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There is no surprise that so many people have started designing their own personal professional-looking web pages resorting to free-of-cost software applications that are simple enough to use even for beginners. And owing to all the free design skins that are available on the web, quite a lot of web sites are being launched, which demand a website hosting solution like the VPS hosting one.

What is VPS Hosting?

Web site hosting is a service, which enables you to upload your website on a hosting server in order to bring it online and a VPS is a virtual web hosting server - it functions like a dedicated server, granting complete root-level access to the client, but it shares the resources of the physical server with other VPS server hosting accounts. In other words, Virtual Private Server hosting is a hosting service provided on a virtual hosting server, which is getting more and more popular because of the flexibility you have when it comes to server setup. VPS web servers are frequently utilized by web developers and programmers as a testing ground where they can test how their product would work under diverse circumstances.

VPS Web Server Hosting Types

If we begin to distinguish at the core level, we need to begin with the separate OSs, the most important types being:

Linux virtual web server hosting - it is typically preferred owing to the more affordable setup and maintenance prices and the ability to modify the OS in accordance with the requirements of the clients based on the capabilities of the administrators, since Linux is open-source.

Windows private virtual server web hosting - being more costly makes Windows a last refuge when you wish to host software apps that cannot function on a different OS and there are quite a few of them, so the Windows virtual server web hosting platform is quite famous too.

Perhaps the most common website hosting platform is LAMP, which signifies Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP, and it determines several more VPS server hosting types apart from Linux virtual server web hosting:

private virtual server web hosting with the Apache web server software - each hosting service needs a server that will serve the webpages to the browsers and Apache is one of the most commonly used servers; in fact, back in 2009, it was the first to reach the 100 000 000 web site milestone.

VPS server hosting with MySQL - there are many kinds of database management software systems that can be utilized on a private virtual server but MySQL is undoubtedly among the most famous ones used in web applications. It is preferred owing to its plain configuration and quick speed.

private virtual web server hosting with PHP - PHP is a multi-function scripting language used in the development of numerous websites and applications, so it is only natural that it is popular with the majority of web site hosting services, incl. Virtual Private Servers.

Other VPS web server hosting types that can be distinguished are: virtual private web server hosting with PostgreSQL - a more intricate and full-featured database management software system type; Virtual Private Server hosting with CGI and private virtual server hosting with Perl - these 2 programming languages are also often used for web applications and web sites and usually they are used in combination with a Linux Operating System.