Like all of Infinitely Virtualís hosting plans, our Basic Email Hosting with hMail plan is based on our unique Virtual Dedicated Server technology. We pre-install hMail, a standards based email system running on Windows. You administer the email system with hMailAdmin and get standard email features like: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, Anti-virus, Anti-spam, and SSL encryption.
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Overview - Basic Email Hosting with hMail
Like all of Infinitely Virtual’s hosting plans, our Basic Email Hosting with hMail plan is based on our unique Cloud Server technology. We pre-install hMail, a standards based email system running on Windows. You administer the email system with hMailAdmin and get standard email features like: POP3, SMTP, IMAP, Anti-virus, Anti-spam, and SSL encryption.
Every server has between 1 and 12 2.53 Ghz virtual CPUs, shared on hosts operating, on average, below 30% CPU utilization. We ensure that every server is backed by 100% of the RAM included in their plan, up to 32 GB. Other features include: Virtual KVM, Virtual CD/DVD & Floppy, Virtual Power Buttons, and Performance Charts. These features let you stay in control just like you were sitting in front of a physical server.
With Infinitely Virtual’s Cloud Server, you are always protected. Our revolutionary Enterprise Virtualization Environment (E.V.E.)TM, with features like a clustered NetApp SAN with RAID-DP, VMware HA clustering, and clustered enterprise firewalls, guarantees 100% uptime. We also backup your servers nightly by taking application-consistent snapshots.
Infinitely Virtual consistently monitors every server in our environment and alerts you when your server is exceeding operational norms. We provide you with 24/7 service and guarantee incredible performance for your Cloud Server. Find out what our customers are saying about Infinitely Virtual: Our Success Stories.
Infinitely Virtual's Basic Email Hosting plans are Infinitely Scalable - more customizable than any other servers in the industry. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a sales engineer by calling (866) 257-8455.
RAM: provision up to 32 GB of RAM to any server in 128 MB increments for just $2.99/month.
Server plans each come standard with a specific amount of RAM dedicated to that server. In many cases RAM is the component that most affects performance. When servers have less memory than is required to execute operating system and application instructions, that information is instead stored in a pagefile or swap partition. This paging is what leads to poor performance. To avoid this, ensure you have enough RAM for your application. If you are not sure how much to get, don't worry. You can always add RAM to your server; upgrades require just a server reboot.
CPU Cores: provision up to 12x 2.53 Ghz cores to any server in 1 core increments for just $7.99/month.
Each Cloud Server is provisioned with a specific number of 2.53 Ghz cpu cores. These are the servers' processors. Depending on the operating system, these cores may be configured as multiple single-core processors or single processors with multiple cores. CPUs, after RAM, are the next most important component to performance. You may add cores to your server at any time. Core upgrades require just a reboot.
Boot Disk: provision servers with up to a 500 GB boot disk (15k FC/SAS) in 1 GB increments for just $1.00/month.
A boot disk is the first virtual hard drive in a virtual server. It stores the operating system and all applications for the server. It is critical that the hard drive is large enough for all of your applications and data. If available disk space runs below 20%, it is likely that server performance will suffer. You may add disk space to a server's boot disk any time, in some cases without needing to even restart the server. All boot disks are high-performance Fibre-Channel or SAS 15k RPM based storage. Price includes both local and offsite backup.
SATA Disk: add low-cost storage to your server, up to 2 TB, in 10 GB increments for just $3.00/month
SATA Disk is added to a server as a separate virtual hard drive based on 7.2k RPM SATA storage. Price includes both local and offsite backup.
Network & Security Options
McAfee Endpoint Protection: $2.99/month
McAfee SaaS Endpoint Protection Suite (formerly Total Protection Service) delivers essential protection from viruses, spyware, web threats, and hacker attacks. SaaS Endpoint Protection Suite automates your online defenses, lowers costs, and streamlines security deployments, updates, upgrades, and management ó all through the online McAfee SecurityCenter.
Access to Network Performance Monitor: $4.99/month
Purchase this option and gain access to our NPM. View current and historical resource utilization. See events, alerts and availability reports for all of your nodes. Customers with multiple servers and plans can purchase this on just one plan and gain access to all of the servers in your account.
You may choose to purchase either an annual plan or a monthly plan. Annual plans come with a 10% discount.
