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To meet the need for economical, but reliable hosting services, suppliers introduced a transitional web hosting platform - the Virtual Private Server. This is a virtual simulation of a web server that behaves just like a dedicated server and is much more feature-rich than any shared web hosting account. At the same time, as a number of accounts are hosted on the same physical machine and each customer pays for their account, the cost of a VPS hosting server account is markedly lower than the price for a dedicated web server. A low-end Virtual Private Server account is a little more high-priced than the most advanced shared web page hosting package, but its system resources excel by far those of the shared web page hosting plan.

Private Virtual Web Hosting Server Virtualization Platforms: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each specific account is insulated from all other accounts on the web hosting server, so each VPS can run a separate OS and be restarted autonomously from the rest. The virtual hosting servers are managed via a virtualization console where clients can see all running processes and stop or restart them, update server-side software, have a look at the consumed and the available system resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are only several examples of software platforms used for creating and administering virtual server web hosting plans. They have various requirements in relation to the CPU architecture, the OSs they support, and so on. For example, Virtuozzo can work on machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be installed on a web hosting server running both Windows and Linux Operating Systems, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be installed on the actual virtual private hosting servers.

Managed VPS Hosting Services

The virtualization system lends the customer the power to manage the VPS web hosting server autonomously from the web hosting provider, sparing you the time you’d have waited for their support staff to reboot a service or restore a backup. If the client is not proficient, however, a bunch of top hosting vendors such as 'NTC Hosting' include an optional upgrade that includes OS and software installation and update procedures, virtual web hosting server backups, as well as dedicated administrator support and troubleshooting operations. The remarkable thing with 'NTCHosting' is that there are a couple of VPS hosting server server farm locations to pick from: the United States, Britain and Australia.

Web Page Hosting Control Panels for Virtual Servers

The domain names and the content on the virtual web server are administered via a webspace hosting CP interface, similar to a traditional shared web page hosting plan’s. The distinction is that with shared hosting plans, clients receive one specific web hosting Control Panel, while with a VPS hosting server plan, hosting providers traditionally offer several webspace hosting CPs to select from, and the more practiced customers can install and utilize the website hosting Control Panel they like. Some virtualization panels support installing a website hosting Control Panel through them to render it simpler for the customer. Unfortunately, most site hosting Control Panels are paid. Some of those demand a monthly tax (cPanel asks for 13 USD/month, go to BuycPanel.com), while others request a license tax (DirectAdmin). There are other web space hosting CPs that limit the amount of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we address website hosting CP-supplied private virtual web servers, it's worthwhile to mention that, by default, all virtual server web hosting packages distributed by 'NTCHosting' incorporate the Hepsia web space hosting Control Panel. The latter offers unmetered hosted domain quotas. Hepsia is available at no further licence charge, thus the monthly price of the Virtual Private Server package selected by the user does not alter. Furthermore, Hepsia probably offers the finest Domain Manager on the web site hosting Control Panel market.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered Virtual Server Hosting Packages

The website hosting Control Panel interface allows clients to administer domains, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and mail accounts, to keep track of traffic and load logs and to observe comprehensive stats concerning the consumed and the remaining system resources. Similar to the virtualization consoles, the web page hosting Control Panels are built to work under a particular OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most widespread web site hosting Control Panels, operates only under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is made by the very same firm, operates solely under Windows. Other webspace hosting CPs like Plesk and Hepsia are multi-platform. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of some web hosting CPs over others is that they include different control levels - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a separate set of specs controlling the levels below, so it is simple to set up a reseller hosting website and start making money by reselling hosting accounts to other persons. As clients will watch what amount of the resources is used up, but will not observe the real numbers, even a low-end private virtual server hosting plan will be enough to start a small-size web space hosting company and obtain capital.

The Virtual Web Hosting Server: an Autonomous, Inexpensively Priced Solution

A virtual hosting server is a comparatively cheap web hosting service, but it is powerful enough to support websites such as a very popular online store or a big company website. As its administration is easy, it is the favored choice of both inexperienced users and knowledgeable clients.