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FreeBSD UNIX
All Virtual Servers feature our newest Virtual Server Platform. At the core of this new technology is the FreeBSD operating system.

FreeBSD is an advanced BSD UNIX operating system developed and maintained by a large team of individuals. FreeBSD encompasses many years of development by some of the industries' best software engineers. The result is an extremely powerful and stable operating system. Its open source ensures that these development efforts will be continued well into the future.

An operating system is the set of programs that controls both the hardware and software of a computer system and is the very root of the Virtual Server. Previously, all Virtual Servers were based on the BSDi operating system. Each Virtual Server is only as reliable, powerful, and flexible as the underlying operating system. FreeBSD will allow us to continue to provide our Resellers with the very best Virtual Server technology available anywhere in the world!

An Industry Standard
A large portion of the Internet is currently powered by FreeBSD. Over 30% of ISPs and web hosting companies have chosen FreeBSD because of its excellent performance and reliability. In addition, some of the busiest Internet sites in the world use FreeBSD, including:

The success of these sites demonstrates that FreeBSD is one of the most powerful and scalable operating systems available. Now you can take advantage of this same power and scalability.

Over 3,000 different applications are offered that run on FreeBSD. In addition, compatibility modules enable programs for other operating systems to run on FreeBSD, including programs for Linux, BSDi, NetBSD, and SCO. This means that you will not have to recompile programs already compiled for a compatible OS, and you will have access to a greater selection of off-the-shelf software. You will be able to pick the applications that suit your needs, not just the needs of your hosting provider.

New features and applications available on our FreeBSD Virtual Servers include the following:

Our Customized FreeBSD
We have customized FreeBSD in order to improve Virtual Server performance and security.

  • Buffer overrun detection and prevention (our staff is paged and notified of an attack)
  • Race condition prevention (each Virtual Server has its own /tmp space)
  • Better isolation
  • User files are hidden from other users
  • User processes are hidden from other users

The Future
All new Virtual Server development will take place on the FreeBSD platform. Operating system upgrades, web server upgrades, and new product implementations will only occur on the FreeBSD platform. For example, Apache 1.3 will only be available on FreeBSD Virtual Servers. Apache 1.3 will feature many new modules including mod_perl and mod_jserv (servlets). It will be necessary to have a FreeBSD Virtual Server to take advantage of future product releases. In addition, FreeBSD is the only platform that will be supported in the new Data Centers. The ultimate plan is to migrate all BSDi Virtual Servers to FreeBSD.

More Information
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