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What is VPS hosting?

Up till several years ago, the only means to obtain a feature-rich web hosting package was to purchase a dedicated server. As a consequence of recent software app developments, virtual servers have been brought in and they've quickly turned into one of the most widely used web hosting solutions as they offer remarkable performance at a quite low rate. Also known as a VPS or a virtual dedicated server, this hosting server is a perfect solution for frequently visited web pages.

VPS Hosting - Is It Better Than Shared Web Server Hosting?

Several virtual servers are set up on a physical machine, utilizing its system resources. Each VPS behaves precisely like a dedicated hosting server and its system resources are guaranteed, incl. the central processing unit load, RAM memory and disk storage space allowances. These resources are much higher than those supplied by any shared hosting package, so a Virtual Server is the most intelligent option for resource-absorbing script-based web pages with numerous visitors, or if you want to host a substantial number of domains in one and the very same account.

The Virtualization Panel of a VPS

Each VPS is handled through a Control Panel GUI, often referred to as a virtualization dashboard. This panel permits you to restart the whole VPS or separate services like HTTP, MySQL, and so on, to keep an eye on and administer all running programs and to keep track of the used up and the remaining system resources. As you will have full root-level access, you can also install server-side software apps that may be necessary for specific script-driven platforms to run, view elaborate bandwidth statistics and history of all the services running on the VPS. One of the best upsides of the virtualization dashboard is that you can utilize it to quickly activate a hosting CP on the Virtual Private Server.

The Control Panel of a VPS

There are lots of separate Control Panels, but a couple of them are more famous than the others - Hepsia, cPanel, Plesk and DirectAdmin. If you purchase a VPS, you can utilize the hosting Control Panel that the web hosting distributor is providing, or you can activate your own. This interface will enable you to manage domain names, files, databases, FTP accounts, e-mail addresses and everything that has to do with your web hosting account. Administering a Virtual Server account is not different from administering a shared web hosting account, so if you have any experience with the latter, there won't be anything unfamiliar to you if you get a VPS. More experienced customers can access the virtual web hosting server through an SSH connection as well.

Earn Profit With Your Virtual Private Web Server

One of the positive sides of having a Virtual Private Web Server is that certain CP GUIs offer a reseller administration level, so you can set up and sell hosting plans. You can even set up reseller accounts and have other individuals do all the work for you, so while you have a server for your web sites, you can also make decent cash by selling the system resources that you do not use. The reseller and web hosting CP user interfaces can be integrated with invoicing and customer support software such as WHMCS, AWBS or ClientExec, which allows you to create different packages, to bill your clients directly and to offer a 24-7-365 client support service. As you are given full root access to the VPS web server, you will be able to activate any server-side software applications or libraries that your customers may need for their web sites, so you will have an edge over hosting firms that deliver shared hosting services and cannot activate such apps.

VPS Hosting Services by My SmartHost

A VPS offers an excellent balance between performance and price and is the most relevant option for moderate-sized resource-absorbing websites like e-commerce sites, social networks or corporate portals. With us you can review a couple of different VPS plans that come with billing and customer support software tools, a domain reseller account, and a CP GUI of your preference. This offers you the independence to use the virtual web server in any way you desire - for personal website hosting purposes or to start a reseller web hosting business.