Although confusing due to the term, Virtual Servers, Cloud vs SolusVM Servers can be very easily understood. We’ll start with “traditional” Virtual Servers or, VPS as everybody knows them as.
SolusVM Virtual Servers or VPS
A virtual server simply put is a server with a guaranteed amount of resources based inside a much larger, high quality server. “Host Nodes” as we call them are built from high quality server-spec hardware. These servers are based in Datacenters that provide the perfect hosting environment for your server and have access control, fire protection, temperature controlled environments and lockable cabinets. Virtual Servers created on a “traditional” server only rely on that particular host for redundancy. Our servers all consist of dual CPUs, dual power-supply and high-end SAS drives based on RAID10 for speed and redundancy over a LSI RAID Controller card with BBU backups.
Each VPS is created via software such as SolusVM. SolusVM is a leader in traditional, non-cloud, VPS automation. SolusVM acts as the control panel between your VPS and the server. It can handle functions such as reinstallations, reboots, usage graphs and other administration tasks.
In the event of all backups methods failing with a particular Host Node (such as both power supplies failing), your VPS will be inaccessible. Free Weekly backups are provided with our traditional servers and a restore can only take place by our technicians.
Cloud Servers or Cloud VPS
A cloud server, often confused with not being a VPS, is still a Virtual Server. The major difference between a Cloud Server and the above, is the technology behind your server.
Unlike the above SolusVM Traditional VPS, a Cloud Virtual Server is not dependant on one particular Host Node. A True Cloud VPS relies on multiple Host Nodes, Independent SAN and Backup Storage, Multiple Switches and a Controller.
Even though each Cloud Host Node still has the redundancy of a stand-alone server (such as power supply, drives etc.), in the event of a host failing, your VPS will be seamlessly moved over to a new Host Node. We call this our “cloud infrastructure or network”. This means that even if hardware fails, your VPS will continue to operate as if nothing happened.
Cloud also allows greater flexibility such as instant upgrades to your server. The main reason behind this is that you are no longer stuck on one piece of hardware. Generally when a traditional host node maximises on available RAM (due to over-crowding), you can no longer be upgraded. With Cloud, as multiple nodes are available at any given time, upgrades are seamless and possible. In reality, you still cannot exceed that of actual hardware specifications. With VPS Networks, that limit is in the region of 2 x Intel Xeon CPUs (12 Cores), 192GB RAM and plenty TB of storage.
Free Backups are provided for each server. The storage space is separate to that of your cloud server SAN storage and can be accessed on demand via your control panel. Daily, Weekly and Monthly slots are provided with an additional custom slot that can be used on-demand to generate a backup or along with a custom schedule..
Our Cloud Servers are powered by OnApp – a world leader in Cloud Management software. This allows us to offer you the best in Cloud VPS service.