Scalable Virtual Private Servers on SSD Storage
Not sure where to start? Pick anything! You can increase or lower your Canadian VPS Hosting resources any time and without a reboot! This way you're not stuck with the wrong amount of anything.
*Bandwidth overage fees only apply if you exceed the default allotment by a considerable amount without notifying us. Bursts of up to 1 TB / month over the included amount are not subject to additional fees. Please let us know if you expect to exceed the included amount and we'll make arrangements at a reasonable price.
VPS Hosting is... mini, dedicated environments with full root access, within one large powerful server. This allows all the benefits of dedicated server hosting without the hefty price tag. Our virtual servers are Linux-based OpenVZ 7 containers operating on Linux Kernel 3.10. Unlike your typical Virtual Machines, this type of virtualization optimizes memory and disk space by sharing resources, like the kernel, with their hardware node. For performance reasons, no GUI is available by default; instead you get a root Linux shell.
vCores or CPUs
vCores are the number of virtualized processing cores dedicated to your Canadian VPS. While they don't directly represent a physical hardware core, they do still define the ability to respond to queries simultaneously.
For example if two visitors request access to your homepage at the exact same time, a process can be loaded in each vCore to respond to the query simultaneously rather than responding to each request in sequence.
A single vCore with sequential responses are often just fine, as most requests are responded to in fractions of a second, however if your site requires more intensive processing time, then more vCores will be very useful.
Memory & Swap
At its simplest, the system memory defines roughly how quickly your server can respond to requests. Control panels often take up a good 200 - 500MB to operate effectively, then everything beyond that is usable to respond to visitor requests, like loading your homepage.
vSwap is used when your memory is exhausted. It gives you some overflow space to handle additional requests even if you run out of standard system memory.
Storage is the amount of space (think Megabytes, Gigabytes, etc) that your website takes up. HTML and PHP files are pretty small; but, if you decide to share your vacation photos on your website, you may find that storage goes pretty quickly! Helpful tip: Some programs on your computer, or tools for your website, can help minimize the amount of storage pictures use.
Transfer is the total amount of data (Megabytes, Gigabytes, etc) which is sent to and from the server. So, if your website is 5 megabytes, and is downloaded 100 times, you've then used 500 megabytes of transfer.
Our new line of virtual servers provides pre-set resource chunks, but you can customize them as you see fit by increasing and decreasing individual resources like memory or storage! You can also change those values on the fly and have them automatically updated within just seconds of placing the order. Because of our choice of virtualization being OpenVZ, changes to disk storage or memory do not require a reboot to apply.
Although we don’t offer per-second billing like many cloud hosting providers, after years of feedback from actual VPS and Cloud hosting users, we've instead opted to implement a scalable pre-determined monthly pricing model. This means zero billing surprises where you're suddenly paying three times (or more) than you expected because of, say, a bunch of bots hitting the site. Instead, you might prefer to respond by blocking the bots and not incurring those additional fees.
Power & Performance
Just how much can these servers take? A mid-range VPS (2-4GB of RAM) that has been optimized for high performance (both the server and web app, like WordPress) can handle over 500,000 requests per day without breaking a sweat.
Keep in mind that if you haven't done any optimizations you might find that number considerably lower. Get in touch with us to find out how you can get more power out of your VPS!
Configuration & Uptime
Our bare metal is hosted in a datacentre just outside of Montreal. Each server is configured with SSD Parity RAID to ensure the integrity of your data.
Average annual uptime is 99.99%, with the .01% to accommodate for scheduled outages necessary for security patching and critical system upgrades.
Our primary data centre for Canadian VPS Hosting is located in Beauharnois, Quebec (just outside of Montreal). Its physical placement provides the absolute best in network latency throughout North America and the Western coast of Europe.
The location provides inherent protection from natural disasters (they're virtually unheard of in the area) and guarantees bandwidth through multiple fibre lines dedicated to the datacentre in all four directions. Thanks to its proximity to a nearby electric dam, all energy consumed is green. And even better, energy consumption as a whole is minimized by using open air chassis designs and water-cooling.
The data centre has dedicated private vlans to three points in Europe (Paris, Central, and Western Europe) to avoid excessive hops for site visitors from just about anywhere across the globe.
It's this infrastructure matched with our powerful server optimizations which ensure that even customers in New Zealand find our services faster than their local hosting providers.
Cloud Servers Without The Confusion
Do you find you need an engineering degree just to decipher the leading cloud server providers' 10 page tables with 8 different types of barely distinguishable compute and 4 types of storage? Don't worry! Our options are far more straightforward.
These server slices are perfect for any hosting resellers looking for a dedicated web hosting solution without the hefty price tag of a dedicated server.
If you’re looking to transition your in-office server to a dedicated environment, our VPS hosting is an excellent balance of affordability, scalability, and reliability.
Love dedicated web app hosting services, but hate the high price? Configure your environment however you want with OpenVZ containers.
New to server management, or just want a bit of added protection? Relax; we've got you covered.
Platinum Management for Virtual Servers
Let us take care of the details so you can get back to business
Platinum is what we call our management services. Our hosting plans are all do-it-yourself (DIY). When you need a hand, we’ll provide guidance to help you fix issues yourself, but we won’t fix them for you. A Fully Managed Platinum subscription means you’ve got us standing by to intervene when you need us. Adding our full Platinum to your account changes our responses from “try this out” to “all fixed up! Here’s what we did to fix it…” With Platinum, you can rest easy knowing we’ve got you covered. If you prefer having only basic updates handled for you, you'll see options available during your order for simple update management as well.
19.99 - 69.99* / month!
Simply select “Platinum Management” during your VPS order
*$99.99 one-time setup fee applies
Platinum Management for Virtual Servers includes:
Virtual Servers are set up with a basic installation of the Linux flavour of your choice. With Platinum Management for Virtual Servers we'll set it up to your needs and perform security hardening to keep your server safe.
You'll find these options available to select during your order.
Free Recovery From Backup
Want an extra level of data protection? With our automated backup system you'll benefit from daily full-server backups for 1 week, plus three weekly backups so you can reach back in time for data whenever you need it. While our disaster recovery backups should never replace your own off-site backups, these are the equivalent of the disaster recovery backups we perform on our own shared servers.
Not sure how to make your VPS as secure as can be? Our security hardening add-on starts you off on the right foot with optimized firewall configurations (transport and application layer), automatic repeated failure banning, strong passwords, forced SSL, enhanced Spam protection, and full PCI compliance.
Transferring your website to Websavers? Let us take care of all the tricky business! Our SiteMigrator website transfer service includes the transfer of one complete website. Add more sites at $44.99 each and email accounts for $10.99 per mail account.
Security Layer Options
With a barebones VPS, the IP layer firewall, web application firewall, and login failure detection systems are up to you to configure. If you opt for the Imunify360 security layer, all of this is included! From Imunify's Port-based IP-layer firewall to their ModSecurity rules, to their cloud-based greylist.
Now that you've read about it, get started by ordering your own Virtual Private Server today!