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Description of VPS hosting

There is no surprise that so many users have started making their very own personal feature-rich web sites availing of cost-free web apps that are simple enough to use even for beginners. And owing to all the free-of-charge templates that are obtainable on the web, quite many sites come into existence, which demand a website hosting service like the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

Website hosting is a service, which allows you to upload your website on a web server in order to bring it online and a VPS is a virtual private web hosting server - it functions like a dedicated server, conferring full server root access to the user, but it shares the resources of the physical machine with other VPS hosting accounts. In other words, VPS hosting is a web hosting service provided on a private virtual web server, which is getting more and more popular owing to the freedom you have when it comes to server setup. VPS are often utilized by website developers and programmers as a testing platform where they can explore how their product would operate under different conditions.

VPS Hosting Types

If we begin to distinguish at the basic level, we have to start with the separate OSs, the most prominent varieties being:

Linux VPS hosting - it is normally preferred thanks to the more affordable setup and maintenance taxes and the ability to modify the OS in accordance with the needs of the clients on the basis of the capabilities of the administrators, as Linux is open-source.

Windows VPS hosting - being more expensive renders Windows a last resort when you wish to host software apps that cannot run on another OS and there are many of them, so the Windows private virtual server hosting solution is quite popular as well.

Maybe the most commonly used VPS platform is LAMP, which means Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it determines several more private virtual web server hosting varieties beside Linux virtual private web server hosting:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - each hosting service demands a web server that will deliver the webpages to the browsers and Apache is among the most popular web servers; as it is, back in 2009, it was the first to pass the 100 million web site mark.

VPS hosting with MySQL - there are many sorts of database management systems that can be used on a VPS web server but MySQL is doubtlessly one of the most famous ones utilized in web applications. It is preferred thanks to its plain structure and fast speed.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a multiple-function programming language utilized in the development of different sites and apps, so it is only normal that it is popular with most web hosting services, including virtual private web servers.

Other VPS hosting types that can be distinguished are: VPS hosting with PostgreSQL - a more complex and full-featured database management system variety; private virtual web server hosting with CGI and private virtual web server hosting with Perl - these two programming languages are also frequently used for web applications and web sites and normally they are utilized in combination with a Linux Operating System.