The company hosts the new KVM virtual machines in a data center near Chicago. Host Color KVM Virtual Dedicated Servers Online PR News 15-May-2012 New Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS) based on KVM virtualization (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) have been announced by web hosting provider HostColor.com . The company hosts the new KVM virtual machines in a data center located near Chicago. With the launch of the new VDS the customers of HostColor.com can now get low cost VPS hosting services with a choice of virtualization platform between OpenVZ, KVM and Xen virtual machines. HostColor.com offers four standard VDS plans. The entry level plan called VPS Start , now features KVM-based virtual server with 768 MB RAM, 20 GB Space, 1,000 GB monthly bandwidth, manageable with SolusVM VPS automation control panel. KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization method that allows the virtual machine manager to be embedded into the Operating System kernel. This makes possible for the KVM based Virtual Servers to benefit a lot from excellent disk and network I/O performance. Host Color customers can now get low cost VPS hosting services with a choice of virtualization platform between OpenVZ, KVM and Xen virtual machines. The KVM based virtual servers feature Virtual Network Computing (VNC) that gives Host Color’s customers full access to the console of the VDS. This means that they can work in a physical-like IT Hosting environment and manage their virtual machines as a fully isolated dedicated servers. Unlike the OpenVZ based VPS, on the KVM based Virtual Dedicated Servers the server memory (RAM) and hard disk space are not “shared” with other virtual machines on the underlying host server system. This means that the resources allocated on any KVM VPS can not be assigned to another virtual server and that overselling is not possible. Among other benefits of the Host Color’s KVM based VPS Hosting plans are: – An opportunity for the customers to choose custom kernels and custom kernel modules for their VDS – Set up of a VPN server in (PPTP, OpenVPN, IPSec) – Use Windows, Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris operating system. – Run a Window manager such as Gnome or KDE and interaction with it using the VNC. The customers of the new KVM-based VPS/VDS Hosting plans, who use cPanel/WHM hosting automation panel can also activate by 1-click a free Content Delivery Network (CDN) service info their virtual machines. HostColor.com has recently announced a promotional campaign on 100 Mbps Unmetered Servers and 100 Mbps Unmetered bandwidth ports. It is available to users of Dedicated Hosting plans and the new KVM-based Virtual Dedicated Servers. Customers who wants to get a 100 Mbps quality bandwidth should open a support ticket with subject “100 Mbps Unmetered” from their accounts. About HostColor.com HostColor.com is a web hosting provider since 2000. It is owned by Host Color LLC, a Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. incorporated company. The company operates a fully-redundant network with 100% uptime SLA guarantee with uplinks to Level 3, Cogent and Internap. The company’s core equipment is hosted in a high-class data center located 90 miles from Chicago in South Bend, Indiana. The strategic location and the redundant network operated by the hosting provider ensure the lowest possible latency to any point in North America and Europe. Host Color also provides website hosting services in Europe through its subsidiary Host Color Europe ( http://www.hostcoloreurope.com ). Visit Our Site
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Web Servers: Shared, Dedicated, and Virtual-Dedicated
The main difference between dedicated and shared hosting is how the web server is utilized. In a shared environment, the web server is shared with many different websites. With a dedicated hosting environment, there is only one client per server. You might subscribe to a shared server for about $5-20 per month (that may or may not include setup fees) for about 2,000 MB of web disk space and 40 GB of bandwidth. A dedicated server might cost $100-1000 per month, but you get exponentially more web disk space and bandwidth plus greater stability and service. A virtual- dedicated server will cost somewhere in between. Consider shared hosting similar to living in a house with several roommates during your college days. The rent is less because youre sharing the cost with others, but you dont have unlimited room to yourself. Youre often impacted by other people in the house and when there is trouble in one of the rooms, youre often impacted because of your proximity. If each of the roommates is relatively quiet and cooperative, everything can work smoothly. If one of the roommates begins take too much space or get too loud in the house, the other roommates can become cramped and unhappy. A shared hosting environment is often similar. If you are simply looking at cost, shared environment is the way to go but you also get less space and less bandwidth and may be risking your sites uptime. If downtime is not an option, your best option will be either a dedicated or virtual-dedicated server. A dedicated server is akin to a single-family home its more expensive than living with college roommates, but you have the space all to yourself. With a dedicated hosting plan, a business gets a different quality of product and a different level of service. Dedicated servers provide a business with a larger amount of uptime, greater server access, the guaranteed ability to use custom applications, greater bandwidth and owners of dedicated servers often receive superior technical support. If your company has multiple ecommerce businesses on several shared hosting sites, it may be cheaper in the long run to have all those sites on a single dedicated server where you have the entire house to yourself. Before leaping to a dedicated environment, an ecommerce owner should consider if a virtual- dedicated server would meet his/her needs. Thomas Gorny, president and chief executive officer of IPOWER, Inc. (ipower.com) encourages serious ecommerce businesses to look at a virtual-dedicated server. Unlike sharing space with college friends or owning a single-family home, a virtual-dedicated server could be likened to a hotel where a person has his own defined space, own bathroom, etc., within the confines of a larger facility that has other rooms with their own finite space. Gorny said such an option gives ecommerce operators stability, a higher level of security, storage capacity and bandwidth similar to a dedicated server at a cost between shared and dedicated. A virtual-dedicated server is likely to come with the easy-to-use control panels and management functions of a shared server making it a viable option for business owners needing more stability and security than a shared server can offer. If youve outgrown a shared plan and arent ready to jump into the deep waters with a dedicated server, a virtual-dedicated server plan may be a great intermediate step. So what is the difference between a shared server and a virtual-dedicated server? After all, they both are sharing a portion of space with other sites. With a shared server, the domain hosting company is often making a calculated guess that you and other sites with which you are sharing a server will never use all the disk space, bandwidth, etc. that you purchased. If it turns out that your site grows to use all the space youve purchased and others on your server do the same, your server can become overbooked and difficulties will ensue. With a virtual-dedicated server, you are sharing space with other sites. However, each person on the server has purchased an equal amount of space and they cant extend beyond their area and impact your space. You are guaranteed a defined space and system resources regardless of what happens with your neighbors resulting in greater stability with your site and an enhanced shopping experience for your customers. For many ecommerce sites with low volume, a shared server is perfect. Should your ecommerce business grow beyond an intermediate size into a moderate- to high-traffic site, its possible youll find your activity is too much for a shared environment.
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