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What Actually are VPSs?

There is no surprise that so many people have begun constructing their own professional-looking sites resorting to cost-free web apps that are easy enough to use even for inexperienced users. And thanks to all the free design templates that are obtainable on the Internet, quite many web sites come into existence, which demand a hosting solution like the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

Web hosting is a solution, which enables you to upload your site on a web server so as to bring it online and a VPS is a private virtual web server - it works like a dedicated server, giving complete root-level access to the client, but it shares the system resources of the physical server with other VPS hosting accounts. So, VPS hosting is a web hosting service offered on a VPS web server, which is growing more and more widely used owing to the autonomy you have as far as server setup is concerned. VPS are often used by software developers and programmers as a testing platform where they can examine how their product would function under different circumstances.

VPS Hosting Varieties

If we begin to distinguish at the core level, we must start with the individual Operating Systems, the most prominent varieties being:

Linux VPS hosting - it is typically preferred due to the smaller setup and maintenance rates and the possibility to configure the OS in accordance with the requirements of the clients based on the capabilities of the administrators, because Linux is open-source.

Windows VPS hosting - being more expensive makes Windows a last resort when you wish to host applications that cannot run on another Operating System and there are quite a few of them, so the Windows Virtual Private Server web hosting platform is quite common too.

Probably the most commonly used VPS configuration is LAMP, which signifies Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it introduces several more Virtual Private Server web hosting types beside Linux VPS hosting:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server software - every hosting service needs a server that will serve the web pages to the web browsers and Apache is among the most popular servers; in fact, back in 2009, it was the first to exceed the 100 million website milestone.

VPS hosting with MySQL - there are many varieties of database management software systems that can be used on a virtual web server but MySQL is undoubtedly among the most famous ones utilized in web applications. It is favored due to its plain structure and swift speed.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a multi-purpose programming language utilized in the development of many web sites and apps, so it is only normal that it is popular with the majority of web hosting solutions, including VPS web servers.

Other VPS hosting varieties that can be distinguished are: VPS hosting with PostgreSQL - a more elaborate and fully featured database variety; private virtual server web hosting with CGI and VPS hosting with Perl - these two script languages are also often used for web applications and web sites and normally they are utilized in combination with a Linux OS.