There are essentially two hosting solutions available on the Internet today:
"virtual hosting" and Virtual Servers.
Though the terms seem similar, the underlying
functionality of the two solutions is very different. Understanding the
differences between "virtual hosting" and Virtual Servers can have a
significant impact on your hosting decision.
Web Hosting solutions consist of two components:
- the hardware (CPU, memory, disk drives, etc.)
- the software (web, ftp, and pop servers, email gateway, and
any third party applications or CGI scripts)
In a "virtual hosting" environment, both the hardware and software are
configured and controlled by the server administrators. Therefore, you
are left with little to no control over how your server
functions. This kind of inflexible solution simply shares the single set
of software applications on the physical server. You in effect
have only "subletted" software resources controlled and maintained by
In a true Virtual Server environment only the hardware is controlled
and maintained by our administrators. The software (i.e. the Web, FTP,
POP/IMAP services) is completely autonomous and affords the client
complete flexibility, control, and power over how his or her Internet
How is this accomplished? The Virtual Server host server is multiplexed or
partitioned into many Virtual Servers (we partition the Operating
System, not just the web server). Each Virtual Server can be customized
at your discretion. This solution, developed and pioneered
by us, is far superior to the simple "virtual hosting" solution so many
vendors offer on the Internet today. By choosing us, you choose
control, you choose flexibility, you choose power.
Is your web site currently being virtually hosted?
Chances are, yes. Almost all Internet Presence Providers provide only
simple Virtual Hosting solutions for their clients. As you review the
chart below, compare the capabilities of your current web site to those
of a Virtual Server. If you find that your current hosting
solution has less "YES's" than "NO's", you are using a solution inferior
to what you would enjoy as one of our customers.
|Complete control of server environment
|Individual Web server (HTTP)
|Individual FTP server*
|Individual POP/IMAP server*
|Individual SMTP gateway
|"Virtual Root" access
|Complete Telnet access
|Access to configuration files
|Full CGI-bin access
|Complete log files
In addition to the performance and flexibility of our Virtual Servers,
our Virtual Servers also offer
"virtual hosting" capabilities. In other
words, "virtual hosting" is a feature of our Virtual Servers. Our
Virtual Servers allow you to create virtual web hosts (each with their
own domain name), virtual email, virtual ftp logins, and quota support.
Most of our competitors simply offer virtual hosting, which is simply a
single feature of our Virtual Servers.
A real Virtual Server is not simply a virtually hosted (VirtualHost)
site on a web server we control, rather we give you "virtual root"
access. When you telnet to your Virtual Server you will see directories
such as "dev", "usr", "bin", "etc". In your "etc" directory you will
find your own "passwd", "aliases", and "sendmail.cf" files... this
allows you unlimited flexibility to add as many POP accounts, aliases,
autoresponders as you would like.
With our Virtual Servers you will also find an entire
"usr/local/etc/httpd" directory structure including your own httpd.conf,
srm.conf, and access.conf files, your own logs, and cgi-bin. Basically
our Virtual Server acts and behaves like a dedicated server, you have
complete control of your web, ftp, and email services. The basic
differences between a dedicated server and an our Virtual
Server is the disk space and the price.
For the quality of service you receive, our
Virtual Server prices
are unbelievably low. In fact, if you factor in the
additional surcharges many other hosting companies add for additional
bandwidth and POP accounts, we are the price leader.
If you could have the power of a Virtual Server at a virtual hosting
price, why would you pay more for less???
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