KVM Cloud Hosting FAQ

Q:  What is a KVM Cloud server?

A:  vServer Center's KVM Cloud Server is a KVM Virtual Machine ( VM ) that is served by a computing resource pool (aka Cloud) consists of network switches, enterprise class data storage systems, high end physical computer servers, and KVM virtualization and cloud computing software. A physical dedicated server or a virtual server on a single physical computer lacks redundancy and scalability while each of our KVM cloud servers offers extremely high redundancy and scalability: redundant power sources, redundant network uplinks, redundant data storage systems and data disks, and redundant physical computer servers. vServer Center's KVM Hosting features:

  • Dedicated Operating System: Customers can have their favorite operating systems. The Operating System can be changed or upgraded at anytime; Operating Systems supported: Windows server 2012, Windows server 2008, Windows server 2003, Windows 7 and Windows 8; Linux CentOS, Ubuntu Server, Debian Linux, Linux Fedora, openSUSE Linux, , Slackware Linux, FreeBSD, and more.
  • SolusVM Control Panel: With SolusVM Control Panel customers can self install server OS, self reboot servers, self re-install or upgrade server OS, and access server console remotely;
  • Full Administrative Access: Customers will have root access for the Unix server or full administrative access for the Windows server; Customers can install any software or application on their servers;
  • UnMetered Bandwidth: Customers get a fixed monthly bill. No surprise bandwidth charge for any month;
  • High performance: KVM Performance Benchmarks test scores are even higher than some low and medium level Physical Servers;
  • Enterprise Class SAN storage systems and high end physical servers. All live data drives are fiber channel or SAS drives. All live data are protected by dual parity disks plus two additional hot spare disks. All SAN storage volumes are Snap Mirrored to another Enterprise SAN storage system;
  • Unlimited DNS hosting: Free easy to use web based cPanel DNS manager; Hosting unlimited number of domain names and unlimited number of DNS zones and records;
  • 100% Uptime Guaranteed! Our enterprise class cloud servers are so reliable, we guarantee 100% cloud server uptime!
  • SSAE 16 (formerly SAS 70) certified Data Center includes redundant diesel power generators, power UPSes, environmental cooling systems, multi-level security, and pre-action fire suppression systems.
  • 24x7x365 USA based live tech support by phone, web portal, and email;

Q:  What operating systems do KVM cloud Servers support?

A:  vServer Center's  KVM cloud servers are based on KVM Hypervisor which supports many different types of operating systems: Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Window Server 2008, Window Server 2003, Window 7, Windows 8, Linux CentOS, Ubuntu Linux, Linux openSUSE, Debian Linux, Fedora, FreeBSD, and many other operating systems.

Q:  Which type of operating systems should I choose: 64-bit or 32-bit?

A: The terms 32-bit and 64-bit refer to the way a computer's processor handles information. The 64-bit version of operating systems handle large amounts of random access memory (RAM) more effectively than a 32-bit system.  If you don't have any custom build software application, it is better to choose the 64-bit system. If you have a customer build software application (software that is not from our default install), please check with us , your software vendor or your programmer to see if it is compatible with 64-bit system.

Q:  How much bandwidth do I get for a cloud server?

A:  The bandwidth you get is based on the service plan you selected. The bandwidth amount is specified in your service details. We offer unmetered bandwidth so you won't get a surprise bandwidth bill. Here is how you convert port size measured in mbps to total monthly data transfer measured in GB:

1mbps = 1 megabit per second
= 60 megabits per minutes (1 minutes = 60 seconds)
= 3600 megabits per hour (1 hour = 60 minutes)
= 86400 megabits per day (1 day = 24 hours)
= 2592000 megabits per month (1 month = 30 days)
= 324000 megabytes per month (1 byte = 8 bits)
= 324 gegabytes per month (1 gegabyte = 1000 megabytes roughly)
= 324 GBs per month ( GB = GegaByte )

For example 10mbps bandwidth may get you 3240 GBs of Monthly Data Transfer each month; A typical text based webpage is about 10,000 bytes. So 1GB is about 100,000 pageviews. 3240 GBs is about 324 millions pageviews per month. You get less pageviews if your website is heavy in images or videos.

Q:  How do I order additional RAM, CPU, Disk Space, ... etc?

A: You can order additional RAM, CPU, Disk Space, ... etc from our product AddOn page.