Data Protection - Optimum protection begins at our perimter firewall, all the way through to onsite replication and offsite backups.
No Lengthy Contract - Your 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed. If you are not satisfied for any reason, you are free to cancel at any time. However, please let us know and give us the opportunity to fulfill that satisfaction.
Guaranteed 99.999% up-time & 200% SLA - We have built full redundancy into our infrastructure which allows us to guarantee our up-time with a 200% credit for any downtime.
Custom Configurations - From single server to full infrastructure including load balanced application and/or database servers with private VLAN, or outsource your local server environment. We can do that too!
High Availability - Enterprise grade storage. Industry leading vmWare virtualization. The latest and fastest Dell servers. By combining these key pieces of infrastructure, our private cloud offers the highest availability.
Seamless Upgrades - Easily grow your hosting services as your needs grow. With our virtual environment, you can seemlessly grow from shared, to VPS to a full infrastructure.
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NOTE: We do not suggest installing MS SQL on the VPS Starter level or Virtual Dedicated Starter level servers. MS SQL needs more resources than the Starter package has.
Easily upgrade from Express to Web to Standard at any time.
MS SQL 2012 is the recommended and default MS SQL version that we install. However, we can install MS SQL 2008 if you have to have that.
A Virtual Private Server (VPS) is a virtual machine with an allocated portion of resources from a physical server. The VPS behaves similarly to physically hosted machine being completely dedicated to a single customers use, high level of privacy and can be configured as needed.
Cloud Hosting is a term specific to utilizing Cloud Computing to deliver hosting services and is a set of hardware and software configured to share the resources as a pool. A portion of control (resource pool) is provided to the user to scale resources as needed. We provide this scalability (upgrading or downgrading), by request at any time.
In the event of a complete server failure or a catastrophic event, it's possible you won't even notice. You may experience a few minute delay (at most) while the VPS is starting up on another physical server. In most cases however we know if a server is having issues, and can live migrate any VPS to a new physical server without any disruption.
Storage Area Network (SAN) is a dedicated network for disk storage. This can include multiple storage devices that make up a cluster and are connected to servers by way of a virtual disk adapter. This is completely transparent to the user, the storage (disk space) looks and in many cases performs at a much higher level than a traditional single or multiple physical hard drives. You may hear this term when discussing VPS, because the SAN makes up the default storage (disk space) provided on Virtual Private Servers.
The CPU Core on a VPS is a virtual processor that correspond to a physical processor "Core" on the server hardware. Choosing a VPS with 2-Cores, means the Operating System (Windows or Linux) will recognize two processors. We enforce careful planning of CPU Cores/Ghz assigned to each VPS so we can maintain the highest flexibility & availability.
The GHz (speed or frequency) determines how fast the CPUs can process information. Increasing the GHz, may also increase the CPU Core count (as of this writing 2.5GHz is the max GHz supported on a single CPU Core), once the physical limit in GHz has been reached additional cores are required to share the processing. Example: 5Ghz (5Ghz / 2.5GHz = 2) requires 2 CPU Cores, 8Ghz (8Ghz / 2.5GHz = 3.2) requires 4 CPU Cores because you must round up to the next whole number (CPU Core Count).
We have designed the network to not have any single points of failure. Starting with redundant power feeds (commonly referred to as a 'A' and 'B' power), redundant switches (also with Remote Power Supplies as a backup) and everything else all the way to the physical servers and Storage Attached Network (SAN) devices, we have made sure to take every measure to achieve 100% network up-time.
With our Private Cloud, we have added an additional backup SAN group that can take over if something happens to the primary SAN group. This allows us to have a hot standby of your server available in the event something happens on the primary group.
Hostek.com provides OS Patching for all VPS servers. These patches are automatically applied during night time hours unless you have made previous arrangements with our VPS Management Team.
Patching applications such as MS SQL, MySQL, ColdFusion or other Hostek.com installed software is handled on a per request basis.
We routinely monitor your VPS or Virtual Dedicated server for high utilization of CPU, RAM, or disk I/O and will contact you with any concerns or suggestions.
As part of our Premium VPS Services add-on, we also provide answers or suggestions on how to properly manage or maintain you server. This includes analyzing your server usage/performance and making suggestions. This also includes proactive monitoring and upgrade/patching management.
Two hours of Premium Management Services is included with the Premium service add-on. Each support case is a 15 minute minimum. Additional time beyond two hours can be purchased at our current hourly rate.
NOTE: This is NOT a supplement for programming or development.
A VPN is a Virtual Private Network that allows a VPN connected user to send/receive data to/from a server as if directly connected; providing a more secure method of connecting to a server.
For ordering a VPN please include comments during checkout. If you need more than 25 VPN users or any other special requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
1-25 VPN Users = $25/month
Yes, we can help you with Load Balancing and configuring your VLAN. You can have your own network infrastructure within our Private Cloud. Please schedule an appointment with the Schedule link on this page to have one of our VPS Solution Specialists contact you.
By utilizing Dell's Compellent Storage; a true Enterprise grade storage solution, we have a unique High Performance Storage solution. This "smart storage" forces all disk write activity to RAID 10, which is the fastest. Over a short period of time, this data is then moved to RAID 5 storage for efficiency in disk read activity with a combination of higher storage capacity, allowing us to keep the prices affordable while providing such a High Performance Storage solution.
Every part of our storage is redundant! And... We not only have multiple Primary SAN's described above, but we have invested heavily into Secondary SAN's, with live replication from the Primary SAN - which ensures recovery in the event of a problem with the Primary SAN. With a few quick changes we can bring your server online on the backup SAN. This is a great benefit for you.
Type of BackupWe perform both a file level backup and a bare metal backup. A file level means a file or folder can be individually restored. A bare metal restore means we can essentially replace or restore the entire server file system at a given point in time, based on the backup date(s).
