An Overview of our KVM Linux Virtual Server

kvmbanner-logo2_srhvnwOur Linux Virtual Server is a reliable, scalable, and very available load balanced software constructed on top of a cluster of real servers. Linux’s operating system runs the load balancer to keep everything running with optimal speed and efficiency. Virtualization is always an ideal option in its ability to increase server utilization and decrease energy costs. The server cluster’s workings are completely visible to the users, who have the ability to interact with it. LVS allows load balancing of web and mail servers as well as other networked services. Potential uses include VOIP, web, email, and media services, managing workloads, organizing storage, reducing costs – the options are as limitless as your creativity!

The virtual server takes away the inconvenience of having to use up your own storage, while still providing the benefit of complete access for the users, who can interact with it just as if they were personally hosting the server.

The benefits of using KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) virtualization include the ability to run numerous virtual machines of Linux or Windows. Each virtual machine is complete in itself with its own private hardware. KVM’s loadable kernel module supports the core virtualization infrastructure and a processor specific module. KVM has rapidly become the default open-source system on Linux for creation and the support of virtual machines.

All of our LVS versions come with KVM virtualization, in addition to many other helpful services such as hardware-based virtualization, high performance SSD, nightly backups, unlimited bandwidth and network transfer, and more

The Linux Virtual Server’s endless flexibility and on-going growth make it a useful and exciting server to work with.

An overview and comparison of Shared Hosting with Virtual and Dedicated Servers

With all the possibilities, different strengths and weaknesses, it can be confusing to select just the right server for you and your specific needs. Here are some of our options broken down to the basics.

Do you run a high-traffic or mission critical website? Need support for self-hosted, high-performance databases? Want the most flexibility and control?

Our premium dedicated servers have the benefits of freedom, flexibility, and security, especially in comparison to shared hosting. Dedicated servers allow a greater level of management and scalability for your site’s traffic. Virtual platforms such as Microsoft Hyper-V are supported. Notable features include:

  • 2-hour emergency response
  • Free internal traffic
  • Remote power control

Are you a small business owner? Run a blog? Host personal sites for family/friends?

Shared Windows Cloud Hosting is unique and economical, offering unlimited disk space and data transfer. This option promotes reliability, high network speed, and smooth performance. With instant setup, unlimited domains and sub-domains, and premium unlimited bandwidth, this server provides fast and reliable service. Other features include:

  • Custom Control Panel
  • Safe Harbor Certified
  • Unlimited MySQL

Another popular option is the virtual server. This server is shared by multiple server owners, but still allows for each owner’s administration and complete control. It is stored on our virtual cloud, saving you space while still providing you with absolute access. Virtual servers have all the benefits of hosting yourself, while saving on space, money, and processing power.

We offer two options:

Windows Cloud Server running Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Server 2008 R2 or Server 2012 R2.

Linux Cloud Server running a wide variety of Linux distributions. Both offer excellent features, including:

  • Virtual isolation
  • Customizable server software with administrator control
  • Hardware-based virtualization
  • Unlimited network transfer

Browse our many options and be sure to contact us with any questions!

How to upgrade Fedora 21 to Fedora 23?

While were try to bring all latest and greatest images/templates to our VPS services, you might still sometimes find a slightly outdated versions of OS Templates installed. It’s rather easy to upgrade the system and this KB shows step by step how to upgrade Fedora 21 to Fedora 23 using new DNF upgrade plugins (a recommended way to upgrade by Fedora Project).

Step 1

yum update -y && restart

Step 2

yum install dnf dnf-plugin-system-upgrade -y

Step 3

dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=23 -y

Step 4

dnf system-upgrade reboot

Once the system is restarted and you get your ping back, login to your new and updated Fedora 23. Note that it might take about 5 minutes for this restart to complete.

It’s time to get to know new DNF package manager.

More details about upgrade on Fedora Project Wiki.