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A definition of a private virtual web server (vps)

To satisfy the need for inexpensive, but reliable hosting solutions, companies started a midway webspace hosting environment - the private virtual web hosting server. This is a virtual simulation of a hosting server that acts quite like a : dedicated server and is much more powerful than any shared website hosting solution. At the same time, as a lot of accounts are set up on the very same physical hosting server and each customer pays for their account, the price for a private virtual server hosting package is considerably lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A small-scale VPS web server plan is a bit more expensive than the most advanced shared website hosting account, but its resources excel decidedly those of the shared hosting account.

VPS Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each separate account is isolated from the remaining accounts on the server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate OS and be rebooted autonomously from the rest. The VPS hosting servers are managed through a virtualization console where customers can have a look at all running processes and terminate or reboot them, update server-side software applications, keep track of the consumed and the free resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are only several instances of virtualization consoles utilized for setting up and handling VPS web hosting plans. They involve diverse requirements with respect to the central processing unit architecture, the Operating Systems they support, etc. For example, Virtuozzo can function on machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a web hosting server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and allows both of these OSs to be installed on the actual private virtual hosting servers.

Managed VPS Web Hosting Server Services

The virtualization system lends the user the freedom to manage the VPS autonomously from the provider, sparing you the time you’d have waited for their client support staff to reboot a given service or recover a backup. If the client is not skilled enough, however, various top hosting companies such as Free Hostia include a voluntary upgrade that contains Operating System and software installation and update procedures, virtual private web server backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting procedures. The remarkable fact with 'Free Hostia' is that there are a couple of virtual web hosting server data center locations to pick from: the United States of America, Great Britain and Australia.

Website Hosting CPs for VPSs

The domain names and the content on the virtual private web server are dealt with via a web hosting Control Panel interface, similar to a standard shared web hosting account’s. The difference is that with website hosting packages, clients obtain one concrete web page hosting Control Panel, while with a virtual server hosting package, providers normally provide a bunch of web hosting CPs to select from, and the more skillful customers can install and avail of the CP they wish. Some virtualization platforms support installing a webspace hosting Control Panel through them to make things simpler for the client. Sadly, the majority of the webspace hosting CPs are not free of cost. Some require a monthly tax (cPanel charges 13 dollars/month, check, while others require a licence fee (DirectAdmin). There are other CPs that restrict the number of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we discuss web hosting Control Panel-supplied virtual private web servers, it's good to mention that, by default, all virtual private web server packages delivered by 'Free Hostia' comprise the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unmetered hosted domain quotas. Hepsia is attainable at no extra licence cost, therefore the monthly cost of the VPS web server hosting account chosen by the user does not alter. Moreover, Hepsia probably has the finest Domain Manager on the hosting CP market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based Virtual Private Server Hosting Packages

The site hosting CP GUI enables customers to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and email box accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to take a glimpse at detailed stats about the used up and the left system resources. Akin with the virtualization consoles, the website hosting Control Panels are built to operate under a particular OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the best known webspace hosting CPs, runs only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is constructed by the same company, works exclusively under Windows. Other site hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia support several OSs. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of certain hosting CPs over others is that they have several levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a different set of features governing the levels underneath, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and start making money by selling web hosting services to other individuals. As clients will view what percentage of the system resources is used up, but will not be able to view the real numbers, even a small-size virtual private web server package will suffice to run a small shared hosting website hosting firm and gain cash.

The VPS Server: an Autonomous, Inexpensive Solution

A VPS hosting server is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web sites such as a very popular web store or a large corporate portal. As its management is simple, it is the favored choice of both greenhorns and qualified customers.