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Hyper-V VPS Hosting

November 4th, 2010 Comments off

Hyper-V is a component of the Windows Server 2008 operating system and is used by web hosting providers to offer Windows Server 2008 VPS server hosting services. In the web hosting industry, Hyper-V’s predecessor was Virtuozzo, which was used widely on Windows Server 2003 servers to offer reliable Windows Server 2003 VPS server hosting services; however, Virtuozzo hasn’t quite caught up yet and is unable to support Windows Server 2008 virtual machines at this moment in time. Hyper-V is a popular choice amongst web hosting providers because it comes as part of the Windows Server 2008 operating system meaning that they don’t have to pay extra for any other applications to create virtual machines. Hyper-V helps to keep the cost of Windows VPS hosting down when it is already an expensive form of web hosting when compared to Linux VPS hosting; Windows is a commercial operating system whereas Linux is an open source operating system, meaning that you have to pay for a Windows operating system license whereas Linux distributions are free to use. As Hyper-V is relatively new on the scene, web hosting companies are still adapting to using it meaning that there is a lack of control panel when purchasing Hyper-V hosting from some web hosting companies; however, there are third-party solutions such as DotNetPanel available to fulfill this purpose.

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VPS Server Hosting

August 31st, 2010 Comments off

VPS server hosting is seen as the form of web hosting that fills the gap between reseller web hosting and dedicated server hosting in terms of the features and resources that each other form of web hosting can offer. A VPS server is effectively a virtual machine hosted on a physical machine as the resources that your VPS server uses are in fact those of the physical machine, albeit with a certain amount of the host machine’s resources being guaranteed directly to your VPS server. Like dedicated server hosting, you have a choice of operating system when ordering a VPS server in most cases meaning that you can customize your VPS server to meet your requirements exactly. Virtuozzo is the main virtualization application used by web hosting providers to allow them to offer their VPS server hosting services, although many are increasingly moving over to Hyper-V based systems so that they are able to offer Windows Server 2008 VPS hosting services – Linux VPS hosting is still offered using Virtuozzo. The dedicated web hosting environment offered by a VPS server will be a lot easier to manage than that offered by a dedicated server, simply because if something goes wrong then it is fairly easy to reload the operating system in a virtual hosting environment.

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Hyper V VPS and Virtuozzo VPS Platforms

July 30th, 2009 Comments off

Two of the very popular virtualization platforms are Hyper V and HyperV VPS Hosting Virtuozzo. Most of the web hosting service providers offer Hyper V for Windows Server 2008 VPS Hosting services and Virtuozzo with Windows Server 2003 VPS hosting. There is hardly anything in common between the two. Virtuozzo is developed for the purpose of usage in Web Hosting whereas Hyper V is developed for larger organizations and for more for non commercial purpose. Both the platforms are equally preferred by users. Practically there isn’t much difference in the functionality of the two.

Virtuozzo Both Hyper V and Virtuozzo offer reliability with Windows VPS Server. Hyper V can be supposed to be more reliable as it isn’t a third party application, it is a Microsoft product. The main factor of differentiation between the two is that Virtuozzo uses a web based interface known as the Parallels Power Panel and Hyper V does not offer such an interface, you need to have a DotNet Control panel or any other third party application, to server purpose. Hyper V is usually used on Windows Server 2008 VPS Server and are slightly costlier than Virtuozzo VPS. Hyper V VPS can only be created on Windows platforms whereas Virtuozzo can be used on Linux platforms as well.

You can also opt to use Virtuozzo over Hyper V or Hyper V over Virtuozzo. These types have their individual advantages, especially for the web hosting providers as they get more options to offer to their customers. Most of the web hosting companies prefer Virtuozzo as it offers support for both Windows VPS server and Linux VPS platforms that too at lesser costs. The Power Panel comes with Virtuozzo and this allows customers to manage their VPS’s in a much simpler way.

Fully Managed Virtual Private Server Hosting or VPS Hosting

July 29th, 2009 Comments off

One of the types of Web Hosting is Virtual Server Hosting also termed as VPS Hosting. VPS Hosting shares the similarity with a Dedicated Server Hosting. Many medium sized businesses prefer a VPS Hosting  as it is highly affordable and cheaper than a Dedicated Server. Though there is a difference in the resources offered. Many reputed web hosting service providers offer their services for both the platforms ie. Windows VPS Hosting as well as Linux VPS Hosting. They also offer flexible upgrade or downgrade options. packages offered by almost all the web hosting providers now-a-days. A VPS is created using one of the different virtualization applications. Virtuozzo is one such application that is widely used and preferred. With a VPS hosting solution, you can get to Control Panel Logo experience a dedicated like environment. It ,means with a VPS you get complete root/admin. access to the server with a control panel to manage the account. Usually, a DotNet panel or Plesk is more preferred to manage a Windows Hosting account whereas to manage a Linux Hosting account, cPanel control panel is widely preferred. The root or admin access allows you to install, create, uninstall, etc, any application or software onto your server similar to a Dedicated Server. In short you have the privilege to maintain and manage the server on your own. In such scenario, the web hosting provider takes care of the security of the node.
Limited number of VPS accounts are created on a physical server, using any of the virtualization softwares.

