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How Does VPS Hosting Function?

There is no surprise that so many users have begun creating their very own personal professional-looking web sites making use of cost-free software apps that are easy enough to use even for inexperienced users. And thanks to all the cost-free website templates that are obtainable on the web, quite many web sites are born, which need a web hosting service like the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

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Website hosting is a solution, which permits you to upload your website on a web server so as to bring it online and a VPS is a Virtual Private Server - it works like a dedicated server, conferring full server root access to the user, but it shares the resources of the physical machine with other VPS hosting accounts. In other words, VPS hosting is a web hosting service offered on a virtual web hosting server, which is becoming more and more famous because of the flexibility you have when it comes to server setup. VPS Hosting are often used by software developers and programmers as a testing ground where they can see how their product would behave under diverse conditions.

VPS Hosting Types

If we start to distinguish at the core level, we have to start with the separate Operating Systems, the most important varieties being:

Linux VPS hosting - it is usually preferred because of the cheaper setup and maintenance charges and the ability to configure the Operating System according to the requirements of the customers on the basis of the skills of the admins, since Linux is open-source.

Windows VPS hosting - being more costly makes Windows a final resort when you wish to host software apps that cannot operate on a different Operating System and there are quite a few of them, so the Windows VPS web server hosting solution is very widely used too.

Maybe the most extensively used VPS software is LAMP, which is an acronym for Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it introduces a few more Virtual Private Server web hosting types aside from Linux VPS web server hosting:

VPS hosting with the Apache web server - each hosting service demands a web server that will serve the web pages to the browsers and Apache is among the most commonly used web servers; actually, back in 2009, it was the first to cross the 100 million website mark.

VPS hosting with MySQL - there are many varieties of database management systems that can be utilized on a private virtual web hosting server but MySQL is definitely one of the most widespread ones utilized in web applications. It is sought after thanks to its plain configuration and fast speed.

VPS hosting with PHP - PHP is a multi-function scripting language used in the development of many sites and applications, so it is only logical that it is popular with most web hosting services, including virtual hosting servers.

Other VPS hosting types that can be differentiated are: VPS hosting with PostgreSQL - a more complex and full-featured database management software system variety; VPS hosting with CGI and private virtual web server hosting with Perl - these two scripting languages are also often used for web applications and web sites and usually they go with a Linux Operating System.