Basic Building Block
The basic building block of every plan is our revolutionary VMware based Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) running on our exclusive Enterprise Virtualization Environment (E.V.E.)TM. Our Virtual Dedicated Servers are unique in that they are both virtual, consuming shared resources across our massive E.V.E., and dedicated, giving customers complete control over the operating system. Our Windows VDS plans enable you to install any feature of Windows and install any supported application.
Email Hosting with hMail
We install hMail on your Virtual Dedicated Server. hMail is a simple, standards based email system that runs on Windows. Administer the email system with a simple interface called hMailAdmin. Users can use their favorite email program as well as a user friendly webmail. hMail features include:
POP3, SMTP, IMAP
Why Windows Virtual Dedicated Server instead of VPS?
Every server has a virtual CPU, virtual RAM, virtual system board and bios, virtual network interface card, and virtual hard drives. We install Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 on this virtual hardware, and we give you access to the administrator account. With this, you can modify the installation of Windows in any way you require, install any software, and manage the server just like you purchased it directly from HP or Dell.
Dedicated Server Performance
Infinitely Virtual VDS plans feature the industry's highest performance. Every server has between 1 and 8 2.53 Ghz virtual CPUs, shared on hosts operating, on average, below 30% CPU utilization. This means that an any given point in time, your server will have the ability to utilize all 2.53 Ghz of your CPU cores. We ensure that every server is backed by 100% of the RAM included in their plan, up to 16 GB. Servers are connected to our virtual switch infrastructure at 1 Gbps, and Internet connectivity is 100 Mbps. Most importantly, our servers are stored on our NetApp SAN with 15k fibre-channel disks, ensuring the highest disk performance in the industry.
Infinitely Scalable Servers
One of the unique advantages of Virtual Dedicated Servers vis-à-vis dedicated servers is their ability to be upgraded in very small increments without having to reinstall the server's operating system or applications. We offer our customers the ability to upgrade any aspect of their server in tiny increments.
Add 2.5 Ghz CPU Cores - up to 12 cores
Add RAM in increments of 125 MB - up to 32 GB
Add mail storage in increments of 1 GB - up to 1 TB
This enables you to scale your server as your needs grow without disrupting your users.
Better than Dedicated Server Access with vCloud Director
With our vCloud Director enabled plans, interact with your Virtual Dedicated Server from Infinitely Virtual like you were sitting in front of your server. A serious limitation of dedicated servers is that you cannot see the console, insert a CD in the drive or power cycle the server without remote hands. Until now, these were limitations that customers had to tolerate to get the performance their applications required. Our VDS plans feature:
With these unique features, you can interact with your server whether or not the operating system is running. If you accidentally lock yourself out of VNC or remote desktop by modifying the firewall settings, you can easily connect to our Virtual KVM and let yourself back in. If you want to insert a CD, DVD or floppy, just access our Virtual CD/DVD & Floppy feature. And if for any reason the server won't restart gracefully, just power it down and back up with our Virtual Power Buttons.
Is Your Dedicated Server or VPS Plan Clustered?
We define the standard for fault-tolerance, guaranteeing 100% uptime. Every Virtual Dedicated Server is protected by E.V.E., with features like:
Serious Data Protection
We take data protection seriously. Every plan includes our unique data protection feature. Every server in our environment is backed up nightly by taking a point-in-time snapshot of the entire datastore. Unlike our competitors who take crash-consistent snapshots of their customers' servers, we take application-consistent snapshots. We retain daily backups for 7 days and weekly backups for 4 weeks.
Instruct the VSS aware applications on each VM to quiesce all transactions, including:
Microsoft SQL Server
Instruct the VM to quiesce all disk transactions, creating a VM level snapshot
Take snapshot of underlying datastore
Delete VM level snapshot
Free SNMP Monitoring
To ensure the best possible performance, we give our customers free SNMP monitoring. Every server in our environment is monitored by our enterprise NMS. We constantly monitor CPU usage, RAM usage and disk usage, and if your server exceeds our norms, we notify you so you can take corrective action.
Learn More About E.V.E.
Learn more about our exclusive Enterprise Virtualization EnvironmentTM and how it sets us apart from the competition. When selecting a hosting solution, there is only one question you should ask, "Is this plan hosted on E.V.E.?"