What Are Some of the Things I Get With a VPS?

If you're moving from a Shared or Reseller environment, there are numerous benefits you can expect from a VPS. Some of the features include cPanel, root WHM, Virtuozzo and root shell.

VPS Server Specifications

  • AMD Opteron 6376, 32-Core Server Processor
  • 128 GB DDR3 RAM
  • 3.6 TB RAID 10 (3 drives - each drive has 3.6 TB of disk space)
  • 100 mbps uplink shared over the container
  • We provide a megabit uplink with a guaranteed 20 mbit connection and traffic shape each container to 20 mbit
Before making the switch, it's important to understand that there are three types of VPS:

Fully Managed

Any VPS above Snappy 500 with a control panel (cPanel) comes fully managed. Fully managed support means that we will handle just about any issue or configuration request you may have with your server, outside of custom software/script installations (ex: ffmpeg+mplayer+mencoder). Some examples of things covered by our fully managed support may include but are not limited to:

  • Security audits
  • Firewall setup & troubleshooting
  • Load problems or sluggishness
  • Network related issues
  • Failure of server to boot
  • Hardware failures
  • E-mail configuration
  • Package installations via package manager (yum,rpm)
  • DNS configuration
  • Troubleshooting script configurations and/or website errors
  • Task automation
  • Software upgrades & migrations (PHP, MySQL)
  • Seamless kernel upgrades utilizing KSplice Uptrack
  • Custom Apache configurations (mod_python, mod_ruby, mod_wsgi)
  • Perl/PECL module/extension installations
  • Backup configurations
  • Google Apps setup
  • And much more!

To learn more about our fully managed VPS hosting plans, please review the following article: What Does Fully Managed Mean?


Semi-Managed

VPS plans without a control panel do not come with all of the pre-installed perks of the fully managed VPS; however, you can install the software you require through SSH using the Yum Package Manager.

If you intend to use your VPS as a web server, some recommended installations include:

  • Apache
  • Exim
  • FTP
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • Sendmail
  • PHPMyAdmin
  • SquirrelMail

Some installations listed above may not be in the Yum repository. In this case, you may need to build your own repository or install it through source or from the software's respective installation script.

To learn more about our semi-managed VPS hosting plans, please review the following article: What Does Semi-Managed Mean?


Unmanaged (VZ Only)

An unmanaged VPS is a semi-managed VPS with Virtuozzo only. Snappy 500 is the only unmanaged VPS plan and is only offered with Virtuozzo.

The following software is included on an unmanaged VPS account.

  • Virtuozzo 4.7
  • Apache 2.2.3 - must be installed
  • Perl 5.8.8 - must be installed
  • Python 2.4.3 - must be installed
  • Sendmail 8.13.8 - must be installed
  • MySQL - must be installed
  • PHP - must be installed
  • Exim - must be installed
  • FTP - must be installed

Additional software not mentioned here is not pre-installed on semi-managed VPS accounts and MUST be installed separately.

To learn more about our unmanaged VPS hosting plan, please review the following article: What Do I Get with an Unmanaged VPS (VZ Only)?


Freebies for All Levels of VPS!

No matter what level of VPS you purchase, you will get free perks such as :
  • root CLI
  • Yum Package Manager
  • C, C++, GCC, C compiler
  • Perl
  • Python

To view a larger list of software available with a VPS package, please read:

If you have a specific question or require clarification on something which is not listed here, please contact us via telephone or live chat.