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These days it has become quite easy to create a website on your own with all the charge-free layouts that are available on the web along with free web applications that are applicable even for beginners. Thus, a lot of brand new websites are being created each and every day, including blogs - where the moderator can tackle a variety of topics that come to mind, and web galleries - where people can display images and the history behind them on the Internet. These web sites must be hosted someplace and one good website hosting option is a private virtual web server.

What is a Virtual Web Server?

VPS is an acronym for Virtual Private Server and it works like a dedicated hosting server as far as management is concerned because you are provided with full server root privileges with a possibility to restart the virtual web hosting server distantly. The VPS hosting server shares system resources with other virtual private web hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This results in a quite modest price, which is a lot lower than that of a dedicated server and is actually more akin to shared web hosting plans as far as pricing is concerned.

Kinds of Virtual Servers

Just as any other hosting type, virtual private hosting servers may vary based on different features, but the OS is possibly the most apparent distinction. Here we have the 2 most important types:

Windows private virtual web servers - a virtual private web server platform running Windows that will permit applications which require Windows to function smoothly to be installed on the VPS web server.

Linux VPS web servers - a virtual server system running Linux is the more widespread type that you can chance on on the web as it is more affordable to set up and administer and thus it is more wanted.

VPS web hosting servers are also very popular with resellers and you can discover 2 modes of reselling a VPS:

VPS hosting reseller - the reseller buys a VPS and starts offering shared web space hosting packages that are hosted on the private virtual server. It is comparable to the traditional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller gets complete root-level access and can update the web server's configuration.

VPS reseller - the reseller actually purchases whole virtual web server plans to sell them to the customers instead of offering shared web hosting accounts on a single VPS web hosting server. It is considered more remunerative but also needs more introductory investments to purchase the private virtual hosting server.

Just like any other hosting type, private virtual hosting server packages often involve a LAMP platform. LAMP stands for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more virtual web hosting server types:

private virtual servers with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is very famous and was the first to reach the 100 000 000 website mark back in 2009, so it is naturally popular with virtual private web servers too.

private virtual servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system used with many web apps and hence often wanted on a private virtual web hosting server.

VPS web servers with PHP - PHP is a scripting language used by web developers, hence it is popular with a variety of website hosting solutions, incl. Virtual Private Server hosting ones.