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What Indeed are Virtual Private Servers?

There is no surprise that so many persons have started building their own functionality-rich online portals availing of free-of-charge web applications that are simple enough to use even for inexperienced clients. And thanks to all the charge-free site skins that are available on the World Wide Web, quite a lot of websites are being created, which demand a website hosting solution like the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

Hosting is a solution, which permits you to upload your website on a hosting server in order to bring it online and a VPS is a virtual private hosting server - it performs like a dedicated server, lending full server root access to the customer, but it shares the resources of the physical server with other VPS hosting accounts. So, VPS hosting is a web hosting service offered on a virtual web hosting server, which is growing more and more famous because of the freedom you have as far as server setup is concerned. VPS Hosting are regularly used by web developers and programmers as a test platform where they can determine how their product would run under diverse circumstances.

VPS Hosting Varieties

If we start to distinguish at the core level, we must begin with the separate OSs, the most important varieties being:

Linux VPS hosting - it is typically preferred because of the cheaper setup and maintenance rates and the possibility to configure the Operating System in accordance with the requirements of the clients on the basis of the capabilities of the administrators, because Linux is open-source.

Windows VPS hosting - being more expensive renders Windows a final resort when you want to host software apps that cannot run on a different OS and there are quite a few of them, so the Windows private virtual server web hosting solution is very common too.

Maybe the most popular VPS software is LAMP, which denotes Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it introduces several more VPS web hosting types beside Linux virtual server web hosting:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server software - each hosting service demands a web server that will serve the web pages to the web browsers and Apache is one of the most popular servers; in fact, back in 2009, it was the first to pass the one hundred million web site benchmark.

VPS hosting with MySQL - there are many types of database management software systems that can be utilized on a private virtual hosting server but MySQL is doubtlessly among the most widespread ones utilized in web applications. It is well-liked because of its plain configuration and fast speed.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a multi-purpose programming language utilized in the development of different sites and web applications, so it is only logical that it is popular with most web hosting solutions, including VPS web hosting servers.

Other VPS hosting types that can be identified are: VPS hosting with PostgreSQL - a more intricate and fully featured database type; virtual web server hosting with CGI and VPS server hosting with Perl - these 2 programming languages are also often used for web apps and websites and normally they go with a Linux OS.