Why choose XenLayer for your VPS needs?
What is a VPS?
A virtual private server (VPS) or virtual dedicated server (VDS) is a virtual machine provided by an Internet hosting service. A VPS, although running in software on the same physical computer as other customers' virtual machines, is in many respects functionally equivalent to a separate physical computer, is dedicated to the individual customer's needs, has the privacy of a separate physical computer, and can be configured to run its own OS and server software.
XenLayer Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are designed for the client who would like to have the highest quality and reliability in server hardware, with the software and operational features of a dedicated server, all at a price closer to that of Shared Hosting. XenLayer VPS give you the perfect opportunity to operate as a Dedicated Server with root access, to learn the operations of such without risk, and without the huge outlay of capital.
What are the differences between the top virtualization platforms?
XEN is the slightly more reliable virtualization software, a para-virtualization platform that creates virtual servers with almost exactly the same characteristics as dedicated servers (total isolation). A Xen VPS will run its own isolated kernel, load its own kernel modules, use fully dedicated virtualized memory, I/O and scheduler, and will be just as stable and extensible as a dedicated server. You'll never know that you're only using a virtual server -- for a small premium.
OpenVZ on the other hand, is an operating-system-level virtualization platform that works in much the same way, but provides only a thin layer of virtualization on top of the underlying OS. All virtual servers on an OpenVZ node will share the same core Linux kernel--this is why OpenVZ only supports Linux OS templates--, and, consequently, will also suffer alike from issues like kernel crashes. Despite these small drawbacks, OpenVZ is more cost-effective, easier to understand, and usually performs much better for small virtual servers, due to having the extra resources available that a Xen VPS would be using to run its completely isolated environment.
If you are in doubt about which platform would be better for you, OpenVZ will most likely offer an easier-to-setup and more cost-effective solution, unless you know in advance that you will require specific kernel modules that OpenVZ may not support. At XenLayer it is easy to switch from OpenVZ to Xen at any time, up-and downgrades of CPU memory and hard drive space can also be performed in minutes. You can relax and allow XenLayer to maintain the hardware and base operating system.
The XenLayer Virtual Private Servers are powered by the VePortal VPS management software platform. vePortal, combined with the OpenVZ or XEN virtualization platform, permits management of multiple isolated VPS on a single physical server, sharing hardware, licenses, and management with maximum efficiency. Each VPS performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server for its users and applications, as it can be rebooted independently and has its own root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries, and configuration files. With vePortal, our VPS clientele can even fully re-install/reload their VPS with just the click of a few buttons.
On top of our management plan, our dedicated servers come with a rich, customized XenLayer Webmin & Virtualmin control panel, to offer you as many features as possible:
- Handle building the server to your specifications
- Install the services, scripts and software
- Configure your system software and migrate your sites if required
- Perform periodical software upgrades and monitor the running services and security
XenLayer philosophy is to offer the most up-to-date features and technology in our services, whilst providing the fullest extent of 24/7 management and support, as to allow our clients to conserve time and resources. We at Xenlayer strive for complete customer satisfaction. We make ourselves available as much as possible to help with any questions or problems our customers may have and try to resolve each problem completely within a reasonable amount of time.
Xenlayer Servers are built with Intel processors, and only major name brand components. We will maintain all hardware, and monitor your server 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year. The Xenlayer International Network is connected via transit/transport provided by PCCW/BTN, Highwinds/BandCon, Telia, XO Communications, Cogent Communications, Hurricane Electric, Zayo Bandwidth, Hibernia Atlantic, & private peering. Your contract with XenLayer includes full system management.