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Description of VPS

To fulfill the need for inexpensive, but reliable hosting services, companies commenced an intermediate web hosting platform - the VPS. This is a virtual simulation of a web hosting server that acts precisely like a : dedicated server and is much more advanced than any shared web hosting plan. On the other hand, as many accounts are created on the same physical machine and each individual pays for their account, the price for a VPS solution is markedly lower than the price for a dedicated server. A low-end VPS package is a little more expensive than the most feature-rich shared web hosting account, but its system resources exceed decidedly those of the shared hosting package.

VPS Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and KVM

VPS vBox 1
1 CPU Core
1 GB RAM
30 GB Storage
£11.27 / month
VPS vBox 2
1 CPU Core
2 GB RAM
50 GB Storage
£19.32 / month
 

Each specific account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a different OS and be restarted autonomously from the remaining ones. The Virtual Servers are managed through a virtualization console where clients can take a glimpse at all running processes and stop or restart them, update server-side software applications, see the used up and the remaining resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a couple of instances of virtualization consoles utilized for setting up and administering VPS hosting plans. They have different requirements in relation to the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, etc. For instance, KVM can work on machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the concrete Virtual Private Servers.

Managed VPS Services

The virtualization panel offers the customer the freedom to administer the VPS autonomously from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their technical support staff to reboot a given service or retrieve a backup. If the client is not competent enough, however, we include a voluntary upgrade that encompasses Operating System and software installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting procedures. We also have a couple of private virtual web server datacenter facility locations to choose from: North America, England and Australia.

Website Hosting Control Panels for VPS

The domains and the content on the VPS server are administered through a web hosting CP user interface, similar to a classic shared web hosting plan's. The distinction is that with website hosting packages, users receive one concrete web hosting CP, while with a VPS package, web hosting providers normally give a number of web hosting CPs to choose from, and the more skillful clients can install and use the web hosting Control Panel they wish. Some virtualization systems support installing a web hosting Control Panel through them to make it simpler for the client. Sadly, the majority of the website hosting Control Panels are not free of charge. Some of them require a monthly fee (cPanel demands 13 USD/month, take a look at BuycPanel.com), while others require a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web hosting CPs that limit the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we talk about website hosting CP-supplied VPS, it's worth stating that, by default, all VPS plans delivered by us ship with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unmetered hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is available at no additional licence cost, so the monthly price of the VPS server web hosting account selected by the user does not change. Last, but not least, Hepsia probably includes the best Domain Manager on the hosting CP marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Plans

The web hosting CP tool permits clients to handle domain name, files, databases, FTP and e-mail box accounts, to keep track of traffic and load logs and to watch comprehensive stats regarding the utilized and the free system resources. Akin with the virtualization panels, the website hosting Control Panels are built to function under a given Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most well known website hosting Control Panels, functions exclusively under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is invented by the very same designer, runs only under Windows. Other web hosting Control Panels 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 include different control levels - administrator, reseller and client. Each level has access to a different set of features controlling the levels beneath, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by reselling web hosting packages to other people. As customers will keep track of what percentage of the system resources is used up, but will not observe the real numbers, even a small-size virtual private web server package will be enough to run a small-size shared web hosting website hosting enterprise and gain capital.

The VPS: an Independent, Inexpensive Solution

A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web pages such as a highly visited web store or a large company web page. As its management is simple, it is the preferred choice of both newcomers and experienced clients.