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What Exactly is virtual private servers hosting?

To answer the need for inexpensive, but reliable hosting services, vendors presented a midway website hosting platform - the virtual private servers. This is a virtual simulation of a web hosting server that acts exactly like a : dedicated hosting server and is much more powerful than any shared hosting package. At the same time, as lots of accounts are hosted on the same physical web hosting server and each individual pays for their account, the cost of a virtual private servers plan is much lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A small-scale virtual private servers plan is slightly more expensive than the most feature-rich shared web hosting package, but its resources exceed decidedly those of the shared hosting plan.

Virtual Private Servers Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and KVM

VPS Virtua-10
5 CPU Cores
11 GB RAM
330 GB Storage
$165.00 / month
VPS Virtua-9
5 CPU Cores
10 GB RAM
270 GB Storage
$130.00 / month
 

Each specific account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be rebooted independently from the rest. The Virtual Servers are administered through a virtualization panel where customers can monitor all running tasks and stop or restart them, update server-side applications, have a look at the consumed and the free resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are just a couple of instances of virtualization consoles used for setting up and handling VPS web server hosting packages. They have diverse requirements with regard to the central processing unit architecture, the Operating Systems they support, and so on. For instance, KVM can function on machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be activated on a web hosting server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and permits both of these OSs to be activated on the concrete virtual private hosting servers.

Managed Virtual Private Servers Services

The virtualization system lends the customer the power to manage the virtual private servers independently from the provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their technical support staff to restart a particular service or restore a backup. If the customer is not tech-savvy, however, we offer a voluntary upgrade that contains Operating System and software installation and update operations, virtual private servers backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a number of virtual web hosting server data center locations to select from: North America, England and Australia.

Website Hosting CPs for Virtual Private Servers

The domains and the web content on the virtual private web hosting server are handled via a hosting CP interface, similar to a classic shared web hosting account's. The contrast is that with web hosting packages, users receive one specific web hosting CP, while with a virtual private servers plan, providers usually provide several website hosting CPs to select from, and the more practiced customers can install and use the hosting Control Panel they wish. Certain virtualization systems support installing a hosting Control Panel through them to render it easier for the customer. Unluckily, the majority of the website hosting Control Panels are not cost-free. Some of them demand a monthly fee (cPanel wants $13/month, take a glimpse at BuycPanel.com), while others request a license fee (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting CPs that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we discuss website hosting Control Panel-supplied virtual private servers, it's useful to mention that, by default, all virtual private servers accounts provided by us are equipped with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It offers unlimited hosted domain name quotas. Hepsia comes at no extra license cost, thus the monthly cost of the Virtual Private Server web hosting plan picked by the user does not fluctuate. Moreover, Hepsia perhaps includes the best Domain Manager on the web hosting Control Panel marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered Virtual Private Servers Packages

The website hosting Control Panel user interface permits users to handle domain name, files, databases, FTP and e-mail box accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to have a look at comprehensive stats regarding the used up and the available system resources. Like the virtualization consoles, the hosting CPs are created to function under a given Operating System. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most widely used web hosting CPs, runs only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is conceived by the same company, performs solely under Windows. Other web hosting Control Panels like Plesk and Hepsia support several Operating Systems. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of certain Control Panels over others is that they include several control levels - administrator, reseller and client. Each level has access to a separate set of functions controlling the levels beneath, so it is simple to establish a reseller web hosting website and start making money by selling web hosting services to other people. As customers will observe what amount of the system resources is utilized, but will not be able to see the real numbers, even a low-end VPS web server package will suffice to open a small-sized shared website hosting web hosting corporation and collect capital.

The Virtual Private Servers: an Independent, Low-Cost Solution

A virtual private servers is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support web pages such as a very popular online store or a large company portal. As its administration is simple, it is the favored selection of both inexperienced users and accomplished users.