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What Indeed are VPSs?

There is no wonder that so many users have started developing their very own personal professional-looking sites resorting to free-of-charge web platforms that are easy enough to use even for inexperienced customers. And due to all the free-of-cost web design skins that are obtainable on the web, quite many websites are born, which require a website hosting solution such as the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

Hosting is a solution, which allows you to upload your website on a web server so as to get it online and a VPS is a virtual private web server - it works like a dedicated server, granting root-level access to the client, but it shares the system resources of the physical server with other VPS hosting accounts. In other words, VPS hosting is a web hosting service offered on a virtual private web hosting server, which is getting more and more widely used due to the liberty you have as far as server setup is concerned. VPS are regularly used by software developers and programmers as a testing platform where they can notice how their product would work under different circumstances.

VPS Hosting Varieties

If we start to differentiate at the core level, we must start with the different Operating Systems, the most prominent varieties being:

Linux VPS hosting - it is typically favored due to the smaller setup and maintenance prices and the ability to modify the OS as per the needs of the clients on the basis of the capabilities of the admins, because Linux is open-source.

Windows VPS hosting - being more expensive makes Windows a last refuge when you want to host apps that cannot perform on another Operating System and there are many of them, so the Windows VPS server hosting solution is very famous too.

Maybe the most widespread VPS software solution stack is LAMP, which denotes Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it determines several more VPS hosting types apart from Linux virtual server hosting:

VPS hosting with Apache - every hosting service needs a web server that will deliver the webpages to the browsers and Apache is one of the most popular web servers; as a matter of fact, back in 2009, it was the first to pass the one hundred million website milestone.

VPS hosting with MySQL - there are various sorts of database management software systems that can be used on a VPS hosting server but MySQL is undoubtedly one of the most popular ones utilized in web applications. It is sought after thanks to its plain configuration and swift speed.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a multi-function scripting language utilized in the development of different websites and apps, so it is only natural that it is popular with the majority of web hosting solutions, incl. private virtual web servers.

Other VPS hosting types that can be distinguished are: VPS hosting with PostgreSQL - a more intricate and fully featured database variety; VPS server web hosting with CGI and VPS server hosting with Perl - these 2 script languages are also frequently utilized for web apps and sites and normally they go with a Linux Operating System.