Miniserver VM® VPS Packages - Our Public Cloud server solution
Memset® first launched their Miniserver VM® Cloud Servers in 2002 and have been pioneers in the field of virtualisation ever since. In that regard we have been selling and supporting Cloud servers well before the word Cloud was even invented. Every Miniserver Cloud Server comes with its own dedicated and unshared resources in terms of RAM, CPU and disk space and for operational functionality is identical to a dedicated server.
Our Public Cloud estate is powered by hundreds of Dell Servers with either Quad or Hex core processors and we typically have no more than 15 Miniservers running on each host machine for performance, redundancy and risk mitigation.
Note: Prices exclude VAT.
|Xeon CPU cores||1 x 0.20 GHz||1 x 0.40 GHz||2 x 0.40 GHz||2 x 0.80 GHz||4 x 0.80 GHz||4 x 1.50 GHz||8 x 1.50 GHz|
|Dedicated RAM||512 MBytes||1 GByte||2 GBytes||4 GBytes||8 GBytes||15 GBytes||30 GBytes|
|RAID disk space||40 GBytes||60 GBytes||90 GBytes||140 GBytes||200 GBytes||300 GBytes||500 GBytes|
|Basic Port Patrol™ monitoring||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included||Included|
|Solid-state disks (SSD)||n/a||n/a||n/a||$8.50/mo||$17.00/mo||$26.00/mo||$43.00/mo|
|Opt. 1: Unmetered connection||5Mbps 10:1||5Mbps 5:1||10Mbps 7:1||10Mbps 4:1||20Mbps 4:1||40Mbps 4:1||40Mbps 4:1|
|Opt. 2: Inclusive transfer||50GB (20Mbps)||100GB (20Mbps)||150GB (20Mbps)||250GB (20Mbps)||500GB (20Mbps)||1000GB (50Mbps)||1000GB (50Mbps)|
|IP addresses included||1||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|cPanel/WHM with Fantastico||n/a||$13.00/mo||$13.00/mo||$13.00/mo||$13.00/mo||$13.00/mo||$13.00/mo|
|Approx. lead time from payment||<20 mins||<20 mins||<20 mins||<20 mins||<20 mins||<20 mins||<20 mins|
|Minimum term||1 month||1 month||1 month||1 month||1 month||1 month||1 month|
|Cancellation notice period||7 days||7 days||7 days||7 days||7 days||7 days||7 days|
What is a Miniserver VM® Cloud Server?
Being a great advocator of open standards we use Xen Hypervisor to divide a single physical Dell server into many smaller Virtual Cloud Servers each with their own dedicated resources. Using Xen Open Source for the virtualisation layer also means that we don't have the high licence costs of software like VMWare so we don't have to pass on any charges to customers in that regard. Although several Miniserver VM®Cloud Servers may exist on one physical server, they are as secure as if they were separate machines on the same network, and the resources are partitioned in such a way that one virtual machine's activities cannot negatively affect the others. Our Xen architecture has passed both ISO27001 security accreditation and also CESG IL2 accreditation for government. Miniservers can be upgraded or downgraded using the "self-service" tools on your account and we can seamlessly change your billing to reflect these changes.
Why use Miniserver VM® Cloud Servers?
As most IT professionals know, most servers currently in service either on premise or hosted only need access to a higher amount of resources for some of the time. That is where a Miniserver VM® Cloud Server comes into its own. You get all the benefits of powerful server resources when you need them, but cut the cost by sharing those resources when you are not using them (which is most of the time). As well as being able to upgrade and downgrade those resources on demand, the technology allows us to give you other facilities such as mirrored disks at no additional cost and Solid State Disks(SSD) for those requiring dedicated server like disk performance for a nominal extra charge. Miniserver Cloud servers are also available on a "pay as you go model" per hour or on a more traditional monthly rolling contract for those seeking a more fixed cost model
What is a Miniserver VM® Snapshot
Our snapshot feature allows any customer with a Miniserver Cloud Server and Memstore™ to take a complete copy of their server and store it on their Memstore™ account. This is particularly useful for disaster recovery, storing multiple copies of your server or adding additional servers to an existing cluster or deployment. You can create additional servers from an existing snapshot image either with the PAYG or monthly Miniservers at point of ordering.
Technical Support Options
All the basic prices of the Miniserver Cloud Servers include self-managed support where we are responsible for hardware, power and connectivity and we provide basic monitoring to check the server for ping and power 24/7. If you need assistance with managing your Miniserver VM® then you should consider our Memset®-managed SLA which covers everything from configuration and troubleshooting of operating system and standard software to out of hours emergency support and tackling any security issues should they arise.
Will my Miniserver integrate with my Memstore Account?
One of the main advantages of having all of your hosting with Memset is that data transferred between your Memset servers and Memstore is free-of-charge and sent internally over a gigabit connection within our datacentre. Although Memstore is a Cloud Storage framework it also offers customers a Content Delivery Network to cache and serve static content. Please view the Memstore documentation for more information on this.