VPS Hosting Definition
To answer the demand for moderately priced, but reliable hosting services, companies started an intermediate website hosting
solution - the VPS
. This is a virtual simulation of a hosting server that acts quite like a : dedicated server and is much more advanced than any shared web hosting
package. On the other hand, as numerous accounts are hosted on the very same physical hosting server and each individual pays for their account, the price for a VPS plan is significantly lower than the price for a dedicated server
. A low-end VPS account is slightly more expensive than the most feature-rich shared web hosting account, but its system resources exceed by far those of the shared website hosting account.
VPS Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and KVM
VPS OVZ 1
1 CPU Core
1 GB RAM
20 GB Storage
$6.00 / month
VPS vBox 1
1 CPU Core
2 GB RAM
40 GB Storage
$12.00 / month
Each single account is isolated from all other accounts on the web hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a different Operating System and be restarted autonomously from the rest. The Virtual Servers are administered via a virtualization panel where clients can have a glimpse at all running tasks and stop or reboot them, update server-side software applications, view the used up and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are just a few examples of software systems used for setting up and managing VPS hosting plans. They involve various requirements about the CPU architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, and so on. For instance, KVM can work 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 activated on the concrete virtual private web hosting servers.
Managed VPS Services
The virtualization console offers the customer the power to manage the VPS independently from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their support team to reboot a service or recover a backup. If the client is not competent enough, however, we have an optional upgrade that includes Operating System and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting procedures. We also have a handful of virtual hosting server datacenter facility locations to pick from: the United States, the UK and Australia.
Web Hosting CPs for VPS
The domain names
and the content on the private virtual server are manipulated via a hosting CP user interface, similar to a standard shared web hosting account's. The contrast is that with website hosting
plans, customers receive one concrete website hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS account, web hosting providers typically offer a handful of web hosting CPs to select from, and the more trained users can install and avail of the Control Panel they desire. Some virtualization systems support installing a web hosting CP through them to make it simpler for the user. Unluckily, the majority of the hosting Control Panels are not charge-free. Some of these ask for a monthly tax (cPanel wants 13 dollars/month, have a glance at BuycPanel.com), while others require a licence tax (DirectAdmin). There are other hosting Control Panels that restrict the number of the hosted domain names
(Plesk). While we discuss Control Panel-equipped VPS, it's worthwhile to mention that, by default, all VPS plans furnished by us ship with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel
. It offers unmetered hosted domain name
allowance. Hepsia is obtainable at no further licence charge, so the monthly cost of the virtual web server account selected by the user does not fluctuate. Last, but not least, Hepsia probably sports the best Domain Manager on the web hosting Control Panel marketplace.
CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Packages
The hosting CP interface allows clients to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and electronic mail accounts, to observe web traffic and load logs and to watch elaborate stats regarding the used up and the available resources. Similar to the virtualization panels, the web hosting Control Panels are designed to operate under a given OS. For instance, cPanel
, which is one of the most famous web hosting Control Panels, operates only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is tailored by the same designer, works only under Windows. Other website hosting Control Panels like Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several platforms. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of given website hosting Control Panels over others is that they have different levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a different set of features governing the levels beneath, so it is easy to establish a reseller web hosting website and start making money by offering web hosting accounts to other people. As customers will observe what amount of the system resources is used up, but will not know the real numbers, even a small-size private virtual hosting server plan will suffice to open a small-sized shared website hosting website hosting enterprise and receive capital.
The VPS: an Autonomous, Reasonably Priced Solution
A VPS is a comparatively cheap hosting service
, but it is advanced enough to support websites such as a very popular web store or a huge company site. As its management is easy, it is the preferred pick of both inexperienced users and expert clients.