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VPSs Defined

There is no wonder that so many persons have started making their very own personal feature-rich web pages making use of free web apps that are simple enough to use even for beginners. And owing to all the free-of-charge web design templates that are available on the web, quite many sites are being built, which need a web hosting solution such as the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

Web hosting is a solution, which permits you to upload your site on a web server in order to take it online and a VPS is a Virtual Private Server - it acts like a dedicated server, offering full root-level access to the client, but it shares the system resources of the physical server with other VPS hosting accounts. In other words, VPS hosting is a web hosting service provided on a VPS web server, which is growing more and more widely used due to the freedom you have as far as server setup is concerned. VPS are often used by software developers and programmers as a testing ground where they can test how their product would function under different circumstances.

VPS Hosting Types

If we begin to differentiate at the basic level, we need to start with the individual Operating Systems, the most important types being:

Linux VPS hosting - it is normally favored thanks to the lower setup and maintenance prices and the ability to configure the OS according to the needs of the clients on the basis of the skills of the admins, since Linux is open-source.

Windows VPS hosting - being more costly renders Windows a final resort when you want to host software applications that cannot run on another OS and there are many of them, so the Windows private virtual web server hosting solution is quite popular too.

Perchance the most widespread VPS software is LAMP, which stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it determines a few more virtual web server hosting types aside from Linux private virtual web server hosting:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server software - each hosting service needs a server that will serve the web pages to the web browsers and Apache is one of the most widely used web servers; as a matter of fact, back in 2009, it was the first to hit the one hundred million web site mark.

VPS hosting with MySQL - there are many sorts of database management systems that can be utilized on a VPS hosting server but MySQL is doubtlessly one of the most widespread ones used in web applications. It is preferred due to its simple configuration and swift speed.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a multiple-function script language used in the development of many web sites and web applications, so it is only natural that it is popular with the majority of web hosting services, incl. private virtual web servers.

Other VPS hosting varieties that can be distinguished are: VPS hosting with PostgreSQL - a more complex and full-featured database variety; Virtual Private Server web hosting with CGI and VPS web server hosting with Perl - these 2 scripting languages are also often used for web applications and sites and ordinarily they are used in combination with a Linux Operating System.