Unix Server Hosting

Unix operating systems are widely used in Internet servers. The Unix environment and the client–server program model were essential elements in the development of the Internet and the reshaping of computing as centered in networks rather than in individual computers. Both Unix and the C programming language were developed by AT&T and distributed to government and academic institutions, which led to both being ported to a wider variety of machine families than any other operating system. As a result, Unix became synonymous with open systems. Unix was designed to be portable, multi-tasking and multi-user in a time-sharing configuration. Unix systems are characterized by various concepts: the use of plain text for storing data; a hierarchical file system; treating devices and certain types of inter-process communication (IPC) as files; and the use of a large number of software tools, small programs that can be strung together through a command line interpreter using pipes, as opposed to using a single monolithic program that includes all of the same functionality. These concepts are collectively known as the Unix philosophy. Under Unix, the operating system consists of many utilities along with the master control program, the kernel. The kernel provides services to start and stop programs, handles the file system and other common "low level" tasks that most programs share, and schedules access to avoid conflicts when programs try to access the same resource or device simultaneously. To mediate such access, the kernel has special rights, reflected in the division between user-space and kernel-space.

vServer Center is a global leading provider of Enterprise Class UNIX cloud servers. vServer Center's Unix Cloud Server is a VMware Virtual Machine that is served by a computing resource pool (aka Cloud) consists of redundant network switches, redundant enterprise class data storage systems, redundant high end physical computer servers, and VMware server virtualization and cloud computing software. Our Unix Cloud Servers support High Availability (HA). If a physical computer fails, your Unix cloud server will be automatically switched to other live physical computers. We guarantee 100% Unix server uptime!

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vServer Center's Unix Server 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, Linux openSUSE, Slackware Linux, FreeBSD Server, and more.
  • VMware vCenter Control Panel: With VMware vCenter 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;
  • High Availability: If a physical computer fails, customers' VMware cloud servers will be automatically switched to other live physical computers;
  • UnMetered Bandwidth: Customers get a fixed monthly bill. No surprise bandwidth charge for any month;
  • High performance: VMware 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;
  • Full featured VMware enterprise software: Customers' VMware cloud servers are served by VMware Service Provider vCloud Premier Service Provider bundle enterprise software;
  • 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;

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