The Virtual Private Server (VPS) provides the power and flexibility of a dedicated server, with an expertly managed hosting environment. With a VPS you gain the ability to host multiple web sites, each with its own IP address, or run resource intensive programs such as content management systems or mailing list software. A VPS can be customized according to your needs.
With true root level access, our Virtual Private Servers allow you to reconfigure the Apache web server and Sendmail/Dovecot, as well as install and run PHP, Perl, MySQL, PostgreSQL, WordPress, Tomcat (VPS Pro Plus only), and thousands of free open source and commercial applications.
Virtual Private Server Options
|Managed Server||VPS is a managed hosting platform. From the start it has the latest security patches installed for all critical software such as the operating system and Apache web server. User-installed software such as PHP and MySQL is not automatically upgraded since there is a small chance that may impact your web site. Instead, as new versions are released, users can upgrade using a simple vinstall command.
By contrast, a virtual dedicated server is typically unmanaged, meaning you would be responsible for all software maintenance and patching.
|Backups||All servers have RAID and are backed up daily to disk. Files can be easily restored from the previous day's backup via the /backup "directory" or a shell program used to restore from tape or disk (a small fee may apply for tape restores).|
|E-mail Limitations||Each VPS runs its own mail server so there are no default e-mail limitations. You can configure limitations on message size, etc., if desired.|
|Technical Support||ITS provides US-based technical support. We value low-volume, high quality personal service so there is no massive call center to deal with.|
|Instant Upgrades||Upgrading or downgrading from one level VPS to another in the same family is instantaneous.|
A virtual server is a cross between a dedicated server and our shared hosting plans. Virtual Private Servers offer the high-powered hardware and control of a dedicated server as well as the cost savings of a shared-server hosting solution. How? One powerful dedicated server is partitioned into a limited number of virtual servers. Each virtual server operates independently since the entire operating system and Internet services are duplicated for each account.
Each Virtual Private Server resides in a protected sandbox that also provides enhanced "fair share" technology, which protects the system resources allocated to each VPS. This is the best defense in preventing any single VPS on a physical server from abusing shared resources and, ultimately, it keeps your website and applications performing consistently.
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