05 Apr

Major benefits of VPS hosting over traditional shared hosting solutions

Are you on Shared hosting services with restrictions?

Are you looking for more power and flexibility with your web hosting service?

Are you not allowed to do custom configurations or installation of specific software or service?

If answer to any of the above questions is a “Yes”, you should consider VPS hosting services that comes with administrator or root access to the server for detailed configuration along with more scalability feature.

VPS hosting solution is an ideal alternative of dedicated servers. The resources on a virtual private server hosting platform are distributed amongst a set of users in unique way that provides dedicated resources at low cost compared to dedicated servers – this allows you to gain best performance of your server at cheaper rates (like dedicated server).

The VPS Hosting plans are best for all medium-sized enterprises or for large e-commerce websites.

You should consider VPS Hosting if you need any of the below features:

•             Low website loading speed (fast website access).

•             Requirement of root access or administrator rdp access of web server.

•             Running a website with medium web traffic.

•             Requirement of more power for your web server or database server.

•             Requirement of uninterrupted accessibility of website and not have your website affected by other websites on same server.

•             Requirement of a flexible and scalable server (increase or decrease resources whenever required).

•             Requirement of having an isolated environment which is not shared with any other customer.

Moving to VPS Hosting from shared hosting

The low rates and potentiality of VPS inspires various businesses to consider VPS servers. This saves the man-power, time and cost of the firm. As with several restrictive nature of shared hosting, there is no much need of server observation and management with VPS. License installation or software upgrading task is easily handled by VPS as it comes with complete root access. You can enjoy all the benefits of ultimate web performance, scalability, powerful control panel and more with VPS.

VPS is a ver cost-effective web hosting service available in current market. Adopting VPS as the hosting solutions is helping the growth of the capital for companies. Every penny spending is giving fruitful results for the business. More and more businesses are moving the web application to VPS so that they can capture all benefits of VPS hosting and its functionality.

We at Softsys Hosting offers premium VPS hosting plans for you to switch over from shared hosting. Whether they are based on Linux or Windows or Cloud. We feel proud to announce our VPS Hosting plans from Softsys Hosting, your one stop hosting solution provider.

Softsys Window VPS: Affordable Windows VPS with Hyper-V Technology, available with managed or self-managed service level

Softsys Linux VPS: SSD Linux VPS Hosting Plans Powered by KVM virtualization infrastructure, available with or without cPanel.

Softsys Cloud VPS: Build Your Own Cloud VPS as per your resource requirements. Completely scalable and redundant!

24 Nov

Cloud VPS Hosting – How We Do it!

For an end user, it is always very baffling to choose a right “Cloud” server with so many small hosts popping up who love to market their services as Cloud Enabled. I’ll walk through some important points explaining how we implement VM’s in cloud compared to traditional standalone virtual servers.


We have a completely separate physical space that we use to isolate our cloud infrastructure. The hardware involved with cloud setup includes:

1) Servers – Control server, HyperVisors, Backup Servers – all of these are enterprise class SuperMicro Branded servers.
2) SAN Arrays – We use multiple with 10K SAS drives in RAID 10 array. These have replication enabled and each array in itself is 100% redundant with multiple PSU’s, RAID controllers, RAID 10 disks, etc. All of these units are Dell Equallogic PS series.
3) Switches – Used for public connectivity, storage SAN connectivity, backup network. All of these are different brands of Juniper Switches.

From software perspective, we use OnApp cloud enabling software which manages the logic and intelligence for some amazing cloud features. Our cloud setup has enterprise-class resilience, with multi-layered security, a self-healing architecture, automatic hypervisor failover and disaster recovery supported automated backups.

How it works – Automatic Failover & Hot Migration

We have setup our cloud environment in a way that it is 100% redundant end-to-end. Hence, we can lose half of our entire setup equipment and your service will still continue to operate. There are multiple HyperVisors which host the VM’s and all of these are connected to redundant SAN arrays through fibre channel and 10Ge connectivity. In case one of the HyperVisor (HV) goes down for any reason, VM’s will automatically failover to alternate HV and it continues to work without any connectivity loss. 99% of the Operating systems (except legacy Windows 2003, etc) support hot migration – this means that VM will continue to operate with without reboot in same state even after migrating over to alternate HV (all open programs / services will remain open and operational). In case operating system does not support hot migration, it will be shut down, migrate to another HV and thereafter restarted back. This ensures that VM remains up and working at all times – ensuring 100% uptime guarantee even if HV goes down.

Load Balancing

Cloud hosting environment also supports automatic load balancing of selected VM’s. It is just a matter of few clicks to specify VM’s that will participate in load balancing cluster. With such a setup, all incoming traffic is intelligently distributed evenly amongst VM’s in cluster.

Auto Scaling

Cloud server hosting also supports, easy-to-configure autoscaling for virtual machines. VMs can be configured up and down (adding/removing RAM, CPU and disk resources), and scale VMs out (by cloning the VM) according to configurable thresholds.

For example, you can set up a rule that will add 1,000MB of memory to a VM if RAM usage has been above 90% for the last 10 minutes – but add no more than 5,000MB in 24 hours. Billing is automatically adjusted for autoscaled resources.

Automated backup

Virtual machine backups are also automated with cloud hosting in addition to availability of manual backup and restore functions. The Cloud enables automated/scheduled backups and ad-hoc backups of VM data. These backups in terms of VM snapshots are stored outside of SANs on separate cluster of backup servers, allowing true disaster recovery in case of SAN failure.

Operating Systems

We provide pre-built OS templates to build your VM with. There are 25+ supported operating system templates which include various flavours of CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, ClearOS along with Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 R2 and the latest Windows Server 2012.

We’re having hundreds of customers hosted on our enterprise class Cloud VPS plans and it has been nothing but a stellar hosting experience with 100% positive customer feedback!