|Full Root Access|
|99.99 Uptime SLA|
|Out of Band SSH Access|
|Plesk or cPanel|
|Bandwidth Graphs and Reporting||Optional|
|One Click Installs||on CentOS|
|Free IP Address|
Virtual private Servers (VPS) are a perfect solution for website owners who require a more powerful and flexible solution than shared web hosting, but do not need a full blown dedicated server.
On a shared hosting platform, server resources are shared between all sites on the server, and the performance of your site hinges upon every other site on that server being well-behaved.
In a shared environment, server configuration and installed modules are essentially locked down – some provision is made to allow for end-user configuration (PHP.ini modification for example), but essentially, you have to take what you’re given.
What a VPS offers you is a dedicated server environment that is located on shared hardware. You purchase a dedicated allocation of resources, and they are not shared with other users. To the end-user a Virtual server is functionally identical to a dedicated server. So essentially, a VPS offers you the same level of control as a dedicated server, but without the price-tag. However, that doesn’t mean that VPS is an inferior product to a dedicated server far from it. Depending upon the implementation, a virtual server can offer distinct advantages over its physical counterpart.
Our VPS product is built upon the KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) virtualisation technology. We use the latest generation of Dell PowerEdge r7xx series servers, optimised for virtualisation, to provide a stable platform.
If you’re moving to a VPS from one of our shared web hosting packages, CentOS is a great choice. Not only is a CentOS virtual server renowned for its stability, but anything you host on our shared platform is easy to transfer across with full compatibility.
Debian is a versatile yet stable operating system, highly regarded by the Linux security community. Using Debian as your OS gives you freedom to explore a wide range of frameworks and develop for a wide range of applications.
If you’re looking to be more experimental, a Fedora virtual server will meet your hosting needs. Although it’s very similar to Red Hat and CentOS in nature, Fedora allows you to use cutting-edge software releases, opening up many more opportunities for experimenting.
An OpenSUSE VPS creates a stable environment for hosting your websites and projects. As well as being user-friendly, OpenSUSE prioritises collaboration features and easy to use development and packaging processes, making it a great solution for application developers and group projects.
If you run Ubuntu on your computer at home, then an Ubuntu virtual server is a logical step to take as the web version is similar to that on your local machine. Easy for newcomers to Linux to pick up, Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux operating systems and there are plenty of support communities online if you need help.
Our VPS are available with Windows Server 2008 R2 (web and standard editions available) and Windows Server 2012 R2, making them ideal for designers and developers using MS SQL, ASP.NET and .NET.
Absolutely anything you like, provided it is legal. VPS are suitable to be used as webservers, games servers, FTP servers, mail servers, database servers.
Increasing your number of virtual CPUs will allow you to parallelise processes so that they may complete more rapidly. Each virtual CPU is assigned to a physical core on the VPS host machine.
Our SLA is 99.99%
Each physical server has 8 x 10k SAS disks for primary storage, in a RAID-10 array, to provide full storage redundancy and high-speed access to data, and a top-end PERC RAID card with battery-backed cache to ensure the integrity of your data and no storage bottlenecks. We use flash memory for the boot volume, to ensure fast booting and to minimize downtime during upgrades. Each physical server has 12 Intel Xeon cores, designed for heavy server workloads, and 144GB of RAM to accommodate the present and future memory needs of each virtual server.
Each VPS comes with one free IP address. Additional IPs can be ordered for £3.50 a month.
Upgrades occur immediately. If your disk is being upgraded, a reboot will be necessary.
You can request a rebuild to an alternative OS from the VPS control panel, this will begin immediately.