Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting|
VPS Hosting utilizes a technology called Virtualization, to create an isolated Virtual Machine for you with dedicated resources and full root access. It gives you all the features and functions of a Dedicated Server, without the additional cost.
Advantages of VPS Hosting
With VPS Hosting, you have complete isolation. This means that no matter what other users might be doing on the server, your VPS package will be unaffected. With root access, you can install whatever applications you require. VPS also gives you guaranteed resources, so no matter what, the CPU, RAM, HDD and Bandwidth allocated to your VPS package will always be available for your applications.
A KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtual private server which sits on top of a physical dedicated server. Resources are dedicated to the KVM VPS and are not shared with other users on the physical device, offering tremendous reliability and performance. The KVM VPS are only available on Linux; no Windows servers are available.
The Difference Between KVM and OpenVZ
A KVM VPS is true virtualization where the VPS operates as its own server, independently of the host node. The operating system (OS) is included completely as part of the KVM VPS. None of the resources are shared with any other VPS on the underlying physical dedicated server. OpenVZ is a container based virtualization which relies on the host node's OS kernel externally from the VPS which is shared by all VPS systems on the underlying physical dedicated server.
cPanel on the VPS Package
We have an automated installation process configured on our servers. When you buy a HHD-based KVM VPS, cPanel will be installed on your package. This is inclusive of any package that you choose to buy. cPanel is optional on the SSD-based KVM VPS as an extra cost it but is pre installed if you order it along with the VPS. See the SSD KVM VPS OPTIONS in the left chart at the top of this page for cost.
Kind of Software that Can Be Installed on a KVM VPS Package
As you have full root access, you may install any compatible software on your VPS package. However, any software that violates our Terms of Service (TOS) and/or our Acceptable Usage Policy (AUP) will not be allowed. If the customer does not remove the software within a reasonable time frame (12 to 24 hours) after being notified of the violation, it will be removed by our Abuse Department. A second occurrence may result in termination of the account with or without notice.
Dedicated IP Availability
One Dedicated IP, maximum, MUST be ordered with your VPS. Additional Dedicated IPs may also be ordered but will not be setup until 24 hours after payment is received. In either case, Dedicated IPs are an extra cost option as shown in the tables above.
Support We Provide
We will assist in managing and troubleshooting the following services:
- Container boot related issues
- Network related issues
- Hardware related issues
- Setup and re-installation of VPS
- Core OS updates and patches
- Container login issues
- Reverse DNS setup
- Initial installation and basic firewall setup
If you are not sure which configuration best fits your needs, or you would like help with capacity planning for your business or web site, please do not hesitate to contact our support staff for no-obligation help.
You are responsible for your backups and web content. It is recommended that you keep copies of your content safe and make your own backups. You can take a backup from your cPanel or use a remote backup solution.
An upgrade or downgrade is not possible between the plans or resources. Therefore, make sure the plan you select is sufficient to cover your current and future personal or business needs. If you absolutely need to upgrade or downgrade to another plan, you will have to cancel the current plan (no refunds if cancelled before the current plan's expiration date) and order the new plan. For example, if you purchase a small VPS for a 3-year period and you decide that you need a larger VPS during the first year, you will not be refunded for the second and third years as well as whatever remains for the first year. The same holds true for moving from a large VPS to a smaller VPS.
Linux Version for SSD-based KVM VPS
During the order process for SSD-based KVM VPS only, you can select one of the following four Linux OS for your server (not available for the HHD-based KVM VPS). The selected OS will be installed on your server at no additional cost to you and cannot be changed once installed:
Other Free Bonuses
- CentOS 7
- Ubuntu 16
- Fedora 23
- Debian 8
In addition to all the features and options outlined above, 45th Parallel Internet Services has added the following items for all (SSD-based and HDD-based) KVM Servers specified below that are ordered:
See below for contact information to address any questions or comments you may have concerning these plans.
- Free SSL Certificate for first 3 months of account if domain does not have an owned SSL Certificate to allow time for purchase of a 1 or 2 year certificate. The purchase of a SSL Certificate for the all domains is highly recommended, especially for an eCommerce site! You may purchase a low cost SSL Certificate from 45th Parallel Internet Services or it can be purchased elsewhere. Once purchased, we will install the SSL Certificate for you.
- One Free Domain for the life of the plan and free renewal on the registered domain's expiration date. Applies to all 1-year, 2-year or 3-year plans only. Restrictions apply; see our Free Domain Name Policy page for more information.
- If you order a Semi-annual, Annual, Biennial or Triennial plan, you will be given free months as shown below. This will be itemized on the invoice you receive for the order and any renewal invoices.
- Semi-Annual: 1 free month
- Annual: 2 free months
- Biennial: 4 free months
- Triennial: 6 free months