Introducing KVM VPS servers!
We are very happy to announce, that we are now offering Linux KVM VPS servers! And to kick it off, we are offering a KVM VPS server for just $1/mo! For the last years, we’ve been relying on two different virtualization technologies – Virtuozzo Containers and OpenVZ VPS, to bring the VPS philosophy to you.
Following the latest trends on the VPS market and to respond on the numerous queries we are receiving about KVM VPS servers, we are now introducing an innovative virtualization technology onboard – Linux KVM.
What is a KVM VPS ?
Just like Virtuozzo and OpenVZ, KVM is a Linux-based virtualization technology where one physical server is partitioned into a number of virtual instances (servers), which act independently of each other and have their own OS, albeit sharing the server’s resources at the hardware level.
There are many ways to implement virtualization, however. Thich leaves space for customization and adaptation to the specificities of the given hosting platform.
And this is where KVM makes a difference.
The KVM virtualization technology provides a new perspective to virtualization, bringing it a step further.
It offers flexibility, which has allowed us to build a custom hybrid platform where your resource-sensitive VPS server can reside trouble-free.
The philosophy of KVM is ‘full virtualization at the hardware level’, which allows for the maximum utilization of CPU resources.
Through emulation of actual physical devices, each VPS server can get a dedicated virtual chunk of the server’s CPU and even have its very own OS running on it.
The KVM technology has also allowed us to increase disk and network I/O request processing speeds by means of VirtIO paravirtualization. VirtIO is a virtualization standard for disk and network device drivers, which allows high performance to be achieved.
VirtIO drivers are available by default with most standard Linux distributions. If you are a FreeBSD or a Windows user, you should configure the drivers during the OS installation itself.
OS and Control Panel choices with the KVM VPS packages
We are launching the KVM packages with a range of pre-installed OS options, namely:
– CentOS 6 (x86_64), CentOS 7 (x86_64)
– Debian 7 (x86_64), Debian 8 (x86_64)
– Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x86_64), Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x86_64)
Customers will be able to select any of the OS options on the order form and get their KVM servers set up quickly, just like with the OpenVZ VPS packages.
For start you will be able to order a KVM without a Control Panel or choose a cPanel installation for your CentOS 6 or CentOS 7 environment.
After the launch of the KVM packages, as a second phase, we’ll be performing extensive post-release compatibility tests with other OS instances, as well as with the our free and custom built Hepsia Control Panel.
We’ll keep you updated on our progress and on the dates on which the extra OS and Control Panel options will be released.
An integrated server management interface with all KVM VPSs
With the purchase of a KVM package, each customer will gain access to the SolusVM web interface, which provides a smooth and safe management of their server environment.
SolusVM, which is also integrated into the OpenVZ VPS packages, will allow you to manage multiple virtual servers, both OpenVZ and KVM-based, from a single interface
Via SolusVM you can easily reboot your VPS when needed, re-install the Operating System or change the root password using SolusVM’s clean, safe and easily customizable interface.
Integrated features and upgrade services
Apart from a very good balance between server resources and price, the KVM packages also offer SSH/full root access, a dedicated IP address and a set of reseller hosting tools, like the ClientExec billing & support software and a domain reseller account.
Each KVM is backed up by our solid 99.9% network uptime guarantee and is configured within 1 hour of signup, with no extra setup fees.
Weekly data backups and 24x7x365 technical support for installed applications are included as standard.
NOTE: For now, we are offering KVM VPS packages only in our premium US data center. Just like with the OpenVZ VPS packages, KVM users will be able to get extra RAM quotas and IP addresses.