Virtual Private Servers (VPS) technology allows you to share server costs with other users but gives you total control over your own applications. Virtual Private Servers run as isolated processes within a Web Server and provide root access in complete privacy with the ability for guaranteed bandwidth, CPU, and disk space.
A SmartServers Virtual Private Server (VPS) from VirtualServers.com is the most innovative, complete, and fully-featured Virtual Server available anywhere on the Internet.
Unlike other providers who offer you low-grade virtual hosts or "virtual servers" which have only limited features and capabilities, our servers give you access to the complete range of virtual services, including FULL ROOT ACCESS to a complete FreeBSD server system with your own dedicated telnet, web, FTP and email servers, full access to all server configuration files, support for unlimited virtual hosts/domains, unlimited POP/FTP/TELNET/SSH accounts, and even your own Virtual DNS Servers (NS1&NS2.yourdomain.com).
SmartServers is one of only a few providers who are able to offer genuine Virtual Private Server systems as most other providers do not have the technical expertise or resources to develop and maintain their own systems of this type and, as a result, have to resort to offering inferior configurations via the use of one of the various available "control panel" software packages such as "Plesk" or "Cpanel."
Each virtual private server looks and behaves exactly like a real dedicated server system, complete with your own set of Unix init scripts, user logins, system processes, file-systems with unlimited root access, and custom application software such as the Apache webserver.
A virtual private server is a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers such that each has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated machine. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted.
The practice of partitioning a single server so that it appears as multiple servers have long been common practice in mainframe computers but have seen a resurgence lately with the development of virtualization software and technologies for other architectures.
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are designed for the customer looking for more control than a shared web hosting account, yet not ready for a dedicated server. These private servers include root access, guaranteed resources, a full-featured control panel, and complete web hosting technical support. Other services such as web design and E-commerce are also available.
Uses of Virtual Private Servers
Virtual private servers bridge the gap between shared web hosting services and dedicated hosting services, giving independence from other customers of the VPS service in software terms but at less cost than a physical dedicated server.
As a VPS runs its own copy of its operating system, customers have super user-level access to that operating system instance and can install almost any software that runs on the OS. Certain software does not run well in a virtualized environment, including firewalls, anti-virus clients, and indeed virtualizers themselves;
Some VPS providers place further restrictions, but they are generally lax compared to those in shared hosting environments. Due to the number of virtualization clients typically running on a single machine, a VPS generally has limited processor time, RAM, and disk space.
Due to their isolated nature, VPSes have become common sandboxes for possibly-insecure public services or update testing. For example, a single physical server might have two virtual private servers running: one hosting the production-level (live) website and a second which houses a copy of it.
When updates to crucial parts of software need to be made, they can be tested in the second VPS, allowing for detailed testing to be conducted without requiring several physical servers.
Virtual Private Server Features and Specifications
1. Able to support up to 100 Virtual Hosts/Domains
2. No hit, volume, data limits, or transfer fees
3. 24/7/365 Network Monitoring
4. Burstable 100Mbps Connection
5. FULL ROOT / SUPERUSER ACCESS
6. Full daily backups and multi-level backup archiving
7. Regular upgrades of all system software of all of the core operating system software o Unlimited FTP, POP, IMAP, and Telnet Accounts
8. Unlimited autoresponders (Autobot mailers)
9. Microsoft FrontPage Extension Support
10.Main Server Administrator Web Interface Contol Panel
11. Virtual Sub-Hosting User Web Interface Contol Panel
12. Control Panels BRANDABLE with your own logo if desired
13. PHP3/PHP4/PHP5 & HTMLScript Support
14. Dedicated IP address(es)
15. SecureCGI Virtual Hosts
16. Anonymous FTP Server
17. Majordomo, PGP, Procmail
18. Perl, C, C++, Java™, SSI
19. MySQL Database Support
20. Web-Based Email
21. SSH Access (Secure Telnet)
22. Page Counters, Form Mailer, and Web Statistics installed on setup
23. Full access to all server configuration files
24. Audio/Video File Streaming
25. Virtual DNS Servers (NS1&NS2.YourName.com) optionally available
26. APACHE SSL Secure Server
27. Linux Compatibility - able to run over 90% of all Linux software
28. Additional custom software can be installed upon request