Nobody can deny the role of internet in today’s world in making information of all kinds easily accessible to all its users. From gathering data about a particular topic or for sending large files to a country far away, from getting in touch with old friends to booking flights, trains, contacting emergency services, the pervasive power of the internet has changed the world at the outset of this technological revolution.
Websites are the mediums through which one can get access to different kinds of information and services. Various companies, businesses, individual users have their own websites which are uploaded in the internet on web servers by the process called hosting. The hosts provide spaces to upload these websites on the server that they own.
There are different types of hosting services like shared web hosting, Windows VPS, dedicated hosting services, VPS Hosting services etc. Of them the latter, also known as Virtual Private Servers, is a type of server that has features similar to both shared and dedicated hosting. It is basically one big server which has been partitioned into different small virtual servers which can possess their own operating systems.
The hosting accounts can be operated on separately; they can be booted and rebooted and its users have full root access to the partitions that they own. They can install any type of system software; carry out any root user operation without interfering with the activities of other users who’re sharing the other partitions on the same server.
It’s not always possible to get the help from the hosting provider when some server management is necessary like installing some software or debugging etc; either it’s unavailable or it comes expensive. Here VPS Hosting comes useful as the users have the control over their own servers with root accesses. The hosting fee lies between those of shared and dedicated hosting services.