To meet the need for modestly priced, but reliable hosting services, suppliers started an intermediate web hosting solution - the VPS. This is a virtual simulation of a server that acts quite like a : dedicated web server and is much more feature-rich than any shared web hosting solution. At the same time, as a lot of accounts are hosted on the same physical server and each person pays for their account, the cost of a VPS account is much lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A small-scale VPS plan is slightly more high-priced than the most powerful shared hosting account, but its system resources exceed decidedly those of the shared website hosting plan.
VPS Virtualization Consoles: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo
Each given account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the web hosting server, so each Virtual Private Server can run its own Operating System and be restarted independently from the rest. The Virtual Servers are administered via a virtualization panel where users can see all running tasks and stop or reboot them, update server-side software applications, view the used up and the remaining system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are only a couple of examples of virtualization panels used for creating and handling VPS web server packages. They have different requirements about the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, etc. For example, Virtuozzo can operate on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be activated on a web hosting server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and permits both of these OSs to be activated on the actual private virtual web hosting servers.
Managed VPS Services
The virtualization platform lends the customer the freedom to manage the VPS independently from the web hosting provider, saving you the time you'd have waited for their customer support staff to restart a specific service or recover a backup. If the client is not proficient, however, we provide an optional upgrade that comprises Operating System and software installation and update operations, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a handful of VPS datacenter locations to select from: America, England and Australia.
Website Hosting CPs for VPS
The domain names and the content on the virtual private hosting server are dealt with through a web hosting CP interface, similar to a common shared web hosting plan's. The contrast is that with web hosting packages, clients obtain one concrete CP, while with a VPS account, web hosting providers usually offer a number of website hosting Control Panels to choose from, and the more proficient clients can install and utilize the website hosting CP they desire. Some virtualization consoles support installing a CP through them to make it easier for the client. Unluckily, most website hosting CPs are not free of charge. Some of these ask for a monthly tax (cPanel demands $13 USD/month, have a gaze at BuycPanel.com), while others require a license fee (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting Control Panels that restrict the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we speak of web hosting Control Panel-equipped VPS, it's good to state that, by default, all VPS plans provided by us offer the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unmetered hosted domain allowance. Hepsia comes at no additional licence cost, therefore the monthly price of the virtual server package selected by the client does not change. Moreover, Hepsia perhaps offers the finest Domain Manager on the web hosting CP marketplace.
CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Packages
The web hosting CP GUI permits customers to manage domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and email mailbox accounts, to view web traffic and load logs and to monitor thorough stats about the consumed and the remaining resources. Like the virtualization panels, the web hosting CPs are developed to operate under a given OS. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most famous CPs, runs exclusively under Linux CentOS, whereas Enkompass, which is constructed by the very same firm, operates solely under Windows. Other website hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia support several OSs. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of some website hosting CPs over others is that they include several control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a different set of specifications governing the levels below, so it is easy to establish a reseller web hosting website and start making money by reselling web hosting packages to other individuals. As customers will see what percentage of the resources is consumed, but will not be aware of the real figures, even a low-end virtual web server account will be enough to run a small-sized shared web hosting web hosting firm and gain money.
The VPS: an Autonomous, Modestly Priced Solution
A VPS is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support websites such as a very popular online store or a huge company portal. As its management is simple, it is the preferred selection of both newcomers and experienced clients.