What is a Private Virtual Server?
VPS denotes Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated hosting server as far as management is concerned since you obtain full server root access with an option to restart the private virtual server from a distance. The private virtual web server shares resources with other virtual private web hosting servers that are accommodated on the very same physical machine. This results in a quite inexpensive price, which is much cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is in fact more related to shared web hosting packages in terms of pricing.
Sorts of VPS Web Servers
Just like any other web hosting variety, Virtual Private Servers may vary based on different features, but the OS is probably the most essential difference. Here we have the two most essential varieties:
Windows VPS web servers - a virtual private web server hosting system running Windows that will allow applications which require Windows to function smoothly to be activated on the virtual private web hosting server.
Linux virtual private web servers - a VPS web hosting server platform running Linux is the more popular variety that you can discover on the web as it is more affordable to build and maintain and therefore it is more wanted.
VPS servers are also very popular with resellers and you can come across two modes of reselling a VPS:
VPS server web hosting reseller - the reseller purchases a virtual private web hosting server and starts offering shared plans that are hosted on the virtual private web server. It is similar to the conventional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is offered root access and can revise the web server's configuration.
VPS web hosting server reseller - the reseller actually buys whole VPS hosting plans to sell them to the clients instead of selling shared web hosting accounts on a single VPS hosting server. It is considered more lucrative but also requests more introductory payments to purchase the private virtual server.
Just as any other website hosting variety, private virtual hosting server packages often involve a LAMP software stack. LAMP means Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more VPS web hosting server varieties:
private virtual web hosting servers with the Apache web server software - the Apache web server is quite famous and was the first to pass the one hundred million web site mark back in 2009, so it is logically popular with virtual hosting servers too.
virtual private hosting servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a famous database management system utilized with multiple web apps and therefore often wanted on a VPS.
VPS servers with PHP - PHP is a scripting language used by web developers, thus it is popular with different hosting solutions, incl. virtual web server hosting ones.