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Economy hwVPS: Lowest cost CentOS Linux virtual private server.
Great for off-site backup storage, web hosting, or a compute node in your cloud.
Minimal CentOS installation allows you to quickly & easily customize as needed.


We've employed every technical advantage and innovated new ones to bring you the lowest possible cost hwVPS - the Economy hwVPS or e-hwVPS. It meets our minimum standards for service quality, which are often higher than the mid-range standards of other hosting companies. It is reasonably fast and reliable when used appropriately. One of the reasons we are able to offer them at a low prices is that they serve as a testing ground for new hardware and software technology that might make it into our high-end hwVPS plans, if it holds up. We choose this new technology with great care, so we believe it will hold up, but it is unproven and is subject to unexpected problems like any other new technology. That said, this new technology enables performance and included resource levels not previously available.

Technical highlights: Guarantees, Pricing:

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Economical Cloud Storage.

Built-in Reliability.

Performance on Demand.

Seamless Scalability.

90 day Money Back Guarantee.

Minimal cost and free setup is easy on the budget.

Prices starting as low as $5 per month.

Grows with you, as needed.

Resellers welcome. Private label and discounts for available for volume greater than 10 e-hwVPS. Contact us for details.

Technical details:


Economical Cloud Storage. The e-hwVPS uses compression and sparse allocation to maximize the efficient use of the underlying SAS RAID10 storage subsystem. This is completely transparent to the customer and requires no maintenance or tuning on the part of the customer. The compression actually improves storage performance by 200% in most cases and does not noticeably harm performance in the worst case. In the absolute best cases, you can actually see a performance improvement of 2500%! Because the storage related mechanisms return to idle more quickly and the CPU handling the compression is so power efficient, the net effect is an approximate 9% electrical power savings versus not using compression. The hot-swap SAS RAID 10 storage technology allows one or more disks to fail and be replaced with no downtime and no required customer actions.

Built-in Reliability. While this may make use of potentially unstable new technology for some parts of the system, the rest of the system uses time proven reliability technologies to keep down time to a minimum. Two power input breakers. Two power cords. Two hot-swap power supplies. Redundant cooling fans. Error-correcting RAM. Redundant hot-swap hard drives. Two 1Gbps auto-failover links to two different switches in the local network. The network is engineered to deliver 100% network uptime in a typical month.

Performance on Demand. The e-hwVPS CPU and I/O virtualization is implemented with hardware-based processor extensions and paravirtualized network/storage drivers for optimal performance. The Xeon processors used in the nodes containing your e-hwVPS are much faster and more powerful than what you would get in a dedicated server for the same money. This extra CPU power can be tapped on demand as you need it. To further enhance performance, the e-hwVPS storage is implemented as real device backed storage. This method provides much better storage performance than file-based virtual storage found with competing VPS solutions. You automatically get multiple SAS disk RAID 10 performance - far more than you would in a dedicated server for the same money. This extra storage performance is there and ready for when you need it.

Seamless Scalability. For most uses, upgrades probably won't be necessary, but if your needs increase, upgrades are available that enable more performance and space. The upgrades require no downtime other than a simple reboot of your e-hwVPS for the new parameters to take effect. To obtain the upgrades only requires a few clicks in the billing control panel and our system handles the rest.

 

Basic features

. e-hwVPS
. . Order hwVPS
Guarantees included:
.
.. 90 day Money Back
. .
Technical Support:
.. Email only, ticket number required
.. 24/7 phone/email available
. 20 incidents per month included