Benefits of using a Virtual Private Server Hosting

Any package lower than a VPS such as shared hosting or Reseller Hosting, do not offer privileges such as root/admin access. You get limited VPS Host.co.in resources and there are multiple accounts set-up on a physical server, this gives the chance of overselling, which gradually hampers the performance of the website/s. On the other hand a dedicated server is bit more expensive than a VPS. A dedicated server is suitable for large businesses and enterprises. With a VPS you can get almost the same privileges as that of a Dedicated Server. You would get similar reliability with a VPS as that of a Dedicated Server but with a cheaper price. You get guaranteed resources with a VPS with better security than that of the other lower hosting packages. You can even apply your own security measures to the VPS as you have complete control over the server. To sum it up, benefits of a VPS are Dedicated Server like hosting environment, Reliability and Security.

Security: In comparison to other lower hosting packages a VPS is more secure. Most of the users upgrade their plans to a VPS due to security factor. A VPS is pretty much secure and impossible for hackers and attackers to breach in.
Dedicated Server Like Environment: Similar to a dedicated server hosting environment, you get complete admin access to the server. This privilege allows you to use maximum resources of the server.
Reliability: Reliability is one of the most important factor, that needs to be HyperV-VPS-Hosting considered while choosing a web hosting package. VPS proves itself to be worthy of fulfilling this requirement. A VPS has its own dedicated resources. With the addition of all new technology called the Hyper V Hosting , Windows users get more reliability with a VPS.
The VPS Server Hosting also has some demerits of its own. This is because VPS’s are created on a physical server. You share its resources with other user accounts, hence limiting you to use certain applications such as Java components. It is similar to a shared hosting, which can hamper the server stability. It is always suggested that when your website/s become popular, you must upgrade from a VPS hosting package to a Dedicated Server to get the utmost hosting experience.

Understand the Benefits of Windows Server Hosting and Linux Server Hosting.

July 6th, 2009 Comments off

It is important to know few basic but important things when choosing a web hosting service provider for you business. You should be aware of the requirements of your website/s such as the language used for scripting for example MySQL, PHP, Perl, ASP, ASP.Net etc., you also need to adjust things according to the budget. Once, these things are clear, you can hunt for a suitable web hosting service provider. If you are targeting customers in a particular Geographical location, it is suggested to have your website hosted on servers that are placed in or near those areas.

There are two platforms namely Windows and Linux to choose for hosting your website/s Windows and Linux. If your website is designed using PHP and MySQL, Linux Web Hosting is the most recommended web hosting solution. But, incase you are planning to develop your website in ASP.Net, then you do not have any option other that going for Windows Web Hosting as ASP is supported by Windows only.

Both Linux Web Hosting and Windows Web Hosting have their individual benefits. Web Hosting providers offer various web hosting plans such as managed and unmanaged Dedicated server hosting, Semi-dedicated Web Hosting, Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting, Reseller Hosting and Shared Web Hosting for Linux and Windows platforms. Some web hosting providers also offer customization of Dedicated Web Hosting solutions.

Below are some benefits of Windows Web Hosting and Linux Web Hosting.

Benefits of Windows Web Hosting

A) On Windows server you can host websites the use Microsoft’s .Net technologies such as ASP.Net and VB.Net.

Windows Hosting Logo B) If you need a database, it is mandatory for you to choose a Windows Server Hosting plan for having a MSSQL database.

C) Access databases are available only with Windows Web Hosting solutions as Access is a Microsoft product and can be run on Windows Servers only.

D) Microsoft’s Sharepoint service too needs to be run on a Windows Server, hence Windows Web Hosting would be the perfect plan for you.

E) Windows Web Hosting solutions are particularly more costly than Linux Hosting as a licensing cost of Microsoft needs to be paid.

Benefits of Linux Web Hosting

A) Linux is an open source software and is registered under the GNU General Public License, hence you are not required to pay a licensing fees for the operating system. It can be downloaded for free from the internet.

Linux Logo B) Linux web hosting is considered as an affordable web hosting solution. The cost of distribution is borne by the web hosting service provider or the owner of the web site.

C) If you have used PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL or Perl for developing your website, Linux Web Hosting solution would be the most appropriate for you.

D) Linux Web Hosting is comparatively more secure than Windows Web Hosting, hence it is a preferred platform of designers and programmers.

For small business websites, Linux hosting can be more appropriate and affordable hosting solution.

What is VPS?

July 3rd, 2009 Comments off

A virtual private server (VPS, also referred to as Virtual Dedicated Server or VDS) is a method of partitioning a physical server computer into multiple servers such that each has the appearance and capabilities of running on its own dedicated server. Each virtual server can run its own full-fledged operating system, and each server can be independently rebooted.

