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Definition of VPS hosting

To answer the demand for moderately priced, but reliable hosting solutions, providers started a transitional website hosting platform - the VPS. This is a virtual emulation of a web hosting server that acts just like a : dedicated hosting server and is much more feature-rich than any shared web hosting plan. At the same time, as lots of accounts are set up on the very same physical hosting server and each individual pays for their account, the price for a VPS account is markedly lower than the price for a dedicated server. A basic VPS package is a bit more high-priced than a hi-end shared website hosting package, but its resources excel by far those of the shared web hosting package.

VPS Virtualization Consoles: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each particular account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run its own OS and be restarted autonomously from the other ones. The Virtual Servers are managed via a virtualization console where users can keep track of all running tasks and stop or restart them, update server-side software, view the utilized and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are just several examples of software applications utilized for creating and managing virtual server accounts. They involve diverse requirements about the central processing unit architecture, the Operating Systems they are compatible with, etc. For instance, Virtuozzo can operate on machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, 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 private virtual hosting servers.

Managed VPS Solutions

The virtualization console lends the customer the power to administer the VPS autonomously from the web hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their customer support team to restart a given service or recover a backup. If the customer is not tech-savvy, though, we have a voluntary upgrade that incorporates OS and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a handful of virtual web server data center facility locations to select from: the US, the UK and Australia.

Website Hosting Control Panels for VPS

The domains and the web content on the VPS are administered through a web hosting CP interface, similar to a conventional shared web hosting plan's. The contrast is that with web hosting accounts, clients receive one specific CP, while with a VPS plan, hosting providers traditionally provide a bunch of web hosting Control Panels to choose from, and the more tech-savvy users can install and utilize the website hosting CP they want. Some virtualization systems support installing a web hosting CP through them to render things easier for the client. Sadly, the majority of the web hosting CPs are not free of cost. Some of these require a monthly fee (cPanel requests $13 USD/month, visit BuycPanel.com), while others ask for a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web hosting Control Panels that restrict the amount of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we address website hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS, it's worthwhile to state that, by default, all VPS accounts offered by us incorporate the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unlimited hosted domain allowance. Hepsia is attainable at no extra license charge, therefore the monthly cost of the virtual web server hosting plan chosen by the user does not alter. What's more, Hepsia perhaps sports the best Domain Manager on the website hosting CP marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based VPS Packages

The hosting CP interface permits customers to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and e-mail box accounts, to observe traffic and load logs and to take a look at detailed stats about the utilized and the free resources. Similar to the virtualization consoles, the web hosting CPs are devised to work under a certain Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most widely used web hosting CPs, performs only under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is conceived by the very same firm, works solely 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 superiority of given CPs over others is that they include several levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a different set of specifications controlling the levels beneath, so it is easy to create a reseller web hosting website and start making money by offering web hosting plans to other individuals. As customers will keep track of what amount of the system resources is used up, but will not know the real numbers, even a low-end Virtual Private Server hosting package will suffice to open a small shared web hosting web hosting firm and gain money.

The VPS: an Independent, Cut-Rate Solution

A VPS is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web portals such as a busy web store or a big company website. As its administration is simple, it is the favored pick of both newcomers and knowledgeable customers.