A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a type of hosting that virtually replicates a physical server with its own operating system and dedicated resources.
This allows you to be in control of all the server configurations, so you can create an environment fully adapted to your needs. For example, VPS allows you to edit the php.ini file, which is restricted on managed hosting environments.
Some other features, technologies, and programming languages that are available at VPS plans only are, for example:
JAVA, Python, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, C++, C#, Perl
Derived libs / Third party systems
Django, Node.js, ZeroMQ PHP, SEER, Tomcat
PostgreSQL, SQL SERVER, SQL Triggers
Integrated Functions / Systems
PHP GD2, FFMPEG, proc_open/proc_close, ini_restore, openlog, syslog, apache_child_terminate, apache_get_version, apache_getenv, apache_note, apache_setenv, Reverse Proxy, register_globals off, mod_xsendfile, asterisk
Keep in mind that VPS plans at Hostinger are self-managed. This means that all settings, such as installing and updating OS and applications, creating a DNS Zone, setting up a mail server, installing SSL, and everything else, should be done on your part.
If VPS is the best option for you, you can check all the available plans here: VPS Hosting. In case you want to explore other options, you can check our managed hosting as well, such as Web and Cloud plans. You can check this Tutorial to help you choose: Shared Hosting vs VPS Hosting: Which One Is for You?
Feel free to check our selection of short articles and complete tutorials about VPS management whenever you have any questions