Any website owner is aimed to minimize the expenses on website creation and maintenance. In some cases such strategy is fully justified and can be used without loss in quality or functionality. A shining example of a rational solution in this direction is cheap hosting on virtual VDS and VPS servers.
Such service implies renting a dedicated space for locating domain zones, databases, file libraries, applications and any other types of digital data. The owner of virtual VDS server gets fully tangible computational resources and big memory space for installation of any software and full control under its functioning.
Flexible terms for administration are provided with the aim of root permissions that give the owner full access to files and folders, including the system ones, as well as ability to setup any configurations and parameters of virtual device using a handy console. VDS technology is the cheapest and the most comfortable way to take care about hosting. The virtualization of physical server has all its advantages at much more attractive rates.
From the operation point of view rending dedicated virtual server is not different from using physical devices. The hosting provider simply divides system resources of the physical server into a view virtual segment that operate absolutely autonomously from each other and are controlled solely by their owners.
The provider assigns each such virtual VDS server a specific amount of RAM, processor time and disk space. A consumer of hosting service defines how to manage these resources and how to setup them for executing his individual tasks.
Many consumers searching for the best hosting provider do not understand the difference between VDS (VPS) under Windows and *NIX systems.
The difference is in the specific character of the operating system: Windows Server is provided with a familiar graphic interface that includes the components for web server and database management. Cent OS, Debian or FreeBSD are managed only from the command line. In order to control the server efficiently, you need a control panel or perfect knowledge of console commands. Solutions on Windows and UNIX operating systems are different in virtualization technologies and sphere of application.