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Definition of VPS

To satisfy the demand for inexpensive, but reliable hosting services, providers commenced a transitional web hosting platform - the VPS. This is a virtual simulation of a hosting server that operates quite like a : dedicated server and is much more powerful than any shared website hosting account. At the same time, as many accounts are created on the same physical server and each individual pays for their account, the price for a VPS plan is considerably lower than the price for a dedicated server. A small-scale VPS plan is slightly more high-priced than the most feature-rich shared web hosting plan, but its system resources excel by far those of the shared account.

VPS Virtualization Consoles: OpenVZ and KVM

Each separate account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the web hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be rebooted autonomously from the remaining ones. The Virtual Servers are administered through a virtualization console where customers can take a look at all running tasks and stop or reboot them, update server-side software applications, take a glimpse at the consumed and the remaining system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are only several examples of software systems used for creating and administering private virtual hosting server accounts. They involve diverse requirements about the CPU architecture, the Operating Systems they are compatible with, etc. For example, KVM can perform on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be activated on a web server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the concrete VPS web hosting servers.

Managed VPS Services

The virtualization platform gives the customer the power to manage the VPS autonomously from the web hosting provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their customer support staff to reboot a specific service or recover a backup. If the user is not tech-savvy, though, we include an optional upgrade that involves OS and software installation and update operations, VPS backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a couple of virtual web server datacenter facility locations to pick from: the United States, Britain and Australia.

Website Hosting Control Panels for VPS

The domains and the web content on the VPS server are handled via a web hosting Control Panel interface, similar to a regular shared web hosting plan's. The difference is that with web hosting plans, clients receive one concrete hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS plan, web hosting providers traditionally offer a bunch of hosting CPs to pick from, and the more practiced clients can install and use the web hosting Control Panel they want. Some virtualization systems support installing a website hosting Control Panel through them to render things easier for the customer. Unfortunately, most hosting CPs are paid. Some of these ask for a monthly fee (cPanel charges $13 USD/month, have a gaze at, while others demand a license fee (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting CPs that restrict the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we address CP-supplied VPS, it's good to point out that, by default, all VPS accounts distributed by us contain the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It includes unlimited hosted domain allowance. Hepsia is attainable at no extra license charge, thus the monthly price of the Virtual Private Server web hosting account chosen by the customer does not alter. What's more, Hepsia probably offers the best Domain Manager on the web hosting CP market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Accounts

The website hosting CP user interface allows users to handle domain name, files, databases, FTP and mail address accounts, to keep track of traffic and load logs and to view thorough stats about the utilized and the free resources. Similar to the virtualization consoles, the web hosting CPs are built to operate under a certain OS. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most popular hosting Control Panels, functions only under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is fabricated by the very same corporation, functions exclusively under Windows. Other web hosting CPs like Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several OSs. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of certain web hosting Control Panels over others is that they have several control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level can access a separate set of functionalities controlling the levels beneath, so it is simple to establish a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by reselling web hosting solutions to other persons. As clients will view what amount of the system resources is consumed, but will not be aware of the real numbers, even a small virtual private web server package will suffice to run a small-sized shared web hosting web hosting corporation and obtain capital.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Low-Priced Solution

A VPS is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web pages such as a highly visited web store or a huge corporate website. As its management is simple, it is the favored choice of both inexperienced clients and accomplished users.