i-belgien.be

run by 'Free Hostia'

An interpretation of a private virtual hosting server (vps)

To answer the need for low-priced, but reliable hosting solutions, companies launched a midway web hosting environment - the VPS. This is a virtual emulation of a web server that acts exactly like a : dedicated server and is much more feature-rich than any shared hosting plan. At the same time, as a number of accounts are set up on the same physical web server and each person pays for their account, the cost of a VPS web server hosting plan is much lower than the cost of a dedicated server. A basic virtual private web server account is a little more high-priced than the most advanced shared web page hosting account, but its system resources exceed decidedly those of the shared site hosting plan.

Virtual Private Web Server Virtualization Consoles: OpenVZ and Virtuozzo

Each individual account is insulated from the rest of the accounts on the web server, so each Virtual Private Server can run a different Operating System and be restarted independently from the remaining ones. The VPS servers are managed via a virtualization console where users can have a glimpse at all running processes and terminate or restart them, update server-side applications, view the used up and the remaining resources, and much more. OpenVZ, Virtuozzo, Virtual PC and VMware are only a couple of instances of virtualization systems used for setting up and managing VPS web hosting server accounts. They involve various requirements regarding the central processing unit architecture, the Operating Systems they support, etc. For instance, Virtuozzo can function on machines with x86 or AMD64 processors, can be installed on a server running both Windows and Linux OSs, and allows both of these Operating Systems to be activated on the actual virtual private web hosting servers.

Managed VPS Web Server Hosting Services

The virtualization panel lends the user the power to manage the virtual web server autonomously from the hosting provider, saving you the time you’d have waited for their client support staff to restart a particular service or restore a backup. If the customer is not tech-savvy, though, various top hosting companies such as Free Hostia have an optional upgrade that comprises Operating System and software installation and update operations, virtual private web server backups, as well as dedicated admin support and troubleshooting operations. The impressive detail with 'Free Hostia' is that there are several virtual hosting server datacenter locations to choose from: North America, England and Australia.

Web Hosting Control Panels for Private Virtual Hosting Servers

The domain names and the web content on the private virtual server are tackled via a web page hosting CP user interface, similar to a typical shared web hosting plan’s. The difference is that with web hosting plans, customers obtain one concrete site hosting CP, while with a Virtual Private Server hosting plan, providers usually provide a handful of web site hosting Control Panels to select from, and the more practiced users can install and utilize the webspace hosting Control Panel they wish. Some virtualization consoles support installing a hosting CP through them to make things simpler for the customer. Unluckily, the majority of the hosting CPs are not free. Some of these demand a monthly tax (cPanel wants 13 dollars/month, have a look at BuycPanel.com), while others demand a licence tax (DirectAdmin). There are other website hosting CPs that limit the amount of the hosted domain names (Plesk). While we discuss web site hosting Control Panel-supplied VPS servers, it's useful to point out that, by default, all VPS hosting packages furnished by 'Free Hostia' are equipped with the Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. It includes unlimited hosted domain allowance. Hepsia is obtainable at no additional licence charge, thus the monthly price of the virtual private web hosting server account selected by the user does not alter. Besides, Hepsia probably offers the best Domain Manager on the CP marketplace.

CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Powered VPS Server Web Hosting Plans

The site hosting CP GUI allows users to handle domain name, files, databases, File Transfer Protocol and e-mail box accounts, to monitor bandwidth and load logs and to keep track of thorough statistics regarding the consumed and the remaining system resources. Similar to the virtualization panels, the web space hosting CPs are intended to work under a specific OS. For example, cPanel, which is one of the most widespread Control Panels, functions solely under Linux CentOS, while Enkompass, which is built by the very same designer, operates solely under Windows. Other web site hosting Control Panels such as Plesk and Hepsia support several Operating Systems. Hepsia is compatible with the CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu Linux distributions. The advantage of some hosting Control Panels over others is that they include several control levels - administrator, reseller and client. Each level can access a different set of features governing the levels underneath, so it is easy to launch a reseller web hosting website and start making money by selling web hosting plans to other persons. As clients will be aware of what amount of the system resources is utilized, but will not be aware of the real figures, even a small VPS server hosting plan will be enough to set up a small-sized shared web page hosting web hosting company and receive cash.

The Virtual Private Web Hosting Server: an Independent, Economical Solution

A private virtual web hosting server is a relatively cheap hosting service, but it is advanced enough to support online portals such as a highly visited online store or a large corporate web site. As its administration is simple, it is the preferred selection of both inexperienced users and knowledgeable customers.