Our VPS's are powered by OpenVZ, a leading open source container-based virtualization solution built on Linux. OpenVZ creates isolated, secure containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; containers can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.
The OpenVZ project is an open source community project supported by Parallels and is intended to provide access to the code and ultimately for the open source community to test, develop and further the OS virtualization effort. It is in the lead in terms of new technology advancements and develpments bringing the one of the fastest and robust virtualization technology available today.
We use the advanced HyperVM VPS management software. HyperVM is a multi-platform, multi-tiered, multi-server, multi-virtualization web based application that will allows us to create and manage different Virtual Machines each based on different technologies across machines and platforms.
HyperVM sports advanced features allowing us to manage our entire vps hosting from a single console. HyperVm has been optimized for cross data-center clusters, allowing you to have your servers spread across multiple data centers all over the world. Some key HyperVM features:
Pre-installed software on your VPS:
The base configuration on your VPS is a powerful specially configured platform for you to begin with to get your web applications running blazingly fast. You have full root access to your VPS which enables you to install new applications into your VPS without any limitations.
All VPS's are pre-installed with a MySQL database server (PostgreSQL is also available), the world's most popular open source database which is renowned for its consistent high performance, reliability and ease of use. It's used and relied upon by developers big and small including the world's largest and fastest growing organizations to power their high-volume web sites and web applications including such high profile companies as Google and Yahoo.
Out VPS's would be nothing without the best and the world's most popular web server, Apache which is by far the most complete, open source and customizable HTTP server software in the world! This is the most crucial choice of software because it is the one that serves your site up to your visitors and the software that enables us to serve your site all over the world at the click of a mouse.
And of course, what VPS would be complete without unfettered and total access to the PHP Hypertext Processor which enables you to post to your blog, converse in your forums and so much more! Our PHP functionality has been rated to be the fastest by independent third party web hosting reviews and is constantly and consistently being improved with each new release and upgrade.
Special settings on our Premium Hosting services include: Safemode off, fsockopen enabled, GD image library enabled, curl functionality, Perl CGI, Python CGI support
- Apache HTTP Server: 2.2.6
- MySQL Database: 5.x
- PHP Processor: 5.2.4
Every VPS is pre-installed with the world-famous Webmin control panel.
About Xen Virtualisation
Xen is a virtualisation technology for x86 processors, that supports the execution of multiple operating systems
on a single hardware platform.
Xen virtualization provides many exciting benefits over traditional single OS computers, including live server
migrations, server consolidation, application mobility and secure computing.
What sets Xen apart from other virtualization technologies, however, is its performance.
In fact, running over Xen, Linux's performance in a variety of benchmarks is consistently close to native Linux. Xen is widely supported in the industry, with significant investment by Intel and AMD.
Xen was developed at the University of Cambridge computer laboratory and is open source software, released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
Hyper-VToday, the Host runs each Guest in a separate session, and each guest runs in its own little world, mostly unable to access features of the Host. Hypervisor and Hyper-V (MS branding) allows the Guest VMs to call into well-defined services of the host and let the Host handle the requests closer to the bare-metal, thereby increasing performance and improving resource allocation. The Guest OS is now virtualization aware and can do things differently when it is run from within a virtual session rather than on bare-metal. Why would an OS ever want to do things differently when it is in a VM rather than on bare metal? Well, take the page file for example. When the OS is on bare metal, the OS needs a page file to swap physical memory with disk-based memory. However, when the OS is running within a VM as a guest, the host OS probably already has its own page file. So, why should the guest maintain a separate page file, effectively making the physical hardware do double work? It would be a much more efficient if the guess OS could simply ask the host OS to page memory on the guest OS's behalf. This would eliminate the double layer of IO that guest machines currently have to go through in order to page memory.