Call us!(ID:245444)+1-855-211-0932

Hitash Consults Cloud Hosting

HomeHosting ArticlesWhat Does VPS Hosting Stand for?

What Does VPS Hosting Stand for?

To satisfy the need for low-priced, but reliable hosting solutions, vendors presented a transitional website hosting solution - the VPS. This is a virtual emulation of a web hosting server that works quite like a : dedicated server and is much more powerful than any shared web hosting package. At the same time, as a number of accounts are hosted on the same physical server and each customer pays for their account, the cost of a VPS account is considerably lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A small-scale VPS plan is a bit more expensive than the most advanced shared web hosting package, but its resources exceed decidedly those of the shared website hosting package.

VPS Virtualization Panels: OpenVZ and KVM

1 CPU Core
20 GB Storage
$6.00 / month
1 CPU Core
40 GB Storage
$13.00 / month

Each specific account is insulated from all other accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a different Operating System and be rebooted autonomously from the rest. The Virtual Servers are administered through a virtualization console where users can keep track of all running processes and abort or restart them, update server-side software applications, take a glimpse at the used up and the available resources, and much more. OpenVZ, KVM, Virtual PC and VMware are just a few instances of virtualization consoles utilized for creating and handling Virtual Private Server web hosting packages. They have diverse requirements in relation to the central processing unit architecture, the Operating Systems they are compatible with, etc. For instance, KVM can run on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be activated on a server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be installed on the actual VPSs.

Managed VPS Services

The virtualization platform offers the user the power to administer the VPS independently from the provider, sparing you the time you'd have waited for their support staff to restart a specific service or retrieve a backup. If the client is not competent enough, however, we have an optional upgrade that includes OS and software installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. We also have a bunch of virtual private web hosting server server farm facility locations to choose from: the United States of America, Britain and Australia.

Web Hosting CPs for VPS

The domain names and the content on the private virtual web hosting server are handled via a web hosting Control Panel user interface, similar to a conventional shared web hosting plan's. The contrast is that with hosting packages, users receive one concrete website hosting CP, while with a VPS account, web hosting providers commonly give several web hosting Control Panels to choose from, and the more tech-savvy clients can install and avail of the web hosting Control Panel they like. Some virtualization consoles support installing a website hosting CP through them to make things easier for the customer. Sadly, most hosting CPs are not charge-free. Some ask for a monthly tax (cPanel requests $13 USD/month, go to, while others require a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting CPs that restrict the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we talk about web hosting Control Panel-supplied VPS, it's worthwhile to state that, by default, all VPS accounts supplied by us comprise the Hepsia hosting Control Panel. It includes unlimited hosted domain name quotas. Hepsia is available at no additional licence charge, thus the monthly cost of the VPS web server package chosen by the user does not alter. Last, but not least, Hepsia probably sports the best Domain Manager on the web hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Plans

The web hosting Control Panel user interface allows customers to handle domain name, files, databases, FTP and e-mail box accounts, to view traffic and load logs and to have a look at comprehensive stats regarding the utilized and the free resources. Akin with the virtualization consoles, the web hosting CPs are built to operate under a particular OS. For instance, cPanel, which is one of the most widespread web hosting CPs, works only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is fabricated by the very same firm, performs solely under Windows. Other web hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia are compatible with several platforms. Hepsia supports the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of some web hosting Control Panels over others is that they involve several control levels - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a separate set of functionalities controlling the levels below, so it is simple to build a reseller web hosting website and begin making money by selling web hosting solutions to other persons. As clients will be informed about what amount of the system resources is utilized, but will not be aware of the real numbers, even a low-end VPS web hosting package will suffice to run a small-sized shared web hosting hosting corporation and earn money.

The VPS: an Independent, Moderately Priced Solution

A VPS is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support sites such as a very popular online store or a big corporate portal. As its management is easy, it is the preferred pick of both rookies and accomplished clients.