(Ping! Zine Web Hosting Magazine) – New Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS) based on KVM virtualization (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) have been announced by web hosting provider HostColor.com. The company hosts the new KVM virtual machines in a data center located near Chicago. With the launch of the new VDS the customers of HostColor.com can now get low cost VPS hosting services with a choice of virtualization platform between OpenVZ, KVM and Xen virtual machines.
HostColor.com offers four standard VDS plans. The entry level plan called VPS Start, now features KVM-based virtual server with 768 MB RAM, 20 GB Space, 1,000 GB monthly bandwidth, manageable with SolusVM VPS automation control panel. KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization method that allows the virtual machine manager to be embedded into the Operating System kernel. This makes possible for the KVM based Virtual Servers to benefit a lot from excellent disk and network I/O performance.
The KVM based virtual servers feature Virtual Network Computing (VNC) that gives Host Color’s customers full access to the console of the VDS. This means that they can work in a physical-like IT Hosting environment and manage their virtual machines as a fully isolated dedicated servers.
Unlike the OpenVZ based VPS, on the KVM based Virtual Dedicated Servers the server memory (RAM) and hard disk space are not “shared” with other virtual machines on the underlying host server system. This means that the resources allocated on any KVM VPS can not be assigned to another virtual server and that overselling is not possible.
Among other benefits of the Host Color’s KVM based VPS Hosting plans are:
- An opportunity for the customers to choose custom kernels and custom kernel modules for their VDS
- Set up of a VPN server in (PPTP, OpenVPN, IPSec)
- Use Windows, Linux, BSD, OpenSolaris operating system.
- Run a Window manager such as Gnome or KDE and interaction with it using the VNC.
The customers of the new KVM-based VPS/VDS Hosting plans, who use cPanel/WHM hosting automation panel can also activate by 1-click a free Content Delivery Network (CDN) service info their virtual machines.
HostColor.com has recently announced a promotional campaign on 100 Mbps Unmetered bandwidth ports. It is available to users of Dedicated Hosting plans and the new KVM-based Virtual Dedicated Servers. Customers who wants to get a 100 Mbps quality bandwidth should open a support ticket with subject “100 Mbps Unmetered” from their accounts.
HostColor.com is a web hosting provider since 2000. It is owned by Host Color LLC, a Wilmington, Delaware, U.S. incorporated company. The company operates a fully-redundant network with 100% uptime SLA guarantee with uplinks to Level 3, Cogent and Internap. The company’s core equipment is hosted in a high-class data center located 90 miles from Chicago in South Bend, Indiana. The strategic location and the redundant network operated by the hosting provider ensure the lowest possible latency to any point in North America and Europe. Host Color also provides website hosting services in Europe through its subsidiary Host Color Europe (hostcoloreurope.com).