VPS hosting accounts are created on a highly configured server implementing virtualization technology. All VPS hosting accounts are isolated from one another and can operate as independent servers. VPS hosting is cheaper and much reliable option for a dedicated server, if you cant afford to buy dedicated server. you will have root access for your Linux VPS whereas you will have Administrative RDP access if you opt for Windows VPS. Most web hosting service provider will offer you cpanel as control panel for your Linux VPS and Plesk control panel for Windows VPS. Cpanel and Plesk are most popular and widely used webhosting control panels. Both control panels are very user friendly and will help you to manage your VPS effectively.
Most web host may charge you extra for control panels so just confirm the prices of control panels before you place order. As you have root access to your server you can install all required software and applications on your server. you can treat VPS as cheaper option for dedicated server if you cant afford to buy a dedicated server still your main purpose of having dedicated like hosting environment would be fulfill. You should try to get a host who offer you managed hosting services so that you can concentrate more on your business and don’t have to worry about managing it.
If you are not much into technical side and don’t have much knowledge of managing hosting account then getting a managed hosting services would be a better option for you. Your should look for the master node configuration where your VPS would be setup also check for the number of VPS’s your webhosting service provider would be creating, as more the number of VPS’s created on master node more would be the load created on the node which may affect performance of master node. Usually webmaster go with a VPS hosting account if you want to install custom scripts or applications for their websites which is not possible on shared or reseller hosting accounts. VPS is a better, reliable and cheap opt for website hosting.