Posts Tagged ‘VPS Hosting’

Plesk VPS

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Plesk VPS is a software package that automates commercial web hosting. It was designed in Russia in the part of 2003.  Plesk VPS enables a server administrator to create new websites, reseller accounts, email accounts and DNS entries. All of this is done through a web based interface. The administrator is also able to set up client and site templates, which will pre determine resource allocation specifications for the domains and or clients.

Plesk VPS Hosting will work with Linux to support multiple platforms including Debian, Fedora and RedHat Linux to name just a few. Plesk VPS also works with Windows to support Windows 2003 and 2008 operating systems. Recently renamed Parallels Plesk Panel, Plesk VPS can install custom versions of, or manage some versions of MySQL and PostgreSQL databases, Apache, Tomcat and Java platform servers, and Coldfusion game servers.

Many experts contend that Plesk is not secure enough for multi-hosting security, since all VPS hosts are run under the same Apache user and in addition, share the same configuration. Improvements have been made, in particular for Windows, going forward, that all virtual hosts will run under their own worker process group.  However, in order to shore up security for Linux, the administrator must make manual corrections. Plesk VPS, to date, cannot make these corrections.  Plesk VPS users have the where with all to install web applications with a few simple mouse clicks. The downside of Plesk VPS is that it is not always that easy to install or upgrade applications in this way.  Identified security problems may lead to vulnerability of the servers.

Another identified shortcoming is Plesk VPS’ data back up  and restore functionality. Since backup files tend to be very big, the Plesk VPS mechanism limits the usable server storage space, sometimes forcing system administrators to make a choice between not backing up data or leaving large amounts of storage unused.

Managed VPS

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The term managed VPS is usually defined by the person using the term. The definition varies and is difficult to pin down, since each provider has his own understanding of what managed VPS Hosting means. Commonly, managed VPS is only available by way of a web based control panel. In other words, your provider gives support through the control panel if you have difficulties with your set up.

All custom applications used in your virtual private server are your responsibility. That is okay if your system administrator is on top of things. However, it can mean trouble for those who lack admin/system skills for handling developing situations. This is one of the disadvantages of using a virtual private server. A VPS is actually a partition in a shared dedicated server that functions independently from the other partitions in the dedicated server. It is a cheap way of having a dedicated server to run your business.

The managed VPS runs on its own operating system, has its own applications, software, security configurations and is not at risk from the other users sharing the dedicated server on the other side of the various partitions. Managed VPS delivers  more control than a shared server. But with more control comes more responsibility.  That’s why it is important to shop around before signing on with a web provider’s managed VPS system. You should understand exactly what it is that the provider is responsible for as well as what you as the client are in charge of.

Many providers are also willing to provide IT help to all of their managed VPS clients. But for a cost, however. So it is paramount to decide just how much money you want to spend for the services or whether you want to shop around for a managed VPS system that is within your budget yet handles all that your business needs in order to present the web presence that your business wants to project. Assess your present days needs as well as your future needs before determining what you need in managed VPS. You will be glad you took the time before rather than waited until trouble presents itself.

Linux VPS

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Linux VPS or Linux virtual private server is the same as a windows VPS. Linux is an alternative operating system that can be used to power your  personal business web presence.  Linux VPS is very powerful and also very flexible in the virtual environment. It is the perfect environment for any client or customer who needs a dedicated server but doesn’t have the resources to hire one.

Linux VPS gives the end user more power and control over their virtual servers at a greatly reduced operating costs. This is because the Linux operating system is a free system. It doesn’t cost anything to acquire. Those companies who want to host unlimited domains, resell hosting or may even want to use a variety of applications are better off with the inbuilt flexibility of the Linux VPS system. The downside to using Linux is its learning curve say experts. Linux is usually not recommended for newbies or beginning system administrators. Windows is considered to be more newbie and user friendly. However the costs involved with Windows VPS or dedicated web servers is astronomical in comparison to other systems including Linux. Linux is open source meaning updates and patches happen regularly and routinely, while Windows users must wait for a Microsoft intervention.

However, experts say that once you get used to Linux VPS system you will wonder why you used something else. Linux VPS Hosting is easy, simple and flexible as well as friendly when it comes to customizing your system. Linux VPS Hosting returns the most bang for the buck, according to industry experts if you can just get over the initial learning curve. And unlike Windows, Linux equally supports all applications, while Windows prefers its own applications. In fact, many experts think that Linux VPS is the wave of the future for web hosting in general.

Hosting Virtual

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Big corporations cut costs on their websites by hosting virtual servers for the company’s use as well as for the use of its clients. In fact, hosting virtual servers is the wave of the future according to industry experts. VPS is a worldwide phenomenon that is gaining popularity daily.  It is popular because of it’s inbuilt flexibility, control and reliability for both the web host as well as the clients and their websites.

Many businesses utilize hosting virtual servers for internal use rather than let company secrets become subject matter via the internet. These intranets are used by customers, employees and other workers in various departments. If there are no security concerns then website architects can merge the hosting virtual technology into a single server. This action reduces management as well as administrative overhead of what would other require a number of separate servers to do the same business.

Hosting a virtual server allows the web host to host more than one domain name on the same computer, sometimes on the same IP address. Hosting virtual servers is the most popular choice on the market today because it comes at the best price for most businesses.  There are two methods to accomplish the hosting of a virtual environment. One is name based, while the other is IP based.  Name based virtual hosts use many host names for the same web server IP address.

A malfunction in the DNS or domain name system will make it harder to access a virtual hosting website. The web browser is not able to recognize which host name to use when this occurs. Inputting the IP address might help. However what usually happens is that the server will answer with a default website and not what the user is looking for. One way to work around this is to add the IP address as well as the host name to the client’s system host file.  If this is done then the server will find the correct domain name and return the correct website.  Another issue with hosting virtual servers is the inability of the host to handle multiple secure websites running SSL.