Backup RetentionThe number of days backups are kept for is displayed in the grid. For example, the Business Class backups are kept for 14 days. This means a file from up to 14 days ago could be restored.
Backup LocationUnless informed otherwise (ie, very large drives) backups are kept offsite. For example, a VPS in our St. Louis, Missouri, USA data center is backed up to our Dallas, Texas, USA data center and vice versa.
RestoresRestores - Support can handle your restore requests. If you frequently need a file or folder restored, we can give you this control. For your file security, we discourage that for your own protection, because if you accidently delete your backup, it's gone.
In most cases, more Cores is not better when the total Ghz (CPU speed) stays the same. Keep in mind *Software Licensing.
Often we get asked about other vendors who offer default plans with 8 core or 16 core, etc. Behind the scenes they are giving you what could have been accomplished with 1 Core, however 8 or 16 'sounds' better.
If you have an application that would run better on multiple cores, we can easily adjust that for you, as that would not affect your overall Ghz. Additional Ghz is available at any time.
* Some software is licensed per Core, like MS SQL Server. So for example if you wanted the Web edition of MS SQL Server installed, and you selected the Business level Windows VPS, you would most likely want the Core reduced to 2 instead of 4. This would not detract from your server performance in most cases, it would just save you money on licensing.
Each host server has redundant 1Gb Links.
Each VPS is provisioned with 100Mbps.
In most cases, you will never need to scale out your bandwidth. However, if that needs arises, we can quickly and seemlessly scale your bandwidth to accomodate your needs.
Burstable bandwidth allows your VPS to handle abnormal bandwidth requests.
Unlimited Bandwidth for your VPS means that we do not limit the amount of Bandwidth or Traffic to/from your server based on your mbps connection. In the rare event that your VPS is over utilizing it's bandwidth, we will contact you.
With our Cloud Infrastructure, your RAM can be scaled from 1 GB to 256 GB. Scaling the Ram for your server does require a reboot of the server. In most cases the RAM assigned to your VPS will be sufficient, assuming you choose a VPS to match your needs. However if you need additional RAM added to your VPS, just contact support and we will get that added for your on your schedule.
Additional CPU can be added to your server if you have an application or applications that need additional power. For most cases, the packages we have put together are based on what serves most customers the best. We realize there are cases where you may need addition CPU. In these rare cases, just contact support and we can schedule the upgrade on a schedule that fits you.
Note that if you have MS SQL Web, Standard or Enterprise Edition installed, the license is per 2 CPU cores, so you may be required to add an additional SQL license if the CPU cores are increased. If you are unsure, feel free to ask our sales team and we can help you.
With our custom control panel, one of the features it has is the ability to allow you to switch PHP versions on a site by site basis.
This is a great tool to use when testing new versions of PHP or if you have an application that requires a specific version.
Our Linux shared hosting servers run on CloudLinux. CloudLinux provides a stable shared hosting environment which prevents other users on the server from taking your site down or slowing it down. Your site is also securely isolated so that users don't see other users on the server. With this virtualized file system, symbolic link attacks are prevented and users are only able to see their own processes. This configuration ensures better uptime, performance and security.
*Prevent servers from slowing down or going down
*Reduce resource spikes
*Increase your servers security
*Prevent large number of attacks against server
The base ColdFusion Reseller plan is $25.00 per month which includes hosting for the first 5 domains. As you add domains, the cost per domain decreases. Here is the scale:
Let's say you host 7 domains. The cost for that would be
7 domains * $4.90 per domain = $34.30/month.
The base Railo on Linux Reseller plan is $19.95 per month which includes hosting for the first 5 domains. As you add domains, the cost per domain decreases. Here is the scale:
Let's say you host 11 domains. The cost for that would be
11 domains * $3.80 per domain = $41.80/month./p>
The base Railo on Linux Reseller plan is $25.00 per month which includes hosting for the first 5 domains. As you add domains, the cost per domain decreases. Here is the scale:
Let's say you host 11 domains. The cost for that would be
11 domains * $4.50 per domain = $49.50/month./p>
The max size of a MySQL database on a VPS or Virtual Dedicated Server would be limited only by the amount of disk space you have on the server.
Business Level VPS or VDS - We are serious about providing solutions. We need to know that you are serious too. If you are having performance issues and you're on Starter level, you should upgrade to the next higher level. If you're running a business and want guaranteed better performance, with being on our Business class level VPS or VDS hosting, we will work with you to provide a real solution.
Measurable Performance Indicator (MPI) - You must have an MPI. This mean you must be able to define to us what the real problem/solution is that you are wanting to improve. For example, your MPI may be a 4 second load time and you want that improved, or your current host has recurring downtime of X% and you want to achieve Y% uptime.
Consultation - You will need to consult with our VPS / VDS engineer to go over your needs, what you are trying to accomplish and specifically indicate what your MPI is.
Implement Changes - We have a lot of experience in improving performance for customers. If you have let us know what your MPI is, we will analyze and make suggestions. It would then be up to you to implement these changes if they are code related.
Timeliness - We want you to be sucessful as soon as possible. We will commit to you to analyze your MPI and make any suggestions within 7 days of being notified that you are ready. The 200% Better Performance Guarantee is valid during the first 30 days. After that period, we can still work with you to improve performance if you need.
The Guarantee - If we fail to improve upon your current MPI, we will refund 100% of the hosting fees paid during the first 30 days, and we will apply a 100% credit on your account also (Merchant rules do not allow us to refund more than 100% to a card).
Specializing in customer focused Cloud hosting solutions. All of our hosting services are driven by our private Cloud including Shared Hosting, Reseller Hosting, Dedicated and VPS Cloud Hosting. We can also customize a Cloud based hosting solution for you.