Total two kinds of virtualizations way one is software and second is hardware based.

In software based virtualization, the virtual machines share the same kernel and use the resources from main server. This type of virtualization mostly use in web hosting business.
There are plenty virtualization software such as Xen, Virtuozzo, Vserver, and OpenVZ (which is the open source and development version of Parallels Virtuozzo Containers).

In hardware based virtualization, the virtualization mechanism partitions the real hardware resources. In typical implementations, no burst and/or real-time quota modification is possible; the limits are hard and can only be modified by restarting a virtual machine instance.
It is more commonly used in enterprise/commercial deployments
Examples include Microsoft Virtual Server, VMware ESX Server, and Xen.

Advanced Security Features Offered With Windows 2008 Web Hosting

June 2nd, 2009 Comments off

Security is one of the major worrying factor in communication across the Internet. Windows Server 2008 can be considered as one of the most secure Windows Servers. There has been an improvement in the operating system and security, which includes Network Access Protection, Read only domain controller and Federated Rights Management. All of these improvements provide unprecedented levels of protection for network, data and hence the businesses.

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With improvements in the Windows Server 2008 Edition, it offers protection for users against intrusion and failure of servers, user accounts, networks and ofcourse the data.

With the feature of Network Access Protection, computers not complying to an organizations policies can be isolated. On going compliance checking, network restriction and remediation are some more additional features available with Windows Server 2008 Edition.

With the Read Only Domain Controller, users are enabled of setting up Active Directory Domain Services at the same time restricting duplication of full Active Directory database to increase protection against server theft.

Windows 2008 Server Web Hosting is on of the latest hosting solutions offered by web hosting providers. Windows 2008 Server edition is also equipped with new virtualization tools (HyperV), security enhancements and Web resources. These features help customers save time and cost. It enables customers to gain better control over their servers and optimize web configuration and management activities.

Windows 2008 Server Edition offers support for various technologies as Windows Server System listed below:

IIS7 Web Hosting
Silverlight Web Hosting
MS SQL 2008 Hosting
ASP.Net 3.5 Web Hosting
PHP Hosting
Sharepoint Web Hosting

IIS 7 is used by Windows Server 2008, it simplifies web server management. IIS 7 offers simplified, task based management interface, integrated health management, better across the site control and security enhancements.

Windows Server 2008 is more flexible and robust Windows Server OS till date. It is more versatile and reliable than any other Windows platform, as it covers the features such as Server Core, Windows Deployment Services, Clustering technology, PowerShell and Enhanced Networking.

Virtualization With New Microsoft Hyper V Technology

May 13th, 2009 Comments off

To define virtualization in very simple terms, it can be termed as operating more than one tasks in some other task at the same point of time. Vitualization is usually referred  to is the server virtualization. It can enable oneself to run more than one operating systems in the same physical server. With this it means you can run Windows and Linux OS on the same physical server at the same time. Virtualization softwares are used to create multiple virtualized servers in a physical, Virtuozzo and Hyper V which is the latest introduction by Microsoft.

 A VPS offers a similar environment as that of a Dedicated server. Web Hosting providers offer such solutions to the customers when demanded. Depending on the web host, they may have such packages to be offered.

 Windows Hyper V is the latest introduction to the world of virtualization. This new innovation has enabled Microsoft to once again compete with other virtualization technologies already present in the web hosting market. It is equipped with the ability to provide advanced support to the functioning, guest session support, administrative support and improvements for the web hosting service providers making the servers much more reliable than ever.

 Hyper V VPS HostingMicrosoft has managed to introduce improvements to the virtual host capabilities of Hyper V are the core functional additions to Windows Server 2008. These improvements relate to security, reliability and performance. The most significant addition to Hyper V is the new virtual switch that provides greater flexibility for managing the network communication among guest images and internetworking infrastructure of an organization.

 

Below are some major benefits of using such Virtualization technologies:

 1.    Most importantly, the capability of Greener datacenter and server environment because of the consolidation.
2.    Independence to the hardware of Virtual Servers, as it can operate on any host server, regardless of the host hardware.
3.    The capability of reducing the time taken for the server to be set-up. One can create a new virtual server within few minutes and with few clicks, whereas previously it used to take hours to set up.
4.    It adds majorly to reducing the infrastructure cost of the datacenter as less hardware needs to be housed in it. With this helps in reducing the resources spent on KVM ports, power, cooling, back-ups, etc.
5.    It also cuts down the costs and time for disaster recovery, not to forget the complexities involved in it.
6.    It reduces a major chunk of administrative overhead as the servers can be administered through a single console.
7.    The number of physical servers are reduced.

 Hyper-V is a feature of Windows Server 2008 and it is required to be run on system with a 64-bit CPU.  Its Hypervisor is about 100k, the Hyper-V role is about 100Mb, and Windows Server 2008, fully installed is multiple GB. The centralized management platform for Hyper-V is System Center Virtual Machine Manager.