Compare Advanced Web Hosting Plans: UNIX

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Many IT professionals associate dedicated hosting with management hassles. However, those that rely on ITS Virtual Private Server (VPS) and Managed Private Server (MPS) accounts know better. Virtualization software partitions the resources of a single, physical server between multiple users in such a way that each VPS receives most of the benefits and performance of a dedicated server — without the day-to-day hassles of managing a server.

The following table compares the features for our managed VPS and MPS hosting plans. Let ITS worry about managing the data center, network, hardware, core software applications, security updates, and data backups, so you can focus on your web site and applications. Our Add-Ons page includes additional capabilities and pricing.

Our VPS plans provide a dedicated virtual server environment on powerful shared hardware. Need more power? Our MPS plans provide a managed server experience on dedicated hardware. Compare Advanced Hosting to Shared Hosting.

  VPS
Starter
VPS
Basic
VPS
Pro
VPS
Pro
Plus
MPS
Basic
MPS
Pro
MPS
Pro
Plus
Price
Monthly $49 $79 $109 $199 $339 $599 $879
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Resources/Technical Features
Disk Space
(see notes)
10 GB 20 GB 40 GB 60 GB 100 GB 200 GB 300 GB
Bandwidth (per month) No charge No charge No charge No charge 1 TB 2 TB 3 TB
Custom Domain Names or Virtual Subhosts 5 No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit No Limit
Host multiple web sites
Additional disk space or bandwidth optional optional optional optional optional optional optional
Dedicated IP Address (1)
Optional IPv6 address
(free; in U.S. data centers)
Additional IP Addresses
(see notes)
0 up to 4
(5 total)
up to 9
(10 total)
up to 19
(20 total)
up to 29
(30 total)
up to 39
(40 total)
up to 49
(50 total)
CPU priority 1x 2x 4x 8x 100% 100% 100%
Physical memory 256 MB 384 MB 512 MB 768 MB 1 GB 2 GB 4 GB
Maximum memory 512 MB 768 MB 1 GB 1.5 GB 4 GB (see add-ons)
Virtual memory 1 GB 1.5 GB 2 GB 3 GB 2 GB 4 GB 8 GB
Max processes 70 100 150 300 100,000 (see notes)
Max open files 2,000 4,000 8,000 16,000 500,000 500,000 500,000
Instant upgrade from lower plan n/a n/a n/a n/a
Server OS FreeBSD UNIX FreeBSD UNIX
Independent server OS and all processes
Can install own applications
Can install thousands of FreeBSD "ports" applications
Multiple T3, DS3, OC3, OC12 and OC48 connections
Daily tape and disk backup
Large UPS, multi-gigawatt generator backup power
Extensive online documentation
24/7 network monitoring
Available in East or West coast U.S. data centers
Available in German data center (Japan also available for extra fee)
Server Access
FTP Access
Web-based control panel
Telnet/SSH shell access (admin user)
Root access
Telnet/SSH shell access (users)
Software firewall
Platform
Dedicated hardware
FreeBSD 6 UNIX OS
Dual Intel Xeon CPUs
Dual-core Intel Xeon CPUs
Quad-core Intel Xeon CPUs (2)
Hardware RAID 1 SCSI/SAS 10,000 rpm hard disks, plus backup disk
Web Services
Apache web server 2.x 2.x 2.x 2.x 2.x 2.x 2.x
Full cgi-bin access
Access/edit configuration files
Dynamic module support
Mail Services
Personalized POP e-mail boxes - No Limits - - No Limits -
IMAP mailboxes - No Limits - - No Limits -
E-mail aliases/forwarding - No Limits - - No Limits -
E-mail quota (disk space) limits per user
SMTP (including
alternative ports)
Autoresponders
Mailing lists
WebMail
Server based
anti-spam features
Advanced anti-spam see ITS Mail Guard see ITS Mail Guard
Virus scanning of
e-mail attachments
FTP Services
Private ProFTPd server
Anonymous FTP
Non-anonymous FTP accounts - No Limits - - No Limits -
SFTP support
Upload quota (disk space) limits
Custom welcome and directory messages
Web Development Tools
Microsoft FrontPage Server extensions
Preconfigured CGI script library
PHP 5
PHP 4
Perl 5
Ruby on Rails
Zope, Python, Tcl
Miva Empresa
FreeBSD Ports
Java™ (JRE/JDK)
Java™ Servlets
Java™ Server Pages
Apache Tomcat
Linux compatibility env.
(Fedora Core Linux 4)
E-Commerce
SSL (includes shared certificate)
SSL (user may add a custom SSL certificate)
ShopSite Lite + $15 + $15 + $15 + $15 + $15 + $15 + $15
ShopSite Manager + $40 + $40 + $40 + $40 + $40 + $40 + $40
ShopSite Pro + $65 + $65 + $65 + $65 + $65 + $65 + $65
Mercantec SoftCart optional optional optional optional optional optional optional
Miva Merchant not recommended optional optional
Databases
MySQL
PostgreSQL
Oracle Gateways
Multimedia
RealServer
(license required)
Shockwave Flash
Statistics (Log Analyzer) Packages
Raw log files
WebTrends
(client license required)
Urchin
Analog
http-analyze
The Webalizer

Notes

On UNIX VPS plans, even though the entire server is virtualized, shared elements such as the OS, system files, FreeBSD "ports" collection, and many common programs such as the Apache web server binaries do not count against disk space.

One IP address is included; additional IP addresses are available as shown for an additional charge.

MPS plans have a processes limit to prevent runaway services. In practice, we find most MPS accounts typically handle 500-2,000 processes before RAM and CPU usage become a limiting factor in performance, just like any dedicated server. Of course, that varies with the MPS account type and specific usage patterns.

Due to price reductions from our data center partner, pricing shown applies to new accounts only.