To answer the need for affordably priced, but reliable hosting solutions, vendors launched a transitional website hosting solution - the Virtual Private Server. This is a virtual emulation of a web hosting server that functions just like a dedicated server hosting and is much more powerful than any shared web space hosting solution. On the other hand, as lots of accounts are created on the very same physical machine and each customer pays for their account, the cost of a private virtual server plan is much lower than the price for a dedicated web hosting server. A basic Virtual Private Server account is a little more high-priced than the most feature-rich shared hosting plan, but its resources exceed decidedly those of the shared website hosting package.

VPS Web Server Virtualization Systems: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each given account is insulated from the remaining accounts on the server, so each virtual private hosting server can run a different OS and be restarted autonomously from the remaining ones. The Virtual Private Servers are administered via a virtualization console where clients can take a look at all running processes and terminate or reboot them, update server-side applications, take a glimpse at the used up and the free system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are merely several examples of virtualization systems utilized for creating and administering virtual server hosting plans. They have diverse requirements with respect to the central processing unit architecture, the OSs they are compatible with, etc. For example, Virtuozzo can operate on physical machines with x86 or AMD64 microprocessors, 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 concrete VPSs.

Managed Private Virtual Web Hosting Server Solutions

The virtualization platform gives the customer the freedom to administer the virtual private hosting server autonomously from the provider, sparing you the time you’d have waited for their client support staff to reboot a specific service or retrieve a backup. If the user is not competent enough, however, a bunch of top hosting firms such as 'NTChosting' offer a voluntary upgrade that encompasses Operating System and software installation and update procedures, VPS backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting procedures. The astonishing fact with 'NTC Hosting' is that there are several VPS server datacenter locations to select from: America, Great Britain and Australia.

Control Panels for Virtual Private Web Hosting Servers

The domain names and the web content on the virtual hosting server are tackled via a site hosting Control Panel tool, similar to a normal shared web page hosting account’s. The contrast is that with shared web hosting accounts, customers obtain one concrete web page hosting CP, while with a virtual server hosting account, web hosting providers traditionally provide a couple of hosting CPs to select from, and the more practiced customers can install and avail of the web site hosting Control Panel they wish. Certain virtualization panels support installing a web site hosting Control Panel through them to render it easier for the customer. Unluckily, the majority of the web space hosting CPs are not free of charge. Some of those require a monthly tax (cPanel requires 13 dollars/month, visit, while others ask for a licence tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web space hosting Control Panels that limit the amount of the hosted domains (Plesk). While we address webspace hosting CP-supplied virtual web hosting servers, it's useful to mention that, by default, all virtual web hosting server accounts supplied by 'NTChosting' are fitted out with the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel. The latter includes unlimited hosted domain name quotas. Hepsia is attainable at no further license charge, so the monthly price of the virtual web hosting server package selected by the customer does not change. What’s more, Hepsia perhaps has the greatest Domain Manager on the website hosting CP market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Web Server Hosting Packages

The website hosting Control Panel interface enables clients to administer domains, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and electronic mail accounts, to monitor traffic and load logs and to monitor detailed stats regarding the utilized and the free resources. Like the virtualization consoles, the Control Panels are designed to perform under a given OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most well known site hosting CPs, functions solely under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is invented by the very same company, functions only under Windows. Other web site hosting CPs such as Plesk and Hepsia support several platforms. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The superiority of certain web space hosting CPs over others is that they have different levels of control - administrator, reseller and client. Each level has access to a different set of functionalities governing the levels below, so it is easy to establish a reseller web hosting website and start making money by offering website hosting services to other people. As clients will see what amount of the system resources is consumed, but will not see the actual figures, even a low-end virtual private hosting server plan will suffice to set up a small-sized site hosting company and earn money.

The VPS Web Server: an Autonomous, Moderately Priced Solution

A VPS web hosting server is a comparatively cheap hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support websites such as a highly visited online store or a big corporate website. As its administration is easy, it is the preferred pick of both new kids on the block and practiced users.

VPS Deal VPS Value VPS Expert
Monthly Cost $25.00
per month
per month
per month
Data Storage 11 GB 22 GB 45 GB
Hosting Traffic 300 GB 600 GB 1000 GB
Dedicated RAM 1024 MB 1536 MB 2048 MB
CPU Share Equal Equal Equal
Dedicated IP 1
2 with CP
2 with CP
2 with CP
SSH (Secure Shell)
Dedicated Server Root Privileges
Hosted Domains Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Operating System (OS) CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian
Service Continuity
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