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What Exactly is virtual private servers hosting?

To answer the demand for low cost, but reliable hosting services, companies started a transitional website hosting solution - the virtual private servers. This is a virtual emulation of a hosting server that behaves quite like a : dedicated web server and is much more feature-rich than any shared web hosting package. On the other hand, as multiple accounts are set up on the very same physical web hosting server and each customer pays for their account, the cost of a virtual private servers account is much lower than the price for a dedicated server. A low-end virtual private servers package is a bit more expensive than the most powerful shared hosting package, but its resources exceed decidedly those of the shared web hosting plan.

Virtual Private Servers Virtualization Platforms: OpenVZ and KVM

Each separate account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run its own Operating System and be restarted autonomously from the rest. The Virtual Servers are managed via a virtualization console where clients can have a glimpse at all running processes and abort or restart them, update server-side software applications, view the consumed and the remaining system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a couple of instances of software platforms used for creating and administering virtual web hosting server plans. They have different requirements in relation to the CPU architecture, the OSs they support, etc. For instance, KVM can perform on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a hosting server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and permits both of these OSs to be installed on the concrete virtual web servers.

Managed Virtual Private Servers Solutions

The virtualization console offers the client the power to administer the virtual private servers autonomously from the web hosting provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their support team to restart a given service or restore a backup. If the client is not an expert, however, we have an optional upgrade that includes OS and software application installation and update procedures, virtual private servers backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting procedures. We also have several virtual web server data center locations to select from: America, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Website Hosting Control Panels for Virtual Private Servers

The domain names and the web content on the private virtual web hosting server are manipulated via a web hosting Control Panel GUI, similar to a conventional shared web hosting plan's. The difference is that with website hosting plans, clients receive one concrete web hosting Control Panel, while with a virtual private servers package, hosting providers usually present a number of website hosting Control Panels to pick from, and the more tech-savvy customers can install and utilize the CP they want. Some virtualization platforms support installing a web hosting Control Panel through them to make things easier for the user. Unluckily, the majority of the web hosting CPs are not free. Some of those ask for a monthly fee (cPanel asks for $13 USD/month, go to BuycPanel.com), while others request a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web hosting Control Panels that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we talk about web hosting Control Panel-supplied virtual private servers, it's useful to state that, by default, all virtual private servers plans delivered by us are furnished with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It includes unmetered hosted domain quotas. Hepsia is available at no additional license charge, therefore the monthly price of the VPS web server hosting account selected by the customer does not fluctuate. Furthermore, Hepsia perhaps sports the best Domain Manager on the website hosting CP marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based Virtual Private Servers Packages

The website hosting CP user interface allows users to manage domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and email accounts, to observe traffic and load logs and to see detailed stats regarding the used up and the free resources. Like the virtualization consoles, the website hosting CPs are constructed to work under a specific Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most famous web hosting CPs, operates exclusively under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is devised by the same designer, operates exclusively under Windows. Other hosting Control Panels like Plesk and Hepsia support several platforms. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of given website hosting Control Panels over others is that they involve different levels of control - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a separate set of functions controlling the levels below, so it is easy to create a reseller web hosting website and start making money by reselling web hosting services to other persons. As clients will keep track of what percentage of the system resources is used up, but will not be able to see the real numbers, even a small private virtual server web hosting plan will be enough to start a small-size shared web hosting website hosting corporation and receive money.

The Virtual Private Servers: an Independent, Inexpensive Solution

A virtual private servers is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support web sites such as a very popular online store or a huge corporate portal. As its administration is easy, it is the favored selection of both beginners and capable clients.