An interpretation of a virtual web server (vps)
To satisfy the demand for economical, but reliable hosting services, providers launched an intermediate webspace hosting platform - the virtual web server. This is a virtual simulation of a web hosting server that operates exactly like a : dedicated hosting server and is much more powerful than any shared website hosting solution. At the same time, as plenty of accounts are hosted on the same physical web server and each customer pays for their account, the price for a virtual server web hosting solution is markedly lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A basic private virtual web server package is a bit more expensive than the most feature-rich shared webspace hosting plan, but its system resources excel by far those of the shared web hosting package.
Private Virtual Hosting Server Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo
Each particular account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a separate OS and be restarted autonomously from the rest. The VPSs are administered via a virtualization console where customers can have a glimpse at all running tasks and stop or reboot them, update server-side software, view the consumed and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are just a few examples of software applications used for setting up and managing VPS web server hosting packages. They involve different requirements with regard to the CPU architecture, the Operating Systems they support, and so on. For example, Virtuozzo can perform on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be installed on a web server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and permits both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the concrete virtual servers.
Managed VPS Server Hosting Solutions
The virtualization platform offers the client the freedom to manage the Virtual Private Server independently from the web hosting provider, sparing you the time you’d have waited for their technical support staff to reboot a specific service or recover a backup. If the user is not tech-savvy, however, various top hosting suppliers like Free Hostia provide an optional upgrade that involves Operating System and software application installation and update operations, private virtual web server backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting procedures. The impressive circumstance with 'Free Hostia' is that there are several private virtual server data center locations to select from: the US, Britain and Australia.
Webspace Hosting Control Panels for Virtual Private Hosting Servers
The domain names and the web content on the VPS hosting server are handled through a web hosting Control Panel GUI, similar to a common shared web hosting plan’s. The contrast is that with webspace hosting packages, customers receive one particular web space hosting CP, while with a VPS hosting account, providers usually offer a number of web hosting Control Panels to select from, and the more experienced customers can install and use the web space hosting Control Panel they like. Some virtualization consoles support installing a web site hosting Control Panel through them to render it simpler for the client. Unfortunately, most web page hosting Control Panels are not free of cost. Some of them demand a monthly tax (cPanel asks for $13 USD/month, have a look at BuycPanel.com), while others ask for a license fee (DirectAdmin). There are other web space hosting Control Panels that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we address web site hosting CP-equipped VPSs, it's good to point out that, by default, all VPS server web hosting packages provided by 'Free Hostia' come with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It offers unlimited hosted domain quotas. Hepsia is available at no extra licence cost, therefore the monthly cost of the virtual web server hosting plan selected by the customer does not change. Besides, Hepsia perhaps includes the finest Domain Manager on the web site hosting CP marketplace.
CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered Virtual Web Server Hosting Plans
The web hosting Control Panel interface allows clients to handle domain name, files, databases, FTP and mailbox accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to have a glimpse at detailed statistics regarding the used up and the left resources. Akin with the virtualization panels, the site hosting Control Panels are constructed to function under a specific Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most famous web space hosting CPs, functions solely under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is developed by the very same company, functions exclusively under Windows. Other hosting CPs like Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several OSs. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of some website hosting Control Panels over others is that they have different control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a separate set of functionalities governing the levels below, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by offering web hosting solutions to other individuals. As customers will view what amount of the system resources is used up, but will not be aware of the real figures, even a small virtual hosting server package will be enough to establish a small-size shared web space hosting webspace hosting corporation and gain capital.
The Virtual Private Hosting Server: an Autonomous, Modestly Priced Solution
A private virtual server is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support web portals such as a very famous online store or a huge company web page. As its management is easy, it is the preferred selection of both tenderfeet and experienced customers.