Virtual Machines

A virtual server is an emulated server running on very large, powerful and fast physical server chassis.  The advantages are that the virtual server is not tied to the physical hardware should a failure occur or reconfiguration is needed.  It is easy to move a virtual machine from one server chassis to another by simply shutting down, exporting, transferring over, importing, and starting back up.  Virtual servers can easily have their memory or CPU resources altered as the client wishes.  Simple, easy, reliable.

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VMware Workstation 10

VMWare

All of our virtual machines run on VMware (previously VirtualBox).  We can create you an instance of a 64bit CentOS 6 LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL Perl/PHP) virtual machine for a one off setup fee of £49.50+VAT or import one of your own for free.  All we need is the .ova file.

Static IP Addresses

All of our virtual machines come with a single static IP address, and basic support and advice.  We provide you with your own root access for you to manage your own virtual machine via SSH or VNC remote desktop.

Support

Support is provided in office hours Monday to Friday.  Out of hours, we have a dedicated support system that you will have access to.

Linux Virtual Machine Pricing

We price our non clustered Linux VMware virtual machines at the following monthly rates:

CPU cores x1 x2 x4
Memory per GB £6.00 £9.00 £15.00

All prices per month, excluding VAT. E&OE.

Examples:-

(1) An entry level Linux virtual machine with a single 3GHz processor and 4Gb of memory would be only £24+VAT per month and would make an ideal basic web hosting server.

(2) A 2x 3GHz Linux virtual machine with 4Gb of memory would be only £36+VAT/month and would be ideal for e-commerce hosting.

(3) A quad 3GHz Linux virtual machine with 8Gb of memory would be £120+VAT/month for high end work.  Consider also our cluster facility.

To calculate a price yourself, simply locate the column of the number of processors you wish to use, and then multiply the price by the amount of memory you intend to use, use the lowest memory figure that you will actually use.

Windows Virtual Machine Pricing

To ensure we recover the cost of Microsoft licensing, we price our non clustered Windows 2012 R2 64bit VMware virtual machines at the following monthly rates:

CPU cores x1 x2 x4
Memory per GB £9.50 £19.50 £39.50

All prices per month, excluding VAT. E&OE.

Examples:-

(1) An entry level Windows 2012 R2 64bit virtual machine with a single 3GHz processor and 4Gb of memory would be only £38+VAT per month and would make an ideal basic web hosting server.

(2) A 2x 3GHz Windows 2012 R2 64bit virtual machine with 4Gb of memory would be only £78+VAT/month and would be ideal for e-commerce hosting.

To calculate a price yourself, simply locate the column of the number of processors you wish to use, and then multiply the price by the amount of memory you intend to use, use the lowest memory figure that you will actually use.

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