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What is VPS hosting?

To fulfill the need for economical, but reliable hosting solutions, suppliers initiated an intermediate web hosting solution - the VPS. This is a virtual emulation of a web hosting server that performs precisely like a : dedicated web hosting server and is much more powerful than any shared website hosting plan. On the other hand, as a number of accounts are created on the very same physical server and each client pays for their account, the cost of a VPS solution is significantly lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A basic VPS account is a little more expensive than the most feature-rich shared web hosting account, but its system resources excel decidedly those of the shared website hosting account.

VPS Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and KVM

Each particular account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the web hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run its own OS and be restarted autonomously from the rest. The Virtual Servers are managed via a virtualization panel where clients can watch all running processes and stop or restart them, update server-side software applications, have a look at the used up and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a couple of examples of software platforms used for creating and managing private virtual web server packages. They have various requirements concerning the CPU architecture, the OSs they support, and so on. For example, KVM can perform on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, can be installed on a hosting server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and permits both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the actual VPS servers.

Managed VPS Services

The virtualization console lends the client the freedom to administer the VPS autonomously from the web hosting provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their client support staff to restart a given service or recover a backup. If the client is not experienced, however, we provide an optional upgrade that involves Operating System and software installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting procedures. We also have several virtual private hosting server server farm facility locations to select from: North America, Britain and Australia.

Hosting CPs for VPS

The domains and the web content on the virtual hosting server are managed through a web hosting CP tool, similar to a typical shared web hosting plan's. The distinction is that with web hosting packages, users obtain one particular website hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS plan, web hosting providers commonly offer a bunch of website hosting CPs to pick from, and the more knowledgeable customers can install and use the CP they want. Some virtualization consoles support installing a website hosting Control Panel through them to make things simpler for the client. Unfortunately, the majority of the web hosting Control Panels are not free. Some require a monthly fee (cPanel wants 13 dollars/month, visit, while others request a licence tax (DirectAdmin). There are other CPs that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we talk about hosting CP-supplied VPS, it's good to mention that, by default, all VPS packages furnished by us incorporate the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It offers unlimited hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia comes at no extra license cost, hence the monthly price of the VPS web server account picked by the user does not change. Besides, Hepsia probably includes the best Domain Manager on the website hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based VPS Plans

The web hosting CP tool allows clients to manage domain name, files, databases, FTP and e-mail accounts, to view traffic and load logs and to have a glimpse at thorough statistics regarding the consumed and the left system resources. Akin with the virtualization consoles, the website hosting CPs are designed to perform under a given Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most widely used website hosting Control Panels, runs solely under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is built by the same designer, runs only under Windows. Other website hosting Control Panels such as Plesk and Hepsia support several Operating Systems. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of certain web hosting CPs over others is that they include different control levels - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a separate set of functionalities controlling the levels underneath, so it is simple to create a reseller web hosting website and start making money by selling web hosting packages to other individuals. As clients will be aware of what percentage of the resources is consumed, but will not know the real figures, even a small-size virtual web server hosting package will suffice to set up a small shared web hosting web hosting company and receive cash.

The VPS: an Autonomous, Low-Priced Solution

A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support sites such as a busy web store or a big company website. As its management is simple, it is the favored choice of both rookies and practiced users.