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 is VPS hosting, and how is it different from Dedicated Server hosting?
VPS is an acronym for “Virtual Private Server”. This style of hosting mimics that of a dedicated server, but instead utilizes a shared server environment. The physical servers where VPS nodes are hosted will be housed in a data center, like that of a Dedicated Server, however a VPS is a portioned part of this physical server that has its own operating system, disc space, and bandwidth. Your VPS offers extensive server customization options, similar to a dedicated server, but at the fraction of the cost. With dedicated servers, you rent out an entire server, whereas with shared hosting, you rent a portion of a server that’s shared with other users and is therefore cheaper and often provides you with the necessary resources to get you started.
How does VPS hosting work?
VPS hosting is similar to using virtualized software in your Operating System. For example, let’s say you have a Macbook but actually need to use Windows for a certain program to run. Instead of buying a separate Windows-based PC, you could use software like VirtualBox or VMware to run Windows on your Macbook; this software will allow you to run a ‘virtualized’ version of the Windows OS on your Mac-based machine. The same can be said for a VPS. On the same single physical server, you can run several different ‘virtualized’ servers. Each of these virtual servers will act as if they’re on separate dedicated servers themselves, but will be in a ‘shared’ or virtualized environment.
What are the benefits of VPS hosting?
A VPS can be totally customized to your liking and give you much more control over your hosting environment when compared to a shared server. You can also grow your VPS server, requesting an increase in resources, as your traffic levels and resource requirements increase.
What software can I install on my VPS?
With VPS hosting, you have full control over the software that your server is running. Typically, the only limits placed upon the software you can run are on the actual operating system that the server runs (needing to choose from available, pre-configured OSes – though the list of available OSes in our offering is quite extensive), and your total memory allocation that you have reserved.
Which virtualization technology is better, KVM or OpenVZ?
First of all, OpenVZ can ONLY host Linux-based operating systems, while KVM is more flexible and can host Linux, Windows, and some custom OS options.
Both a pro and a con of OpenVZ is the complete sharing of resources it allows. OpenVZ uses a shared kernel with a layer of virtualization on top of the actual Linux OS. Since this kernel is shared by all VPS users on this node, the kernel is not customizable. Once you have hit your allocated RAM provided to you, the remaining RAM becomes a free-for-all for users on the server. This is not a problem if you run small applications, but you may be in trouble if you are running something more resource intensive.
KVM allows you to set maximum and minimum values to your resources, so that you only use the resources your applications need. This is real hardware virtualization, meaning better performance from lower requirements on the hypervisor. 100% of the RAM and disk resources are dedicated to one individual user. KVM provides a more isolated environment and gives users their own 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.