is VPS hosting?

To answer the demand for modestly priced, but reliable hosting services, providers launched a midway website hosting solution - the VPS. This is a virtual emulation of a web server that performs just like a : dedicated web server and is much more powerful than any shared web hosting solution. On the other hand, as a number of accounts are created on the very same physical web server and each customer pays for their account, the price for a VPS solution is significantly lower than the price for a dedicated server. A basic VPS package is a little more expensive than the most advanced shared website hosting account, but its resources exceed decidedly those of the shared plan.

VPS Virtualization Platforms: OpenVZ and KVM

Each individual account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be rebooted independently from the rest. The Virtual Servers are managed through a virtualization console where customers can take a look at all running tasks and abort or restart them, update server-side applications, keep track of the consumed and the free system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are just several examples of virtualization panels used for creating and managing VPS accounts. They have various requirements regarding the CPU architecture, the Operating Systems they are compatible with, and so on. For instance, KVM can run on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be installed on a web server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and permits both of these OSs to be activated on the actual virtual servers.

Managed VPS Solutions

The virtualization system lends the client the power to manage the VPS autonomously from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their technical support staff to restart a specific service or restore a backup. If the customer is not competent enough, however, we include an optional upgrade that contains Operating System and software installation and update operations, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a number of private virtual web server datacenter facility locations to select from: North America, England and Australia.

Web Hosting Control Panels for VPS

The domains and the content on the VPS web hosting server are administered via a web hosting Control Panel interface, similar to a regular shared web hosting account's. The difference is that with hosting accounts, customers obtain one particular web hosting CP, while with a VPS account, hosting providers commonly offer a handful of web hosting Control Panels to select from, and the more competent customers can install and use the web hosting CP they like. Some virtualization panels support installing a website hosting Control Panel through them to render it easier for the customer. Unluckily, most website hosting CPs are not free. Some demand a monthly tax (cPanel wants 13 USD/month, have a look at, while others request a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web hosting Control Panels that restrict the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we address website hosting CP-equipped VPS, it's good to state that, by default, all VPS accounts provided by us contain the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unmetered hosted domain quotas. Hepsia is available at no further license cost, therefore the monthly cost of the private virtual web hosting server plan chosen by the user does not change. In addition, Hepsia perhaps has the greatest Domain Manager on the website hosting CP marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Packages

The hosting CP GUI permits users to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and email accounts, to observe web traffic and load logs and to have a look at exhaustive stats concerning the consumed and the remaining system resources. Comparable with the virtualization consoles, the web hosting Control Panels are conceived to perform under a specific OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the best known hosting Control Panels, operates exclusively under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is fabricated by the very same company, operates solely under Windows. Other website hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia support several Operating Systems. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of certain website hosting Control Panels over others is that they involve several control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level can access a separate set of specifications governing the levels beneath, so it is easy to build a reseller web hosting website and start making money by offering web hosting plans to other persons. As clients will be aware of what amount of the resources is consumed, but will not be aware of the real figures, even a low-end virtual web server hosting account will be enough to launch a small-size shared web hosting hosting corporation and make capital.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Economical Solution

A VPS is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support online portals such as a busy online store or a big company web page. As its administration is easy, it is the favored choice of both inexperienced clients and trained customers.