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What is VPS hosting?

To meet the need for affordably priced, but reliable hosting services, companies commenced a transitional web hosting platform - the VPS. This is a virtual imitation of a web server that behaves precisely like a : dedicated hosting server and is much more powerful than any shared web hosting solution. At the same time, as plenty of accounts are hosted on the same physical hosting server and each user pays for their account, the price for a VPS package is markedly lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A low-end VPS account is a little more high-priced than the most feature-rich shared web hosting plan, but its system resources surpass decidedly those of the shared website hosting package.

VPS Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and KVM

VPS OVZ01
1 CPU Core
1 GB RAM
30 GB Storage
$12.00 / month
VPS OVZ02
1 CPU Core
2 GB RAM
50 GB Storage
$20.00 / month
 

Each individual account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the web hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a different Operating System and be restarted autonomously from the remaining ones. The Virtual Servers are managed through a virtualization panel where users can have a glimpse at all running processes and terminate or restart them, update server-side applications, have a look at the utilized and the available resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are just a couple of instances of software programs used for setting up and handling VPS server packages. They involve different requirements with respect to the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they support, etc. For instance, KVM can work on machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be installed on a web hosting server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and permits both of these OSs to be activated on the concrete VPS web servers.

Managed VPS Solutions

The virtualization console gives the customer the freedom to manage the VPS autonomously from the provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their technical support team to reboot a given service or restore a backup. If the client is not an expert, however, we have an optional upgrade that comprises OS and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a bunch of VPS server server farm locations to select from: North America, England and Australia.

CPs for VPS

The domain names and the content on the VPS server are dealt with via a web hosting Control Panel interface, similar to a conventional shared web hosting account's. The distinction is that with web hosting accounts, customers receive one concrete web hosting CP, while with a VPS plan, hosting providers typically present a couple of web hosting CPs to pick from, and the more skillful users can install and avail of the website hosting Control Panel they like. Some virtualization platforms support installing a website hosting CP through them to render it easier for the client. Unluckily, the majority of the website hosting Control Panels are paid. Some of them ask for a monthly fee (cPanel charges $13/month, have a glance at BuycPanel.com), while others request a license fee (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting Control Panels that limit the number of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we address web hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS, it's useful to state that, by default, all VPS plans distributed by us are stocked with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It includes unmetered hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is offered at no additional license charge, therefore the monthly price of the private virtual web server package chosen by the customer does not fluctuate. In addition, Hepsia perhaps sports the finest Domain Manager on the web hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based VPS Plans

The website hosting CP user interface allows users to manage domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and email box accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to keep track of elaborate statistics regarding the consumed and the remaining resources. Comparable with the virtualization consoles, the website hosting Control Panels are conceived to perform under a particular Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most widely used web hosting Control Panels, functions solely under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is fabricated by the same designer, functions exclusively under Windows. Other website hosting Control Panels like Plesk and Hepsia are multi-platform. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of some Control Panels over others is that they include different control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a separate set of functionalities controlling the levels below, so it is easy to create a reseller web hosting website and start making money by offering web hosting accounts to other people. As clients will monitor what amount of the system resources is used up, but will not be able to see the actual numbers, even a small private virtual web server account will be enough to set up a small-sized shared web hosting web hosting enterprise and obtain money.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Affordable Solution

A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web sites such as a busy web store or a huge company web page. As its management is simple, it is the favored pick of both inexperienced users and skilled customers.