To satisfy the demand for inexpensive, but reliable hosting solutions, companies started an intermediate website hosting environment - the VPS. This is a virtual imitation of a web server that acts precisely like a : dedicated hosting server and is much more advanced than any shared web hosting package. At the same time, as multiple accounts are set up on the very same physical web server and each user pays for their account, the cost of a VPS package is considerably lower than the price for a dedicated server. A basic VPS account is a little more high-priced than the most feature-rich shared web hosting package, but its system resources excel decidedly those of the shared website hosting plan.
VPS Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and KVM
Each single account is insulated from all other accounts on the hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate Operating System and be restarted independently from the remaining ones. The Virtual Servers are administered through a virtualization console where clients can observe all running processes and stop or reboot them, update server-side software, keep track of the utilized and the free system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are only a couple of examples of virtualization platforms utilized for creating and managing virtual hosting server plans. They have diverse requirements concerning the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they support, etc. For example, KVM can work on machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, 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 actual VPS hosting servers.
Managed VPS Services
The virtualization platform offers the user the power to administer the VPS independently from the web hosting provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their technical support team to reboot a service or restore a backup. If the user is not experienced, however, we offer a voluntary upgrade that incorporates Operating System and software application installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a handful of virtual private hosting server server farm locations to choose from: the US, Great Britain and Australia.
Website Hosting Control Panels for VPS
The domain names and the web content on the virtual hosting server are handled via a website hosting Control Panel GUI, similar to a typical shared web hosting account's. The distinction is that with web hosting accounts, clients obtain one specific website hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS package, hosting providers commonly give a handful of web hosting CPs to choose from, and the more practiced users can install and utilize the website hosting CP they want. Certain virtualization panels support installing a website hosting CP through them to make it simpler for the customer. Sadly, most web hosting CPs are not charge-free. Some of them require a monthly tax (cPanel demands 13 USD/month, take a glimpse at BuycPanel.com), while others request a licence fee (DirectAdmin). There are other web hosting CPs that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we address website hosting Control Panel-supplied VPS, it's worthwhile to mention that, by default, all VPS accounts delivered by us are stocked with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unlimited hosted domain name quotas. Hepsia is available at no extra license cost, hence the monthly cost of the virtual server account selected by the customer does not alter. Furthermore, Hepsia probably has the finest Domain Manager on the web hosting CP market.
CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based VPS Plans
The hosting Control Panel tool allows customers to manage domain name, files, databases, FTP and mailbox accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to have a look at detailed statistics concerning the used up and the free system resources. Comparable with the virtualization consoles, the web hosting CPs are conceived to function under a given Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most popular website hosting CPs, works only under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is fabricated by the same company, works exclusively under Windows. Other web hosting Control Panels like Plesk and Hepsia support several platforms. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of some web hosting CPs over others is that they involve different levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level has access to a separate set of features controlling the levels beneath, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by selling web hosting packages to other individuals. As clients will view what amount of the resources is utilized, but will not be aware of the actual figures, even a low-end VPS server hosting plan will be enough to launch a small-sized shared web hosting web hosting corporation and receive cash.
The VPS: an Autonomous, Economical Solution
A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web portals such as a very famous online store or a large company site. As its administration is simple, it is the preferred choice of both inexperienced clients and skillful clients.