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What are Virtual Private Servers (VDS) and their advantages? PDF Print E-mail
Do you think that Virtual Private Server also known as VPS is a popular and a new concept? No it is an old concept of dividing a physical device, which is large and costly into many parts and allowing more and more people access to it at affordable price. It is just more than shared server and less than a dedicated servers. Virtual Private Server is similar to a building, which is divided into different flats, and each flat is independent unit having its own drawing room, kitchen and its own lock and key.

VPS is a hosting environment that gives you your own machine. Each VPS is a private and protected area that operates as an independent server. The VPS allows multiple customers to share the expense of hardware and network connections (and completely eliminate the hassle of maintaining it all) without sacrificing performance or the freedom to run whatever software they choose. Every VPS has its own complete directory structure and set of dedicated applications (web server, mail server, etc.). And each VPS can be rebooted without affecting any other VPS on the physical server.

Virtual Private Servers Known by different names Virtual Private Server, VPS, VPS Server, VDS, Virtual Dedicated Server, Virtual Shared Server have same meaning that is, partition of Dedicated Server. Virtual Private Servers are more costly than a shared hosting plan, but if you don't want to pay for dedicated server, then the choice is VPS. VPS bundles the privacy, performance, and controls of a dedicated plan but because it's on a shared server, it's more
affordable.


Advantage of Virtual Private Server (VDS)

1. Setup of servers in minutes
2. Utmost reliability and security
3. True root access on your own virtual dedicated server.
4. Install the software you want!
5. Increase server utilization and maximize server potential
6. Increase profitability through better management
7. Leverage of hardware and software investments
8. Provide complete self-administration panels
9. Manage servers with a minimal skill set
10.Minimize software license and support requirements
11.Create your own virtual disks for your server, including swap!

Virtual Private Server technology allows your Server to be completely isolated from every other Server on the same physical machine - other users are unaware of you, can not access your files (unlike some shared hosting solutions!) and, importantly, can not crash your server. For you, this means that you get the utmost reliability and security - features that your website deserves.


 
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A Guide To Virtual Web Hosting
What is virtual web hosting? When you visit a website, what you are looking at on your web browser is simply a web page that has been downloaded from the virtual web server onto your web browser. A website is usually made up of many web pages. These web pages are made up of texts and graphic images. All of these web pages must be stored on the virtual web servers so that users who are online can visit your website.

If you are planning to own a new website, you will need to host it on a virtual web server. When your website gets placed on the virtual web server, then online users can browse your website on the Internet. Companies that provide the web servers that will host your website are called virtual web hosting providers.

A well-established virtual web hosting provider can easily host up to thousands of websites. Therefore, a virtual web hosting company needs many web servers or computers to store the websites. All of these web servers are linked to the Internet through high speed Internet connection and housed in a data center. There must be a guarantee that all of the web servers are safe, secure and are fully operational at all times. Therefore, a data center is a physically secure 24/7 environment with fire protection, redundant power backup, computer data backup, virus detections, and complete disaster recovery capabilities.


There are four main kinds of virtual web hosting companies available each having different characteristics. They can be organized into the following categories:

1. Shared hosting

In this type of virtual hosting, many websites are sharing space on the same web servers. Depending on what kind of virtual web host it is, a physical web server can host up to a thousand different websites at one time. Since the physical web server is shared by many websites, the virtual web hosting provider can afford to offer low hosing prices. Websites on this shared virtual hosting plan would have to be satisfied to accept slower server response time. These plans normally start at $5 - $20 a month.

2. Dedicated hosting

Dedicated virtual web hosting assigns a certain web server to be used by a single customer. Since a dedicated virtual web server is allocated to only one customer, he/she has the option to host either single or multiple websites, handle greater site traffic, modify the software configuration, and scale the bandwidth if necessary. Dedicated virtual hosting is quite a bit more expensive and starts at $50 a month and can easily range from $200 - $500 a month. This is often used by high traffic and very important websites.

3. Co-location hosting

With virtual dedicated hosting, the web server belongs to the providers and customers only rent the web server. However, in co-location hosting, the client owns the web server hardware. The customer has full control, therefore, over their web server and benefits from the 24/7 server monitoring and maintenance that is provided by the secure data center. Co-location virtual hosting can range from $500 - $1000 a month depending on the rack space that is required and the monthly bandwidth.

4. Reseller hosting

In virtual reseller hosting, a web hosting provider will offer web server storage to a third party at a discount price. The third party then resells the web server storage to their clients. Resellers are usually web consultants who include web developers, web designers, or a system integration company who resells the web hosting as an add-on service to augment their other range of services.