Fast CPUs, lots of disk storage, plenty of bandwidth and a USA-based IP address!
RELIABLE & AFFORDABLE HOSTING
Powerful Intel hardware that performs
All our VPS servers run on recent Intel-based hardware with at least 12 cores (2 x 6 cores) and 48+ GB of RAM. Unlike others, we do not oversell, so you won’t find your machine coming to a crawl because other users have ramped up their workload and taken up critical server resources.
All of our VPS hardware has redundancy built in, from multiple power supplies to multiple disks built in RAID arrays, so you don’t have to worry about downtime or data loss.
Offering OpenVZ and KVM virtualization technologies
We offer both OpenVZ and KVM virtualization technologies at the same price, so depending on your use case and needs, you are free to choose whatever will work best for you.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What exactly does "VPS hosting" mean, and how exactly does it differ from your Dedicated Server hosting?
VPS is simply an acronym for “Virtual Private Server”. This type of hosting provides users with resources much like a dedicated server does, but instead, the resources are offered in a shared hosting environment. The physical servers where VPS nodes are hosted will be located in a datacenter like that of a dedicated server, however a VPS is the broken up or ‘portioned’ part of a physical server that has its own OS, memory and disk space. A VPS that is hosted through our company is offered with many customizable options, not unlike a a dedicated server, but all this is provided at a significantly lower cost than a dedicated server. With dedicated servers, you actually rent out an entire server, whereas with VPS (or shared) hosting, you only rent the portion of a server that you need, and the rest is shared with other users; VPSes are therefore typically significantly cheaper than dedicated servers, and provide the necessary resources along with the tools to get you started, and up and running quickly.
Can you explain how VPS hosting works?
VPS hosting can be seen as being very similar to simply using virtualized software in your existing OS. As an example, let’s imagine that you are using a Macbook with MacOSX installed on it, but you actually require Windows for a particular application to run. Instead of purchasing a Windows-based PC for this one app to run, you could use a piece of software like VirtualBox to actually have Windows run on your Macbook; this software will run a ‘virtualized’ version of Windows on your MacOSX-based machine. This is the same concept in how a VPS functions. On a single physical machine, you can therefore run many different ‘virtualized’ servers.
Why would I want to go with VPS hosting?
A VPS is fully customizable, and can provide the user with far more control over their hosting environment than a shared server would. A VPS also allows you to grow your hosting environment as traffic and resource utilization increase, by simply asking the provider to increase the amount of allocated resources.
What software am I able to install on my VPS?
With our VPS hosting offering, first, you can choose the OS that is installed; you can either select a pre-configured OS and perform a one-click install or re-install of it, or you can mount an ISO and install whatever OS you wish. You also have the ability to install whatever other software you’d like, provided that you have the legal rights (along with any required license) to run the software on your VPS.
Which virtualization technology is better, KVM or OpenVZ?
First of all, it should be mentioned that OpenVZ can only host Linux-based operating systems, while KVM has way more flexibility in this regard as it can host Linux along with Windows, and some other custom OSes.
Now, as far as pros and cons, both a pro and a con of OpenVZ is the complete sharing of resources it allows. OpenVZ actually makes use of the kernel of the host node, but adds a layer of virtualization on top of the host OS. Since this kernel will actually be shared by all VPS users on this particular node, the kernel is therefore not customizable to the user of the OpenVZ VPS. Your VPS provider will grant or allocate you a certain amount of memory (RAM), but once you hit that maximum amount, the remaining RAM on the host node gets fought for by all the other users on that particular host node. This will typically not be a problem for users running small application, however, something that is more resource intensive will definitely feel the effects of this.
KVM technology on the other hand allows the provider to set a maximum and minimum amount of resources available, thereby limiting users of that VPS node to only what is allocated (and presumably to what that user actually requires). Because KVM virtualization is actually true hardware virtualization, it typically provides for better performance while utilizing less requirements on the hypervisor. A full allocation of both the memory (RAM) and disk is dedicates to an individual user. KVM technology allows for a more isolated environment and provides users with their own (and therefore modifiable) kernel.
Where are your VPS servers hosted, and how long do they take to set up?
We currently offer our VPS service out of 2 physical locations:
1- Jacksonville, Florida
2- Los Angeles, California
Like our other hosting services, our billing and provisioning systems are integrated and fully automated, so your VPS service is automatically setup (and server details emailed out to you) within minutes of you completing your online payment of your invoice.