A definition of a virtual private web hosting server (vps)

To meet the need for low cost, but reliable hosting services, vendors launched an intermediate web site hosting environment - the virtual web server. This is a virtual simulation of a hosting server that acts exactly like a : dedicated web server and is much more advanced than any shared site hosting solution. On the other hand, as lots of accounts are set up on the same physical server and each person pays for their account, the cost of a VPS web hosting package is much lower than the price for a dedicated server. A basic VPS package is slightly more expensive than a hi-end shared web space hosting account, but its system resources surpass by far those of the shared web site hosting account.

Virtual Private Web Hosting Server Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each individual account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the web hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate OS and be restarted independently from the rest. The VPSs are managed via a virtualization console where clients can watch all running processes and terminate or restart them, update server-side applications, view the utilized and the available resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are just a couple of instances of virtualization consoles used for creating and managing virtual server hosting plans. They have diverse requirements with regard to the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they support, etc. For instance, Virtuozzo can function 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 installed on the actual virtual private web servers.

Managed Virtual Private Server Services

The virtualization panel lends the customer the freedom to administer the VPS web hosting autonomously from the web hosting provider, saving you the time you’d have waited for their support team to restart a particular service or restore a backup. If the user is not experienced, though, many top hosting suppliers like Exclusive Hosting provide a voluntary upgrade that involves Operating System and software installation and update procedures, VPS web hosting server backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. The impressive fact with 'Exclusive Hosting' is that there are a couple of private virtual server data center locations to choose from: North America, England and Australia.

Web Hosting CPs for Virtual Servers

The domains and the web content on the virtual web server are manipulated via a hosting Control Panel user interface, similar to a typical shared web hosting plan’s. The difference is that with webspace hosting plans, clients obtain one concrete web page hosting CP, while with a private virtual web server package, providers usually give a bunch of Control Panels to pick from, and the more skilled customers can install and use the webspace hosting CP they want. Certain virtualization panels support installing a web hosting Control Panel through them to make things easier for the user. Sadly, most web site hosting Control Panels are paid. Some require a monthly fee (cPanel demands 13 dollars/month, take a look at, while others require a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other site hosting CPs that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we speak of site hosting Control Panel-equipped virtual web hosting servers, it's good to state that, by default, all private virtual hosting server plans provided by 'Exclusive Hosting' contain the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It includes unmetered hosted domain quotas. Hepsia comes at no additional licence cost, hence the monthly price of the virtual server web hosting plan picked by the user does not fluctuate. What’s more, Hepsia probably includes the greatest Domain Manager on the Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based Private Virtual Web Server Hosting Packages

The web hosting Control Panel user interface permits clients to handle domain name, files, databases, FTP and email accounts, to observe bandwidth and load logs and to have a glimpse at comprehensive stats about the consumed and the left system resources. Similar to the virtualization panels, the website hosting CPs are devised to run under a specific OS. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most popular web hosting Control Panels, runs exclusively under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is manufactured by the very same corporation, performs solely under Windows. Other website hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several platforms. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of some web space hosting Control Panels over others is that they involve different levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a different set of specifications governing the levels below, so it is simple to set up a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by reselling web hosting solutions to other people. As customers will keep track of what percentage of the system resources is utilized, but will not be able to see the actual figures, even a low-end private virtual web server hosting package will be enough to set up a small-size shared web hosting webspace hosting corporation and collect money.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Moderately Priced Solution

A private virtual web hosting server is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web sites such as a very famous online store or a huge company site. As its management is simple, it is the favored choice of both new kids on the block and skilled clients.