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To satisfy the demand for moderately priced, but reliable hosting services, providers launched a midway webspace hosting platform - the private virtual hosting server. This is a virtual imitation of a hosting server that acts exactly like a dedicated servers and is much more feature-rich than any shared web hosting plan. On the other hand, as multiple accounts are hosted on the same physical hosting server and each user pays for their account, the price for a virtual server account is significantly lower than the cost of a dedicated hosting server. A basic Virtual Private Server package is a little more high-priced than the most powerful shared web space hosting plan, but its system resources excel by far those of the shared website hosting account.

VPS Hosting Server Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each individual account is isolated from all other accounts on the web hosting server, so each private virtual server can run a different OS and be restarted autonomously from the rest. The private virtual web servers are managed via a virtualization console where users can view all running processes and stop or reboot them, update server-side applications, watch the used up and the remaining resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are merely a couple of examples of virtualization consoles utilized for creating and managing VPS hosting packages. They have diverse requirements concerning the CPU architecture, the OSs they support, etc. For instance, Virtuozzo can work on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be activated on a server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and allows both of these OSs to be installed on the actual virtual web hosting servers.

Managed Private Virtual Server Web Hosting Services

The virtualization panel lends the customer the power to manage the virtual private hosting server independently from the hosting provider, sparing you the time you’d have waited for their customer support staff to reboot a specific service or restore a backup. If the client is not tech-savvy, though, a couple of top hosting companies such as '' include a voluntary upgrade that comprises OS and software application installation and update procedures, virtual web server backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting procedures. The astonishing circumstance with '' is that there are a bunch of virtual private web server server farm locations to choose from: the USA, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Web Site Hosting Control Panels for Virtual Servers

The domain and the content on the private virtual web hosting server are dealt with through a hosting Control Panel interface, similar to a common shared webspace hosting account’s. The difference is that with shared hosting plans, clients get one specific hosting CP, while with a private virtual server web hosting package, hosting providers normally offer a bunch of site hosting Control Panels to pick from, and the more competent users can install and use the site hosting Control Panel they desire. Certain virtualization consoles support installing a web page hosting CP through them to render it simpler for the customer. Unluckily, most web page hosting Control Panels are not free. Some of those demand a monthly tax (cPanel asks for $13 USD/month, take a gaze at, while others require a licence fee (DirectAdmin). There are other web space hosting Control Panels that restrict the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we discuss web hosting CP-supplied virtual web servers, it's useful to point out that, by default, all Virtual Private Server plans furnished by '' comprise the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unlimited hosted domain allowance. Hepsia comes at no additional licence cost, thus the monthly price of the private virtual web hosting server account chosen by the customer does not alter. Besides, Hepsia probably includes the best Domain Manager on the web hosting CP marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based Virtual Private Web Server Hosting Accounts

The web site hosting Control Panel GUI enables users to administer domain names, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and email box accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to take a look at exhaustive statistics concerning the consumed and the free system resources. Similar to the virtualization panels, the web space hosting CPs are created to function under a certain OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most well known website hosting CPs, works exclusively under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is manufactured by the same corporation, performs only under Windows. Other web hosting Control Panels such as Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several platforms. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of some site hosting CPs over others is that they involve several control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a separate set of functions controlling the levels below, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by selling hosting plans to other individuals. As clients will watch what amount of the resources is used up, but will not be able to see the actual figures, even a low-end VPS server account will be enough to launch a small-sized hosting enterprise and receive money.

The Virtual Server: an Autonomous, Reasonably Priced Solution

A virtual private web hosting server is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support sites such as a busy web store or a huge corporate website. As its management is easy, it is the preferred pick of both newcomers and experienced customers.