With recent advances in software and hardware in the field of
virtualisation, it has become common to use the Virtual Private
Server (VPS) as a solution to server infrastructure
In simple terms a VPS is simply an instance of a server, running
its own operating system on virtualised hardware. A typical setup
has several VPS servers running on a 'host' server - the physical
computer. It offers all the advantages of a full, dedicated server,
but with the cost benefits of a shared hosting environment.
Dual processor Xeon servers with RAID-10 storage provide
fantastic site performance.
Our servers are hosted in an enterprise datacentre on Kent
Street in Sydney, Australia. Internet connectivity is provided by
Soul, operators of Australia's largest independent carrier
Our current connection is 200mbit incoming (from the internet
to our facility) and 200mbit outgoing (from our facility to the
We use high quality commodity hardware, ensuring that
all components are easy to replace and upgrade, and are readily
available. We've focused on performance and uptime, spending
countless hours running tests to find the best configurations for
each aspect of the service.
Lower cost - A server setup that is equivalent in most ways to
a dedicated server, for a fraction of the cost.
Complete control over the server - you get full root access and
can manage every aspect of the operating system.
Ease of setup and provisioning (signup video) - a VPS can typically be spun-up
on demand within minutes after your initial request. There's no
waiting for hardware to get installed.