Many websites run on shared hosting. With a hosting provider, you order a hosting package that comes with PHP/MySQL preinstalled. You can then easily install your own Joomla / WordPress / Drupal site. But what if you want to run other software than is standardly installed on the server, such as newer PHP versions, etc. A possible solution is the use of a Virtual Private Server (VPS).
Peter tells about how he came to use his own VPS and his experiences with it. And about what you have to do to set up and manage a VPS. Hopefully there will be time (and the technology will allow it) for a live demonstration of setting up a VPS to install a website.