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Vps Solution: Questions & Answers

• What is Web Hosting?
• What is VPS and what can it do for me?
• What is a domain name?
• How do I register a domain name?
• What exactly is space and data transfer?
• Can I see who is looking at my site, what pages are popular etc?
• What are PHP, ASP, .net, Perl, Coldfusion, etc?
• What is MySQL or MS SQL 2000?
• Why do you use Dedicated Database Servers?
• Can I keep my old domain when I switch web hosts?
• How can I pay for web hosting?
• How do I use PayPal?


What is Web Hosting? [top]
Web Hosting is the “hosting” or “posting” of your web site contents on a server that is connected to the internet, such that anyone in the world could see your web site.

What is VPS and what can it do for me? [top]
A Virtual Private Server is functionally identical to a dedicated server. Each VPS hosted on the “host” server has it’s own operating system, configuration files, applications, databases; all completely isolated from other VPS users. You receive root access to your server, and have full control of your machine. This is the perfect choice for business owners and professionals in need of full control of their hosting. With a VPS, each individual server runs its own isolated services and applications. Another user’s VPS will never affect your own server’s performance, stability, or uptime. The great thing about Virtuozzo is that “Quality of Service” guarantees can be made that completely guarantee superb performance at all times, regardless of other users’ on the server node. Further enhancing your server’s performance is our policy of keeping our servers lightly loaded, ensuring high performance.

VPS vs. Dedicated Server
Virtual Private Servers function exactly as do dedicated servers at a fraction of the cost. Similarities include the following. Both stand alone servers and VPS use their own CPU, Ram, have their own IP addresses, disk-space, and full “root” access is provided, this is your own server. Although many VPS may reside in the same server, each VPS is totally isolated from others on the same node and are unaffected by the actions of the other VPS. This is ensured by Virtuozzo’s highly sophisticated resource management system. No one VPS is allowed to use all of the server’s resources as there is a maximum and minimum level of resources allotted to each VPS. However if needed, Virtuozzo allows VPS to burst to the maximum resource level available at that instance.

Web Hosting Virtual Private Servers
Plesk or Helm Control Panel Yes
Site Builder  
Included Applications  
2 Hour Account Setup Yes
Host Multiple Domains Yes
Root Access  
Capability to install software  
E-Commerce Package  
Web Based e-mail service Yes
Your own Mail server  
Ability to stop/restart server  
Ability to backup/restore server  
Plesk or Helm Control Panel Yes
Site Builder Yes
Included Applications Yes
2 Hour Account Setup Yes
Host Multiple Domains Yes
Root Access Yes
Capability to install software Yes
E-Commerce Package Yes
Web Based e-mail service Yes
Your own Mail server Yes
Ability to stop/restart server Yes
Ability to backup/restore server Yes

What is a domain name? [top]
Any website would need (ideally) to have a domain name registered, so that people could go to your site via a name, rather than an IP address. For example, before domain names, http://www.vpssolution.co.uk would have been http://83.149.83.2. As you might imagine having domain names simplifies the internet ten fold. You can register a domain name with vpssolution.co.uk at a low price, with extremely fast turnaround on DNS updates. DNS updates could take 48-72 hours with most providers, with Vps Solution we update our records immediately, most customers report DNS changes being activated immediately with our system.

How do I register a domain name? [top]
When signing up for your web hosting, VPS server, or reseller account, you can sign up for your domain name. Pricing is varied based on what type of domain extension you choose (.com, .net, .nl, .de, etc)

What exactly is space and data transfer? [top]
Disk space is precisely as it sounds: the space allotted to your account for storing of files and databases. Data transfer is the amount of data that you are allotted per month to transfer from our servers to your web viewers. For example, say you have a site, www.widgets.com, which has 10 JPG's, each of which is 100KByte, and 1000 viewers on the web downloaded each of your JPG's, your total Data Transfer used for that period would be: (10 x 100KByte) x 1000 viewers = 1,000,000KBytes = 1GB. A very popular site could use over 300GB per day, whereas a personal site or a basic business page would only use 500MB to 1GB per month. It all depends on what type of site you have. Feel free to contact our sales department to discuss further if needed.

Can I see who is looking at my site, what pages are popular etc? [top]
Most definitely, we offer several log analyzer packages with our various hosting solutions, each of which is very capable of providing you with a graphical representation of your bandwidth usage, where your bandwidth is going, what pages are most popular, how long visitors are staying on your site, who is looking at your site (with full DNS reverse lookup). Logs are kept on file for 6 months.


What are PHP, ASP, .net, Perl, Coldfusion, etc? [top]
These are programming languages that sites and or scripts are written in. Our servers are equipped to handle all of these languages, however certain plans are limited to PHP/Perl, whereas others are directed towards ASP applications, etc. These languages form the "core" of what we call a dynamic site. These sites typically use Databases as well, discussed further below.

What is MySQL or MS SQL 2000? [top]
These are relational database server side packages that process requests against a database hosted on the server. For example, you could have a database with 50,000 products and prices, and a search form on your web site which would pull information from this database. The database can be easily updated from a GUI client such as MySQL-Front or MS Access for quick updates to pricing, descriptions, etc. This is truly a revolution in the web industry, as more and more web sites and systems are starting to make use of databases.

Why do you use Dedicated Database Servers? [top]
vpssolution.co.uk is ready for this boost in demand and as such has dedicated database servers which are used only for database storage and query execution. Our Octa Xeon IBM servers are designed to process millions of queries per minute, and certainly do provide the best performance possible

Can I keep my old domain when I switch web hosts? [top]
Of course, you will keep your domain name with absolutely no downtime if planned correctly. We can walk you through the DNS switch over process.

How can I pay for web hosting? [top]
You can pay for your web hosting account using a major credit card or your PayPal account. We also accept bank deposits from our European customers.

How do I use PayPal? [top]
PayPal is a payment system with which you could pay anyone with an email address securely using your credit card or bank account. Your sensitive information is never released to anyone but PayPal. PayPal is owned and operated by eBay.com. You can sign up for PayPal here.

If you have additional questions, our sales & support engineers will help you either via phone or email.



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