What is a VPS Server?
VPS means Virtual Private Server and it behaves like a dedicated web hosting server in terms of administration as you get full server root access with an option to restart the VPS distantly. The private virtual hosting server shares system resources with other VPS servers that are hosted on the same physical server. This results in a remarkably cheap price, which is several times cheaper than that of a dedicated server and is actually more comparable to shared hosting plans as far as prices are concerned.
Sorts of Virtual Private Servers
Just like any other hosting variety, Virtual Private Servers may differ depending on different features, but the OS is possibly the most prominent distinction. Here we have the 2 most important types:
Windows virtual private hosting servers - a private virtual web server hosting platform running Windows that will allow software apps which require Windows to run properly to be installed on the virtual hosting server.
Linux VPSs - a private virtual server platform running Linux is the more commonly used variety that you can find on the World Wide Web since it is more affordable to set up and handle and thus it is more sought after.
VPS web servers are also quite sought after by resellers and you can come across two modes of reselling a VPS:
private virtual web server hosting reseller - the reseller buys a VPS web server and begins offering shared hosting plans that are hosted on the virtual private web server. It is akin to the conventional reseller hosting plans, but here the reseller is granted full root-level access and can modify the web server's configuration.
VPS web server reseller - the reseller in fact buys whole VPS server hosting plans to sell them to the customers instead of offering shared web hosting accounts on one single virtual web hosting server. It is deemed more remunerative but also necessitates more introductory investments to buy the VPS web server.
Just like any other web hosting variety, virtual private web server plans frequently involve a LAMP platform. LAMP is an acronym for Linux-Apache-MySQL-PHP and determines 3 more virtual server types:
VPS web servers with the Apache web server - the Apache web server is very popular and was the first to pass the one hundred million web site mark back in 2009, so it is logically popular with virtual servers as well.
private virtual web hosting servers with MySQL - MySQL is also a popular database management system utilized with numerous web applications and hence frequently wanted on a virtual private web server.
virtual web servers with PHP - PHP is a programming language utilized by web developers, hence it is popular with various hosting solutions, incl. private virtual server web hosting ones.