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What is a Virtual Web Hosting Server?

These days it has become very easy to construct a web site by yourself with all the free-of-charge site themes that are obtainable on the web together with charge-free web applications that are applicable even for newbies. Hence, many new websites are being built each day, among them blogs - where the author can debate on a variety of topics that spring to mind, and web galleries - where users can display pictures and the stories behind them on the Internet. These sites must be hosted somewhere and one good hosting alternative is a private virtual web hosting server.

What is a Virtual Server?

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it functions like a dedicated hosting server as far as administration is concerned as you gain complete root access with an option to reboot the virtual web server remotely. The Virtual Private Server shares resources with other VPS web hosting servers that are hosted on the same physical machine. This is reflected in the quite reasonable price, which is much lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually closer to shared web hosting packages in terms of pricing.

Kinds of Virtual Servers

Just like any other hosting variety, VPS hosting servers may vary based on various features, but the Operating System is perchance the most notable distinction. Here are the 2 most important types:

Windows VPS servers - a VPS web hosting system running Windows that will allow software apps which require Windows to run properly to be activated on the virtual private hosting server.

Linux Virtual Private Servers - a VPS hosting system running Linux is the more famous variety that you can come across on the World Wide Web as it is more affordable to set up and administer and hence it is more wanted.

Virtual Private Servers are also very sought after by resellers and you can find 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS server web hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a VPS and begins offering shared hosting packages that are hosted on the virtual server. It is comparable to the ordinary reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is given full server root access and can update the server's configuration.

virtual web hosting server reseller - the reseller actually purchases entire virtual server web hosting plans to sell them to the clients instead of selling shared web hosting accounts on a single private virtual web hosting server. It is considered more remunerative but also calls for more initial deposits to purchase the VPS.

Just as any other web hosting variety, private virtual web hosting server packages often involve a LAMP software bundle. LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more VPS types:

Virtual Private Servers with the Apache web server - the Apache web server software is quite popular and was the first to reach the one hundred million website milestone back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with VPS web servers as well.

VPSs with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with a lot of web apps and thus often wanted on a VPS hosting server.

private virtual hosting servers with PHP - PHP is a programming language designed for web development, hence it is popular with a variety of hosting solutions, incl. virtual web server hosting ones.