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What is VPS hosting?

To fulfill the demand for cheap, but reliable hosting services, suppliers initiated an intermediate web hosting solution - the VPS. This is a virtual emulation of a web server that operates precisely like a : dedicated web server and is much more powerful than any shared website hosting solution. On the other hand, as multiple accounts are hosted on the very same physical machine and each individual pays for their account, the price for a VPS solution is considerably lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A basic VPS package is a little more expensive than a hi-end shared website hosting package, but its resources surpass decidedly those of the shared website hosting account.

VPS Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and KVM

Each given account is isolated from all other accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a different OS and be rebooted autonomously from the remaining ones. The Virtual Servers are administered via a virtualization console where users can monitor all running processes and abort or restart them, update server-side applications, monitor the consumed and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a few examples of virtualization consoles used for setting up and managing private virtual web hosting server packages. They involve diverse requirements in relation to the CPU architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, etc. For example, KVM can function on physical 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 Virtual Private Servers.

Managed VPS Services

The virtualization console offers the user the power to administer the VPS autonomously from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their customer support team to restart a specific service or retrieve a backup. If the client is not proficient, however, we provide an optional upgrade that incorporates OS and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a number of virtual private web server datacenter facility locations to select from: the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Web Hosting CPs for VPS

The domains and the content on the virtual hosting server are handled through a website hosting CP tool, similar to a traditional shared web hosting account's. The distinction is that with web hosting plans, users get one particular web hosting CP, while with a VPS package, web hosting providers typically give a number of web hosting CPs to pick from, and the more practiced customers can install and make use of the web hosting CP they wish. Some virtualization platforms support installing a website hosting CP through them to render things simpler for the user. Sadly, most web hosting Control Panels are not cost-free. Some of them require a monthly fee (cPanel charges $13/month, take a glance at, while others demand a licence tax (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting CPs that limit the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we address website hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS, it's worth stating that, by default, all VPS packages furnished by us are equipped with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. The latter offers unmetered hosted domain name quotas. Hepsia is offered at no further licence cost, hence the monthly price of the virtual hosting server plan chosen by the client does not alter. What's more, Hepsia perhaps has the finest Domain Manager on the web hosting CP marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Accounts

The hosting CP interface enables users to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and e-mail address accounts, to view bandwidth and load logs and to have a look at exhaustive stats concerning the utilized and the left resources. Like the virtualization consoles, the hosting Control Panels are developed to work under a certain OS. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most well known web hosting CPs, operates solely under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is constructed by the same corporation, functions only under Windows. Other web hosting Control Panels like Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several OSs. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of given website hosting CPs over others is that they involve several control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a different set of functions controlling the levels below, so it is simple to establish a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by selling web hosting solutions to other persons. As clients will know what amount of the resources is used up, but will not see the real numbers, even a small-size private virtual hosting server account will be enough to start a small-sized shared website hosting web hosting firm and earn capital.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Moderately Priced Solution

A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support web sites such as a highly visited online store or a large corporate portal. As its administration is easy, it is the preferred pick of both inexperienced clients and practiced clients.