VPS / VDS (virtual dedicated server)
VPS is a service within which the user is provided with a virtual dedicated server. The technical implementation of a VPS is based on dividing the resources of a physical server into a number of virtual servers. Managing a VPS is identical to managing a physical dedicated server. In particular, you get: root access to the server, your own IP addresses, ports, traffic filtering rules and routing tables.
How is VPS hosting different from regular hosting?
- The difference between VPS and standard shared hosting – to guarantee the resources available to the installed sites. A virtual server always has a guaranteed minimum capacity that does not change from the load on other sites on the physical server. Additionally, the VPS can use more resources if they are not currently requested by other VPSs.
- The VPS owner gets full root access to the directories and resources of the virtual server, being able to install any software, development tools or daemon programs on it. The installation of the operating system (at the customer's choice) is carried out by specialists hosting.xyz, but after final testing and setup, the VPS owner can configure the system on his own.
- The client is not responsible for the physical server provided to him, on the basis of which the VPS operates. In case of any technical problems with the equipment, they will be solved by specialists. hosting.xyz.
- Provider's physical servers «Hosting.XYZ ltd» use the most advanced hardware virtualization technology XEN... Hardware virtualization allows you to use all the capabilities of modern processors at full capacity, as well as install absolutely any operating system on a VPS.
- Having ordered and paid for a VPS, you can use a fully configured virtual server in 10 minutes. The entire installation and activation process is carried out without the use of operators, so the time of the order does not matter.
- Physical servers are located in the largest data center in Ukraine, with a wide channel to UA-IX and to the world. The data center is equipped with modern ventilation and fire extinguishing systems, has two independent power inputs.
We do not charge additional fees for exceeding traffic, but we reserve the right to limit the channel speed to 100 Mbps in the following cases:
- Server uses more than 30 TB of traffic per month.
- The ratio of outgoing traffic to incoming traffic is less than 4: 1 at any of the parities.
- VPS are based on modern servers with AMD EPYC processors.
- Access to the VPS is provided via ssh and vnc.
VPS server technical support
- Installing an operating system from the list of available distributions.
- Turn on, turn off, restart the virtual server.
- Support for an unlimited number of domains on our DNS servers.
Frequently asked Questions
What is the difference between VPS and VDS?
VPS is the ability to share the resources of one server with several clients. At the same time, each client is allocated a certain amount of memory, processor cores and SSD space. Therefore, everyone is guaranteed to receive the resources that are allocated to him. At the time when the first virtual machines were launched to provide hosting services, the term VDS (Virtual Dedicated Server) and VPS (Virtual Private Server) were simultaneously used. But the term VPS has gained great popularity, so it is worth focusing on it.
What is the difference between VPS and dedicated server?
Dedicated server (dedicated server) - useful for projects that do not want to depend on neighbors that can affect the stability of the site. Those who need security and a guarantee that a sharp increase in traffic, for example, during an advertising campaign, will not lead to the fact that the site will be unavailable due to the fact that it runs into limits.
VPS is a dedicated server divided between a small number of clients. VPS allows you to save money due to the fact that resources can be purchased as the project grows. We can say that a VPS server is a transitional stage for a project that no longer has enough virtual hosting resources, but does not need the resources of an entire server.
What kind of VPS servers are there?
VPS servers are divided into 3 types, the oldest and completely lost popularity is OpenVZ. Servers running OpenVZ have lost their popularity due to the fact that this virtualization system makes it possible for hosting providers to abuse and oversell. The remaining virtualization systems are XEN and KVM. These virtualization systems are very similar to each other, they do not allow overselling, since resources are rigidly assigned to each virtual machine. We prioritize the Xen virtualization system.
What projects do you need VPS and VDS for?
There are two main reasons why you need to use a VPS. The first is the need to install specific software that is not available on shared hosting, for example NodeJS, PostgreSQL, Redis, Sphinx. The second is when the site consumes too many resources and can no longer be hosted on the shared hosting server.
What to look for when choosing VPS and VDS
First of all, you should pay attention to the country in which the servers are located. Within one country, the time for data transfer is 2 ms, but if the servers are located outside the country, then it grows at least 10 times, up to 21 ms, or even more. Despite the fact that a millisecond is a small value due to the specifics of the TCP protocol, which constantly exchanges information between the recipient of information and the server, noticeable delays appear.
The second indicator is the virtualization system, preferably XEN or KVM.
The third thing worth paying attention to is the availability of backups and how functional the control panel is. After all, it is much more convenient to press a few buttons in the control panel and get the result. than writing to technical support and waiting for a response.
Well, in conclusion, it is worth paying attention to the level of trust in the company from which you buy services.
How much is the cheapest VPS and VDS?
The minimum cost of a VPS, without administration, is 224.25 UAH per month.
Is there a trial period for using VPS?
We have a 30 day trial period for using the VPS. Within 30 days, after placing an order, you can refuse to continue using the VPS and get the entire paid amount back without any questions. The only non-refundable is the payment for using the licenses in the control panel. Therefore, for testing, we recommend using the free control panel, of which, fortunately, there are a lot now.
Where are the VPSs located?
Today VPS servers are installed in Ukraine, Kiev. If the project is focused on Ukraine, then this is the most optimal location of servers, since all major international communication channels come to Kiev, there are traffic exchange nodes. Usually, a request between the cities of Ukraine takes 2ms, while requests to Germany, Russia and the nearest countries - at least 20-40 ms, the USA - more than 100 ms.
Can I use my own operating system image on a VPS?
Hosting Ukraine provides an opportunity to install your own operating system on a VPS server. There is an option in the VPS control panel that allows you to specify a link to the image that you want to install, after which it is automatically downloaded and the installation starts, which can be continued through the VNC console. The installation is completely similar to what happens on a regular computer. It is worth noting that we are blocking the installation of Windows as we have no way to check the licensing of this product.
Is administration included in the VPS price?
All VPSs are provided without administration, they are perfect for IT professionals and developers who are able to independently install and configure the operation of the necessary services and services. If you do not have Linux administration skills and do not want to study, then pay attention to the serviceBusiness hosting, these are the same VPS, but with a control panel as on a shared hosting.