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What are VPSs?

To meet the need for reasonably priced, but reliable hosting solutions, suppliers initiated an intermediate web hosting platform - the VPS. This is a virtual imitation of a web hosting server that acts just like a : dedicated web server and is much more advanced than any shared web hosting plan. At the same time, as a number of accounts are set up on the very same physical web server and each customer pays for their account, the cost of a VPS package is much lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A small-scale VPS plan is a bit more expensive than the most advanced shared hosting package, but its system resources excel decidedly those of the shared website hosting account.

VPS Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each given account is insulated from the remaining accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run its own OS and be rebooted independently from the other ones. The Virtual Servers are managed via a virtualization panel where users can watch all running tasks and stop or restart them, update server-side applications, take a look at the utilized and the free system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are only several examples of software platforms utilized for setting up and handling private virtual web hosting server accounts. They involve diverse requirements regarding the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, and so on. For instance, Virtuozzo can work on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a web server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the concrete virtual servers.

Managed VPS Services

The virtualization system gives the customer the freedom to manage the VPS independently from the hosting provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their customer support team to restart a particular service or recover a backup. If the customer is not skilled enough, though, we include an optional upgrade that includes Operating System and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a number of private virtual web hosting server server farm facility locations to pick from: the US, Great Britain and Australia.

Web Hosting Control Panels for VPS

The domains and the web content on the private virtual web hosting server are managed through a web hosting Control Panel user interface, similar to a standard shared web hosting plan's. The difference is that with website hosting plans, clients get one particular web hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS package, hosting providers usually provide a handful of website hosting CPs to select from, and the more trained clients can install and avail of the web hosting Control Panel they wish. Some virtualization systems support installing a CP through them to render it simpler for the user. Sadly, the majority of the web hosting CPs are not free of charge. Some of those require a monthly fee (cPanel charges 13 USD/month, have a look at BuycPanel.com), while others ask for a licence tax (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting Control Panels that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we discuss web hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS, it's worthwhile to mention that, by default, all VPS accounts provided by us are stocked with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. It includes unlimited hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is offered at no additional licence charge, hence the monthly price of the private virtual web hosting server plan chosen by the client does not alter. Besides, Hepsia probably offers the finest Domain Manager on the web hosting CP market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Accounts

The web hosting CP tool allows customers to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and e-mail box accounts, to observe bandwidth and load logs and to see elaborate statistics about the utilized and the available resources. Comparable with the virtualization consoles, the web hosting Control Panels are devised to function under a particular Operating System. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most popular web hosting Control Panels, functions only under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is fabricated by the very same company, functions solely under Windows. Other Control Panels such as Plesk and Hepsia are multi-platform. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of given website hosting CPs over others is that they involve several control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a different set of functionalities controlling the levels beneath, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and start making money by selling web hosting packages to other people. As clients will observe what percentage of the resources is consumed, but will not be able to see the real figures, even a low-end Virtual Private Server account will be enough to establish a small shared website hosting website hosting enterprise and obtain cash.

The VPS: an Independent, Affordably Priced 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 corporate web page. As its management is simple, it is the favored selection of both beginners and experienced clients.