additional prepaid incidents at $35 each
SAS RAID 10 storage space . 199 GiB
Monthly data transfer included . 2,000 GiB
RAM included   1024 MiB
Number of 2.0 GHz Xeon E5504 CPU cores virtualized for use by your e-hwVPS   2
Included IP addresses   1
Server Operating Systems   e-hwVPS
CentOS 6 x64 (Linux)   .
Control Panels   e-hwVPS
CPanel option (at time of initial order only)   add $15/month
+ $15 setup
Customer may install any properly licensed software compatible with the OS
(some restrictions apply, please see the Terms of Service)
  .
Pricing & Options   e-hwVPS
Unmanaged* e-hwVPS paid yearly
(heavily discounted versus paying monthly)
  $60
+ free setup
(for comparison purposes only, that is $5/month)
Unmanaged* e-hwVPS paid monthly   $15
+ free setup
Managed* e-hwVPS paid yearly
(discounted versus paying monthly)
  $660
+ free setup
(for comparison purposes only, that is $55/month)
Managed* e-hwVPS paid monthly   $65
+ free setup
Monthly fee for additional data transfer over included amount   $1 per GiB
Monthly fee for additional IP addresses   $1 per IP
Monthly fee for additional RAM (256MiB+ increments, up to 16.5GiB)   $12.80 per 256MiB
Monthly fee for additional disk space (50GiB+ increments, up to 399GiB)   $35 for the first 50GiB,
$25 per additional 50GiB after that
Monthly fee to add daily off-site backups   $0.67 per GiB
10GiB minimum
. . Order hwVPS

 

 

Additional services available:
Anti-spam, anti-virus & anti-phishing email filtering service available $5 monthly paid quarterly.


  

Since unmanaged e-hwVPS accounts include root access, we strongly recommend that you have experience administering a server. While our expert staff love helping customers learn how to use our services, it is expected that you have at least a basic familiarity with the concepts involved with running and maintaining a server when choosing an unmanaged e-hwVPS plan. If you do not know how to administer a server, please choose a managed e-hwVPS plan.

Disk space available for user storage after filesystem formatting and operating system installation will vary by operating system version. Around 1GiB of disk space will be used by operating system files. Swap space on the e-hwVPS is allocated from your total storage and reduces the total storage available for files by 128MiB. If you need help selecting the right hwVPS for your needs, please contact our friendly sales staff.

 

 

* "Managed" can mean different things to different people. Most hosting companies don't take the time to define what you get when you buy a "managed" hosting account. We do. Note, however, that the same applies to "unmanaged" hosting accounts. "Unmanaged" hosting accounts we sell are often much more "managed" than the "unmanaged" hosting accounts sold by the competition. In the table below DIY = Do It Yourself.

Task

Unmanaged e-hwVPS

Managed e-hwVPS

Education and virtual software walk-throughs as required . .
Maintaining the server hardware . .
Maintaining the network hardware . .
Supplying uninterruptible electricity . .
Maintaining acceptable levels of expert staff to do all this work . .
Training staff so they can unbork whatever gets borked . .
Designing and implementing reliable and fast systems for your use . .
Configuring standard software within the VPS to match your needs DIY .
Adding/Removing/Modifying user accounts (up to 10 per month) DIY .
Adding/Removing domains (up to 10 per month) DIY .
Installing SSL certificates (up to 3 per month) DIY .
Installing software update packages to standard software within the VPS DIY .
Restarting services as needed DIY .
Maintaining standard services (http, smtp, ftp, ssh) DIY .
Restart the VPS (if ever required) DIY .
Apply security updates as required DIY .
Create/maintain firewall rules (if requested) DIY .
Clear out defunct server processes DIY .
Notify account holder on low resources (bandwidth, disk, RAM) DIY .
Uploading files supplied on CD/DVD/etc. DIY or available for a fee .
Web site content creation/edits DIY or available for a fee DIY or available for a fee
Installation of software not pre-installed on the VPS DIY or available for a fee DIY or available for a fee
Software programming DIY or available for a fee DIY or available for a fee
Fixing software broken by you DIY DIY or available for a fee
Filling out order forms DIY DIY
Getting your coffee DIY DIY
Clicking your mouse DIY DIY
Brushing your teeth DIY DIY
Preparing your budget DIY DIY
Something else DIY maybe, ask us


 

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