Virtual Private Server (VPS), refers to multi tenant sharing of a robust enterprise class infrastructure. Using virtualization technology, the systems are subdivided into isolated environments which have access to the full power of the underlying hardware. Each VPS can have a different Operating System and customized user tools. With almost limitless upgrade possibilities, clients can grow the hosting plan as their needs change. Typical use for a VPS is hosting a website that has outgrown normal Web Hosting packages. These plans are also popular with hosting resellers and webmasters.

Quick Facts

Is it a VPS, a Virtual Environment or The Cloud?

All these buzz words describe dividing a single system into isolated sub-servers, virtualization. Other names are: Node, VE, VZ, Container, Instance and Jail. Today's trendy keywords vary between providers to make it look like different products but they all mean the same basic thing.

It's fast, really fast.

Our unique hardware and software configuration results in scorching fast performance. You have access to more CPU cycles and faster I/O than with any other virtualization platform.

Scale up in an instant

When the big one hits and you need more RAM or CPU cycles, it's as simple as clicking on the upgrade button in your control panel. Scale up and down from one type of VE to another in minutes.

Guaranteed resources

CPU, RAM, and I/O cycles are segregated between virtual environments to provide guaranteed resources to every clients. Your resources are inaccessible to other users, they are dedicated only to your account.

Splendid Isolation

In this case it's a good thing to be isolated. Your processes are impacted in a predictable way by other users of this system, everyone has an equal time-share. Most of the time the other customers' VPSes sit idle, so this is a great way to leverage the massively powerful hardware of the Server Node, while paying for a fraction.

Control your hosting

Whatever flavor of Linux you need, we have it: Ubuntu, CentOS, Fedora, RHEL, Debian. Whichever control panel you need, we have it: cPanel, Plesk, Webmin. Whatever you need, whenever you need it. Install your own version of PHP, install your own HTTPd and if you don't like something, reinstall your VPS with a click of a button, you're the boss.

Break out in clusters

A single VPS can't handle all your traffic? Spin off a MySQL instance, spin off a couple web servers (all copies of the original VPS) and set up redirection VPS to help balance the load. It's all so easy to do!

VPS Hosting Explained

Shared hosting is multi-tenant web hosting with limited access for all clients. Everyone contends for the same resources and waits in a queue until it's their turn. This type of hosting is very inexpensive.

Dedicated server hosting is a single tenant solution, usually for just a handful of websites. It involves provisioning a server with it's own CPU, RAM and hard drives. This type of hosting is usually expensive.

Virtual Private Server hosting fills the gap between shared and dedicated hosting. This technology allows subdivision of a single physical server into many VPSes. Although they run on the same hardware, each VPS is completely isolated from other customers. Each client runs their own Operating System and independent userland tools. Full dedicated server features at a fraction of the cost.

VPS is the right decision if you:

  • Have outgrown shared hosting, but you're not ready to pay Dedicated Hosting prices
  • Are tired of having your mail blocked because of spam on the same IP address
  • Need a specialized framework (Ruby on Rails, SugarCRM, Zimbra)
  • Need a custom development environment
  • Run a video game server
  • Want root access
  • Require greater security and flexibility

What can you expect from your VPS Hosting Account?

  • Ability to host large websites
  • Run large database-driven applications
  • Complete System Isolation
  • Dedicated IP Addresses
  • Full Root Access
  • Remote Reboot
  • Fantastic 24X7 Support

30-Day Money Back Guarantee

NO-QUESTIONS-ASKED, completely hassle-free Money Back Guarantee. You try it, you hate it - you cancel it and get your money refunded - guaranteed.

Why VPS Hosting?

This new technology provides the flexibility and control you expect from dedicated hosting without the hefty price tag.

Backed by a Trusted Host

eBoundHost.com is a trusted hosting company with fantastic customer service and best-of-the-breed technology.

VPS vs. Shared

VPS is not for everyone. This type of service requires some basic knowledge of system administration. While you can have a control panel (cPanel/Plesk) take care of most tasks for you, there are some instances where customers are better off with a Hosting for Business package rather than a VPS.

People who should go with Hosting for Business instead:

  • You host a standard business website and just want better uptime than a regular hosting package.
  • Don't have in-house IT person and are unwilling to learn.

VPS is perfect for customers who are ready to take full control of their hosting environment. They are ready to:

  • configure and tune their systems to their personal preference.
  • to wear the administrator hat and install system patches.
  • use the power of the "root" account with caution and trepidation.
  • interested in developing their system admin skills.

Disallowed Activity

Due to the type of traffic, server loads, and potential legal issues, these are forbidden on VPS:

  • Torrent
  • IRC
  • Proxy
  • SPAM

What We Support

Managing a VPS means taking some additional responsibility because root access gives you the ability to create as well as destroy. Although we are generally happy to lend a hand, there are some limits to the issues we will help you resolve.

What our support team does:

  • Maintain server hardware.
  • Maintain the virtualization software
  • Maintain the base Hardware Node OS.
  • Ensure network stability.
  • Deliver to you a fully working and stable VPS.

What you will have to do:

  • Install and maintain your own extra software.
  • Keep up with software updates and patches.
  • Deal with abuse issues such as spam.
  • Provide your own support to your users.
  • Maintain your own backups.

If you are uncomfortable with these requirements, perhaps Hosting for Business is a better choice. Our shared servers are tuned for speed and fully administered by our techs. It's a completely hands-off hosting experience.