- Can I upgrade an existing cloud server?
- How long will an upgrade take?
- How do you allocate resources?
- How much technical knowledge do I need?
- Do you offer Managed Services?
- What can I do with my cloud server?
- How much can I host from my cloud server?
- How do you back up data?
- What if I break my cloud server?
- What if I want to change my OS?
- How secure is my data?
- How many IPs do I get?
- Do you provide MySQL DBs?
- Can I firewall my server?
- Are Windows cloud servers available?
- How do you bill?
Can I upgrade an existing cloud server?
It's very easy to upgrade a cloud server. Just buy some additional nodes, then assign them to the machine. The system will shut down your machine, upgrade it, and bring it back up automatically.
How long will an upgrade take?
This depends entirely on how much data is stored on your system. Upgrades are usually completed within a minute, but downgrades can take up to an hour.
How do you allocate resources?
Each cloud server is made up of one or more units called nodes. A node is allocated a guaranteed share of CPU and RAM resources as well as SAN storage space and monthly bandwidth. The more nodes you assign to a cloud server, the more physical resources will be dedicated to your system. Unlike many other providers we do not oversell or share any resources between machines.
How much technical knowledge do I need?
Cloud server systems with VPS.net are very easy to get up and running with pre-installed software and require very little experience to get started. However, remember that this is not a managed service by default (please read below for Managed Service options), so you will be responsible for maintaining your server. We therefore recommend that you take the time to gain a basic understanding of Linux administration.
Do you offer Managed Services?
VPS.NET does offer an optional Managed Services plan for a monthly fee of $99 with a $45 setup fee, this gives you pro-active managed support help for the setup and management of your cloud server.
What can I do with my cloud server?
You can host any services you like from your cloud server, including web hosting, Rails applications, or even an Asterisk voice over IP system. You will have root access to your cloud server so there's no limit to what you can run, as long as it doesn't violate our terms of service.
How much can I host from my cloud server?
There is no limit to how many services, domains, or applications you can run from a VPS.net server. However, you need to make sure you allocate enough resource s to deal with the services you expect to provide.
How do you back up data?
Once backups are enabled on your system, it will automatically be backed up every day, and archived every week and every month, so you will always have the opportunity to roll back your cloud server in case something goes wrong.
What if I break my cloud server?
If you break your system, you can quickly get it running again, either by restoring a recent backup, or by deleting it and creating a new VM with a clean installation.
What if I want to change my OS?
At any time you can create a new cloud server from any of our templates.
How secure is my data?
All data is stored on a RAID10 SAN, and if you have backups enabled for your system these will be stored away from the primary data store.
How many IPs do I get?
All systems come automatically configured with 1 dedicated IP address.
Do you provide MySQL DBs?
We do not provide centralised database servers, however creating a MySQL cloud server is quick and simple, giving you full control over your database.
Can I firewall my server?
Absolutely. We recommend configuring iptables on all cloud servers, as well as keeping up-to-date with patches to keep your systems secure.
Are Windows cloud servers available?
We fully support Windows 2003 and 2008 with 2012 coming shortly.
How do you bill?
All charges are monthly and will be automatically paid from your card, and services can be cancelled at any time. Invoices are available through the web interface.