Why Upgrade to a New FreeBSD Virtual Server?
The new generation of Virtual Servers featuring the
FreeBSD Unix O/S
promises our customers greater performance,
enhanced reliability, more flexibility, and better security.
FreeBSD is 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 and most successful
Internet sites in the world use FreeBSD, including:
- ftp.cdrom.com - the Internet's busiest FTP site
- Yahoo! - the Internet's largest portal and search engine
- HotMail - a leading e-mail provider
- MP3.com - a leading music download site
The success of these sites
proves that FreeBSD is one of the most powerful and scalable operating
systems available. Now you can take advantage of this
same power and scalability.
FreeBSD has excellent third-party software support
Over 3,000 different applications 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. What this means is that you will not have to recompile
programs already compiled for one of the compatible OS's, 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.
Our FreeBSD Virtual Servers include many new performance and
- Buffer overrun detection and prevention (our staff is paged and
notified of 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
Many new services are offered on the FreeBSD Virtual Servers
Here is just a sampling:
All new Virtual Server development will take place on the FreeBSD
Operating system updates, web server upgrades, and new product
implementations will all occur on FreeBSD (and FreeBSD only). For
example, Apache 1.3 will only be available on the FreeBSD 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
More reliable, redundant, and powerful hardware
All of the server hardware for the FreeBSD machines is brand new. In
addition, the machines have dual processors and redundant hard drive
configurations. Redundant hard drives will provide uninterrupted
service even in the case of a hard drive failure. The hard drive
configuration on the BSDi servers guards against any data loss in the
event of a hard drive failure, but service is disrupted until the drive
All new FreeBSD servers are now located in our new San Jose, CA, and Dulles, VA Data Centers
These start-of-the-art facilities are each at one of the
premier network peering points in the world. Verio's Tier 1 status and
the ability to privately peer with all other Tier 1 backbones, provides
excellent connectivity to your Virtual Servers.
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