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What are VPSs?

As shared hosting plans have limited capabilities and a dedicated server is too expensive for most individuals, specific web hosting providers provide a third website hosting service type - the VPS. This hosting solution offers top-class performance at a quite affordable rate and is frequently the favored choice for web sites that need lots of system resources.

What actually is a VPS?

A powerful physical machine is divided into a number of VPS that simulate the performance of a regular dedicated machine. There are plenty of software platforms that render this division possible so that the user obtains a fully functional web server with root-level access and guaranteed resources.

KVM, OpenVZ and Vserver Virtualization Software Solutions.

The full root access enables customers to install extra server-side software that is at times needed for specific web applications to operate properly. Each VPS is commonly managed via a virtualization tool like KVM, OpenVZ or Vserver, which is used to keep track of and reboot active processes and services, install a web hosting Control Panel user interface and keep the software on the server up to date. More capable users can carry out all these things via an SSH client too.

Managed VPS Solutions?

Some Virtual Private Servers do not give root privileges to the client, but are managed by the web hosting service provider. This is the so-called managed hosting solution, whereby the web hosting vendor takes care of the monitoring processes and software installations. In contrast, with the more commonly used unmanaged hosting solution, the user deals with all this, we at BitsHost also offer a Managed Services upgrade. In this way, users can do anything they wish on the VPS, but they can also rely on the hosting vendor for technical issues that they cannot settle themselves.

Make Cash With Your VPS.

The hosting hard disk storage space on a virtual private hosting server is administered via a web hosting Control Panel interface such as cPanel, Hepsia, Plesk or DirectAdmin. There are tens of CP GUIs on the World Wide Web, so users can utilize either the one provided by the web hosting provider, or the one that they select as long as that particular web hosting CP can function on the selected server OS. From there onwards, everything is strictly the same as with a standard web hosting user account - file administration, e-mail management, database administration, and so on. Some web hosting Control Panels also include a reseller backend tool, which enables people to create and sell website hosting plans to other individuals. This is a method to generate good profit as people are seeking high quality website hosting services all the time and thousands of new domains are being registered every day. Even if the VPS package is small, the end customers will not be aware of its real resources, but will only notice the consumed and the remaining resources as percentages.

The Upsides of the VPS.

Apart from being much more inexpensive, a VPS server package has another advantage over a dedicated web hosting server. Whereas the system resources on a physical machine are invariably limited by its hardware, a VPS hosting server is a private virtual hosting server with software limitations. If necessary, these limitations can be bypassed with a few clicks, and some hosting corporations also provide "burstable" resources as part of their regular VPS plans. If a particular resource quota limit has been reached, but there are residual system resources on the physical server, they can be allocated to this given virtual web server, making sure that it can deal with the temporary substantial server load. This will keep all web pages accommodated on the VPS reachable online till either the load drops, or the client upgrades the account to a more advanced one. This versatility renders Virtual Server a favored choice for more resource-consuming web portals as it ensures their stability and online availability.

A VPS - a relevant choice for your web site(s).

Choosing the most appropriate hosting package can often be difficult but a VPS plan is invariably a prudent choice for a start. It will have sufficient system resources to deal with the server load caused by any site, even a heavy resource-demanding community web portal or a huge e-commerce web site.