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Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - aayushjindal - 01-27-2012 02:32 AM
If you are looking forward to hosting a web site and cannot afford a dedicated server, then VPS (virtual private server) hosting may be the best way out for you.
In VPS hosting, a server is divided into multiple independent accounts, having its own operating system, web server and mail server. It provides same performance and stability as in case of dedicated server. It does not act as shared server and provides more security as compared to a shared server. It works on the concept of virtualization, which helps in reducing hardware and power expenses.
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - shiloh - 01-27-2012 02:46 AM
Nice introduction about Virtual Private Server(VPS)!
In addition to its advantages, VPS can empower web hosts to host many online websites on a single and physical "host server" and as you have mentioned it is more cost-effective or less expensive than the dedicated servers (which is the most expensive). In simple words, it is practical to use and has more advantageous features than shared hosting servers. Shared hosting services is the least expensive of all but it will only give you low to moderate traffic. While VPS can give you moderate to high traffic.
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - aayushjindal - 01-27-2012 02:56 AM
You are right shiloh; most experts believe that VPS is always a better choice over shared hosting.
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - tonyshell - 01-30-2012 10:08 PM
I use VPS for my website system, it works very well
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - Apaullo - 02-03-2012 12:54 PM
Nice intro there mate! I find it informative for newbies to Web hosting such as I.
I have a question though, when you said that a Virtual Private Server is a server with multiple independent accounts, you mean in 1 hardware server you have several virtual 'servers' that can cater several web hosting? And if so, it means you can run your web hosting business with only 1 hardware server right?
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - Maximus - 02-03-2012 01:20 PM
Hey Apaullo . The virtual private servers are literally software nodes created on the physical server with capabilities depending of their resource quota . The VPS provides all of the functionality , that the physical server can offer . The only difference is that every VPS is restricted to use certain amount of the server resources , while with a physical server you are using all available resources . To your second question - there is multiple answers to this question and I will try to give you the basics below . You can run a Shared web-hosting business on a VPS ,too . As I said above the VPS has all functionality of a physical server . For example , you can rent a VPS and then you can install WHM just like you are installing it on a dedicated server . You will have absolutely the same capabilities regarding creation of new accounts and the only limiting factor will be the VPS resource quota (HDD,Bandwidth,CPU) . Variant two - you can buy a dedicated server and divide it to VPS nodes . With this variant you can offer VPS hosting to your clients and you can even offer shared web-hosting on any of the created VPS nodes . You can create VPS nodes on your dedicated server with software like XEN server, VMware and other visualization software . The process of creation is not very complicated , but the first time is always hard . If you need any further help or questions , regarding the VPS technology or anything web-hosting related - Please do not hesitate to ask .
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - Apaullo - 02-03-2012 01:30 PM
Yes I understand now, indeed you can run a web hosting business with only 1 hardware server with several VPS nodes installed and you can offer it to your clients. Let us say I bought 1 hardware server, I don't know the specs specifically but how many VPS can you really install or offer in only 1 hardware server?
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - Maximus - 02-03-2012 01:56 PM
Yes Apaullo , it is just like that . The number of VPSs created on your server entirely depends on your server specifications and the quality , that you wish to provide to your customers . For example , if you have a dedicated server with 4GHz CPU,4gGb RAM and 1TB HDD , you can easily create 4 VPS nodes with 1GHz CPU , 1Gb RAM and 250Gb HDD quota each . With this example you are going to have 4 budget VPS nodes , that you can offer to your clients . Other variants are possible too , but everything below 1GHz CPU and 512Mb RAM is not recommended . Usually , the main restricting element is the processor power , so be careful when you are choosing your servers CPU .
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - Apaullo - 02-03-2012 08:19 PM
I agree with the Processor, so 1GHz CPU, 1Gb RAM, and 250Gb HDD quota is already enough for 1 VPS node, 1 VPS node can take how many websites each with our given specs? And traffic as I understand totally depends on your bandwidth right?
RE: Virtual Private Server(VPS) Explained - Maximus - 02-04-2012 08:29 AM
It really depends on what types of websites are going to be hosted on the VPS . If the websites are ``heavy`` with a lot of scripts and high traffic , even the whole VPS from the example, will not be enough to respond adequately to the website resource demands . The VPS from the example could be a good option for a small website , which is constantly gaining traffic and it is not loaded with heavy scripts .Of course you can host a lot of new websites on such VPS , but the need of migration to a better VPS will be inevitable at some point. To be able to host bigger number of websites on a VPS , you must choose more powerful one .