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VPS Virtua-1
1 CPU Core
30 GB Storage
$12.00 / month

VPS Virtua-2
1 CPU Core
50 GB Storage
$20.00 / month

VPS Virtua-3
2 CPU Cores
70 GB Storage
$36.00 / month

What are VPSs?

Because shared hosting packages have restricted capacities and a dedicated server is too costly for most individuals, given web hosting distributors supply a third website hosting service kind - the VPS. This web hosting solution delivers top-flight performance at a very affordable rate and is frequently the preferred option for online portals that need plenty of resources.

What exactly is a VPS?

A powerful physical server is divided into a few VPS that emulate the behavior of a typical dedicated web server. There are a lot of software apps that make this division tenable so that the customer acquires a completely functional hosting server with root privileges and ensured system resources.

KVM, OpenVZ and Vserver Virtualization Interfaces.

The root access permits people to install extra server-side software programs that are sometimes necessary for particular web applications to operate correctly. Each VPS is normally managed through a virtualization panel like KVM, OpenVZ or Vserver, which is used to keep an eye on and restart active processes and services, install a web hosting CP tool and update the software on the server. More skillful customers can do all that stuff via a Secure Shell terminal as well.

Managed VPS Services?

Given Virtual Private Servers do not provide root-level access to the client, but are managed by the hosting vendor. This is the so-called managed web hosting solution, whereby the web hosting distributor keeps an eye on the monitoring processes and software installations. In comparison, with the more widespread unmanaged hosting solution, the client deals with all that stuff, we at The Duck Host also offer a Managed Services option. In this way, users can carry out anything they want on the VPS, but they can also depend on the web hosting company for technical issues that they cannot resolve themselves.

Earn Money With Your VPS.

The hosting storage space on a virtual private hosting server is administered through a CP interface like cPanel, Hepsia, Plesk or DirectAdmin. There are 10's of web hosting CP GUIs on the Internet, so clients can utilize either the one supplied by the web hosting provider, or the one that they would like provided that concrete web hosting Control Panel can run on the preferred server Operating System. From then on, everything is strictly the same as with a commonplace web hosting user account - file administration, e-mail administration, database management, etc. Some web hosting CPs also include a reseller back office tool, which permits clients to set up and sell hosting plans to other individuals. This is a method to generate good revenue as clients are looking for high quality website hosting services constantly and 1000's of brand new domains are being registered every day. Even if the VPS package is small, the end users will not know its actual system resources, but will only discern the consumed and the unused system resources as percentages.

The Advantages of the VPS.

Apart from being much more affordably priced, a Virtual Private Server package has one more advantage over a dedicated web hosting server. Whereas the resources on a physical machine are always limited by its hardware, a VPS server is a private virtual web hosting server with software limits. If required, these restrictions can be circumvented with a few mouse clicks, and certain hosting companies also provide "burstable" resources as part of their regular VPS packages. If a concrete resource quota limit has been reached, but there are residual system resources on the physical server, they can be assigned to this particular virtual private web server, making sure that it can cope with the momentary immense server load. This will keep all web pages stored on the VPS available online until either the load diminishes, or the customer upgrades the package to a more advanced one. This versatility makes Virtual Server a preferred option for resource-absorbing online portals as it ensures their stability and online availability.

A VPS - a sensible option for your site(s).

Choosing the most appropriate web hosting plan can at times be hard but a VPS package is always an excellent option for a start. It will provide sufficient resources to tackle the load generated by any website, even a frequently visited social network or a big e-commerce website.