Since shared website hosting packages have restricted quotas and a dedicated server is too pricey for most users, some web hosting companies provide a third site hosting service type - the virtual private web server. This hosting solution provides great performance at a remarkably affordable rate and is regularly the favored option for online portals that demand a lot of system resources.
A powerful physical machine is divided into a couple of virtual servers that imitate the performance of a typical dedicated machine. There are many apps that make this division conceivable so that the user acquires a completely operational web server with full root access and ensured resources.
The complete root access enables customers to install new server-side software that is frequently needed for given applications to run correctly. Each virtual web server is traditionally managed through a virtualization interface such as Virtuozzo, OpenVZ or Vserver, which is used to check and reboot running processes and programs, install a website hosting CP user interface and maintain the software on the server up to date. More skillful customers can perform all these things via a Secure Shell console as well.
Certain VPS web servers do not give full root access to the user, but are managed by the hosting distributor. This is the so-called managed web hosting solution, whereby the hosting provider handles the monitoring procedures and software installations. In comparison, with the more popular unmanaged hosting solution, the customer copes with all this, but specific providers like 100WebSpace also provide a Managed Services upgrade. Thus, clients can perform anything they would like on the VPS, but they can also count on the service provider for technical matters that they cannot settle themselves.
The web hosting data storage space on a private virtual hosting server is administered through a website hosting CP tool like cPanel, Hepsia, Plesk or DirectAdmin. There are 10's of website hosting Control Panel interfaces on the Internet, so customers can use either the one furnished by the service provider, or the one that they prefer provided that particular web space hosting CP can operate on the preferred server OS. From then onwards, everything is precisely the same as with a commonplace website hosting user account - file management, electronic mail administration, database administration, etc. Some web hosting CPs also have a reseller backend panel, which allows clients to create and sell website hosting plans to other individuals. This is a way to gain decent revenue as individuals are seeking high quality web hosting services all the time and 1000's of new domain names are being registered each and every day. Even if the virtual private web server plan is low-end, the end users will not know its actual system resources, but will only notice the used up and the remaining system resources as percentages.
Beside being much more affordably priced, a VPS hosting plan has one more advantage over a dedicated hosting server. While the resources on a physical machine are always limited by its hardware, a VPS server is a virtual hosting server with software limitations. If required, these limits can be bypassed with a couple of clicks of the mouse, and specific providers also provide "burstable" resources as part of their regular VPS hosting server plans. If a given system resource quota has been reached, but there are residual system resources on the physical server, they can be assigned to this given Virtual Private Server, making certain that it can handle the temporary heavy server load. This will maintain all websites accommodated on the Virtual Private Server available online till either the load lowers down, or the customer upgrades the package to a more advanced one. This versatility renders VPS web servers a preferred option for resource-devouring web pages as it ensures their reliability and uptime.
Picking the most suitable hosting package can often be difficult but a VPS web server plan is always an intelligent option for a start. It will provide enough resources to handle the server load created by any web site, even a high resource-absorbing community web portal or a large e-commerce web site.
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