As some of you may have noticed we are now allocating your VPS’s with Burst RAM. This is not a flaw in our system
We enjoy been the leader in Linux low cost VPS servers, and so we decided to give everyone an upgrade!
This is a new shared resource allowing you to go over your RAM limit with no issues or charges.
In most cases this means you have nearly twice the amount of usable RAM, at no extra cost.
These upgrades apply to all current and new clients.
If you have not had the upgrade please create a support ticket.
We are best known for our VPS servers at ZanyHost, so we spend a lot of time making the best service and packages around.
Recently we have been looking over our packages, and we feel some of the might be getting out of date, and well others we just want to make better .
Over next week or two you should see these changes taking place, at the moment we aren’t ready to release the specifics but we can give you a few clues:
- Changes will apply to both Xen and OpenVZ
- Prices on some packages will be changed
- More payment methods will be integrated for ALL services.
- All VPS plans will be getting upgraded, This includes all new and current customers
- You might also see some new plans and services
- Deals will be released on our Blog/Twitter before anywhere else, so be sure to follow!
Most Linux VPS hosting providers will offer two solutions for your VPS needs.
There is OpenVZ and XEN, these are simply the hyper-visor that will power and control your VPS environment.
OpenVZ is probably dare I say it the most common, this offers high performance hosting for Linux VPS servers by using a shared kernel with the main server.
XEN uses a more dedicated environment using its own kernel, this therefore allows clients to customize kernels and even in some situations install operating systems such as Windows on a Linux host.
However the main difference from one to the other for a client will be the cost, typically OpenVZ are cheaper, this is for a few reasons:
- Overselling – This is where a provider can allocate more resources than they have, so they could sell a total of 10GB RAM, even if they only had 8GB on the server, this is because most clients will not use 100% or even 80% of their purchased amount. XEN doesn’t allow this overselling, therefore profit margins are smaller. When done too much this can effect the performance of a VPS.
- Performance – OpenVZ typically is a higher performance system as it shares resources from the main server, as XEN uses a completely separate OS it can require more resources, however commonly people say XEN is more powerful, why? because your host can’t oversell there will be less VPS’s on the main host server.
Both of these technologies are supported by control panels such as SolusVM.
As a rule we always say to customers, do you need a custom kernel? No? well then get OpenVZ, its cheaper for the same service.
One of our most common tickets been made recently by clients, was asking for help when it comes to their VPS disk space.
Basically over time your VPS will use more and more disk space, as all operating systems do.
Typically desktop operating systems will do some house keeping but Linux Servers don’t always do this.
So here is a really quick guide to help you free some space. More >
Most of our dedicated servers are now out of stock.
Thanks to all of our great customers that grabbed them up so fast!
We should have some more in stock later this week, at the latest some time very early next week.
If you would like to reserve a server please contact sales and they can help.