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
All new Virtual Server development will take place on the FreeBSD
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
The ultimate plan is to migrate all BSDi Virtual Servers to
For more information about FreeBSD see: