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Virtual Private Servers

To satisfy the demand for affordably priced, but reliable hosting services, vendors introduced an intermediate webspace hosting environment - the private virtual hosting server. This is a virtual simulation of a server that performs exactly like a dedicated server and is much more advanced than any shared webspace hosting solution. On the other hand, as many accounts are hosted on the same physical machine and each user pays for their account, the price for a Virtual Private Server hosting package is markedly lower than the price for a dedicated web hosting server. A low-end Virtual Private Server account is a bit more expensive than the most powerful shared web hosting account, but its resources surpass decidedly those of the shared site hosting account.

VPS Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each individual account is isolated from the rest of the accounts on the hosting server, so each virtual web hosting server can run its own Operating System and be restarted independently from the remaining ones. The Virtual Private Servers are managed via a virtualization panel where customers can observe all running tasks and abort or reboot them, update server-side software applications, take a glimpse at the utilized and the available resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are just a couple of examples of virtualization consoles used for setting up and administering VPS packages. They have diverse requirements about the central processing unit architecture, the Operating Systems they are compatible with, etc. For instance, Virtuozzo can perform on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be activated on a server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be installed on the actual VPS web servers.

Managed Private Virtual Web Hosting Server Solutions

The virtualization panel offers the user the freedom to manage the virtual private hosting server independently from the hosting provider, saving you the time you’d have waited for their support staff to restart a service or recover a backup. If the customer is not an expert, however, a couple of top hosting companies such as 'Lonex.com' include an optional upgrade that includes OS and software installation and update procedures, private virtual web hosting server backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. The remarkable thing with 'LONEX.COM' is that there are a bunch of virtual web server server farm facility locations to select from: the USA, the UK and Australia.

Web Space Hosting CPs for VPS Web Hosting Servers

The domain names and the web content on the virtual hosting server are manipulated through a website hosting CP tool, similar to a regular shared web page hosting plan’s. The distinction is that with shared website hosting accounts, clients get one concrete Control Panel, while with a virtual web server hosting account, web hosting providers normally present a handful of site hosting CPs to select from, and the more advanced users can install and avail of the web site hosting Control Panel they want. Some virtualization platforms support installing a site hosting Control Panel through them to make it simpler for the user. Unfortunately, most site hosting Control Panels are not charge-free. Some of those demand a monthly tax (cPanel requests 13 USD/month, take a peek at BuycPanel.com), while others demand a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web space hosting CPs that restrict the number of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we discuss web space hosting CP-equipped private virtual web hosting servers, it's good to mention that, by default, all Virtual Private Server hosting packages supplied by 'Lonex Web Hosting' are provided with the Hepsia web hosting Control Panel. The latter offers unlimited hosted domain name allowance. Hepsia is attainable at no extra licence cost, so the monthly cost of the VPS hosting account chosen by the customer does not alter. Besides, Hepsia probably offers the greatest Domain Manager on the web hosting CP market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Based Private Virtual Server Web Hosting Plans

The hosting CP GUI allows users to manage domains, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and electronic mail accounts, to view traffic and load logs and to have a look at detailed stats about the utilized and the free resources. Akin with the virtualization consoles, the website hosting Control Panels are intended to run under a certain Operating System. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most widespread website hosting Control Panels, runs only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is manufactured by the same firm, runs exclusively under Windows. Other hosting CPs like Plesk and Hepsia support several platforms. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of some web space hosting CPs over others is that they have several levels of control - administrator, reseller and customer. Each level has access to a different set of functions governing the levels below, so it is easy to set up a reseller hosting website and begin making money by offering web hosting solutions to other persons. As customers will monitor what amount of the resources is used up, but will not be aware of the actual figures, even a low-end private virtual server web hosting account will be enough to establish a small-sized web site hosting company and receive cash.

The Virtual Private Web Server: an Autonomous, Low-Priced Solution

A virtual private web server is a comparatively cheap web hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support web sites such as a busy online store or a big company web page. As its management is simple, it is the favored selection of both newcomers and trained users.