Infinitely Virtual offers a premium Linux Cloud Server plan that includes all the benefits of a dedicated server without the cost of physical hardware. We give our customers the highest performance, with up to 32 GB dedicated virtual RAM, up to 12 virtual CPUs, and virtual disk drives backed by 15k RPM drives. All plans are Infinitely Scalable.
Infinitely Virtual offers the only Linux Cloud Server with free onsite and offsite backup using Application-Consistent Snapshot technology. You get total data protection with daily onsite backups, 6 daily and 4 weekly; plus all data is replicated offsite throughout the day. With our Application-Consistent Snapshots, entire servers or individual files can be restored in minutes in a consistent state; database and disk transactions complete and no data corruption.
Our Linux Cloud Servers are 100% Secure
Get the only Linux Cloud Server with free Perimeter Intrusion Detection & Prevention and Perimeter Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware. Every network transaction is inspected by our unique perimeter devices, blocking known attacks and CVEs. Viruses and malware transmitted over unencrypted connections are blocked before they get to your server. And for customers who want the ability to manage their own firewall appliance, we offer our optional Self-Managed vShield-based Firewall.
Our Linux Cloud Servers offer our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
With our Enterprise Virtualization Environment (E.V.E.)TM, we achieve 100% uptime. Every server is protected by VMware HA Clustering, SAN Clustering and a redundant everything architecture. We ensure the fastest possible performance with dynamic host load balancing and dynamic storage load balancing. Every plan comes with our 30-Day 100% Money-Back Guarantee.
Overview - Linux Cloud Hosting
With a Linux Cloud Server plan, we install Debian or CentOS on virtual hardware and give you access to the root login, letting you modify the installation of Linux, install any software, and manage the server yourself.
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 Linux Cloud Server 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.
IP Addresses: provision servers with up to 5 IP addresses for just $1.00/month.
While one IP address is generally enough for most applications, there are times that you may need to have more. The most common reason for needing multiple IP addresses is SSL certificates for multiple domains. Additional IP addresses are available subject to approval.
Bandwidth: allocate up to 4 TB monthly data transfer in 500 GB increments for just $14.99/month.
Bandwidth or monthly data transfer is the amount of data transferred to or from the Internet in any calendar month. Each plan comes with a specific amount of bandwidth - some unlimited. In multiserver configurations, data transferred between servers are not considered part of this monthly data transfer.
Additional Disk Options
2nd, 3rd and 4th Disks: provision servers with up to 4x 500 GB disks (15k FC/SAS) in 1 GB increments for just $1.00/month.
Add up to 3 high-performance FC/SAS 15k RPM based virtual hard drives to any plan. While this is not necessary for many configurations, specific applications benefit a great deal from having multiple disks. In most cases non-boot disks can be increased in size without any disruption in service. Price includes both local and offsite backup.
Operating System Options
We currently offer customers a choice between CentOS and Debian.
CentOS is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Enterprise Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible.
Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.
Control Panel Options
Infinitely Virtual is committed to provisioning the server you want. That's why we offer our customers the choice of installing our control panel, Gnome and VNC. You may choose to install any or all of the following:
Turnkey Linux LAMP Stack
LAMP is a popular open source web platform commonly used to run dynamic web sites and servers. It includes Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Python/Perl and is considered by many the platform of choice for development and deployment of high performance web applications which require a solid and reliable foundation.
Infinitely Virtual offers our customers the ability to use Gnome, which gives Linux a Microsoft Windows-like GUI.
GNOME (abbreviation of GNU Network Object Model Environment) is a desktop environment—a graphical user interface that runs on top of a computer operating system—composed entirely of free and open source software. It was created by two Mexican programmers, Miguel de Icaza and Federico Mena. It is an international project that includes creating software development frameworks, selecting application software for the desktop, and working on the programs that manage application launching, file handling, and window and task management.
GNOME is part of the GNU Project and can be used with various Unix-like operating systems, most notably GNU/Linux, and as part of the Java Desktop System in Solaris.
VNC is remote control software which allows you to view and fully interact with one computer desktop (the "VNC server") using a simple program (the "VNC viewer") on another computer desktop anywhere on the Internet. The two computers don't even have to be the same type, so for example you can use VNC to view a Windows Vista desktop at the office on a Linux or Mac computer at home. For ultimate simplicity, there is even a Java viewer, so that any desktop can be controlled remotely from within a browser without having to install software.
Operating System Firewall Only: Included
This option offers no additional protection beyond what is provided by the server's operating system firewall. Linux and Windows both come with a built-in firewall.
Self-Managed vShield Firewall: $2.99/month
Infinitely Virtual offers a unique feature: Self-Managed vShield Firewall. Customers are permitted to managed the firewall and nat rules on their virtual firewall. Additional features include:
Manage incoming and outgoing firewall policies
Manage Port Address Translation
Manage Network Address Translation
Configure and Manage Network Load Balancing
Configure and Manage IPSec Site-to-Site VPNs
Managed Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall: $4.99/month
We offer a managed Stateful Packet Inspection Firewall option to our customers. The option is bundled with various plans.
A stateful firewall (any firewall that performs stateful packet inspection (SPI) or stateful inspection) is a firewall that keeps track of the state of network connections (such as TCP streams, UDP communication) travelling across it. The firewall is programmed to distinguish legitimate packets for different types of connections. Only packets matching a known connection state will be allowed by the firewall; others will be rejected.
Our managed firewall option is managed solely by our support staff. Request all changes by submitting a support case.
Network & Security Options
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.
Managed Site-to-Site IPSec VPN: $24.99/month
This unique feature allows us to place your virtual servers inside your office network.
Support IP printing and scanning
Enable everyone at the office to securely share files without configuring PPTP VPN
Join Windows XP, Vista and 7 Professional to an Active Directory
Join your virtual server to your office Active Directory
Requires Managed Firewall
You may choose to purchase either an annual plan or a monthly plan. Annual plans come with a 10% discount.
Technology - Linux Cloud Hosting
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 Linux VDS plans enable you to install any feature of Linux and install any supported application.
Why Linux 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 Debian or CentOS on this virtual hardware, and we give you access to the root login. With this, you can modify the installation of Linux 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 disk space in increments of 1 GB - up to 1 TB
Add monthly transfer in increments of 500 GB - up to 4 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.?"