OpenVZ is container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.
We maintain DRS backups of the underlying file system in the event of a mass failure, but these backups cannot be used for individual restores. If this is desired, our Backup Storage service is recommended.
Solus Virtual Manager (SolusVM) is a powerful GUI based VPS management system with full OpenVZ, Linux KVM, Xen Paravirtualization and Xen HVM support. SolusVM allows you and your clients to manage a VPS cluster with security & ease.
All of our Managed UK VPS plans delivered with CentOS 6 x86_64. CentOS is an Premium-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by a prominent North American Premium Linux vendor. CentOS conforms fully with the upstream vendors redistribution policy and aims to be 100% binary compatible.
We give full root (total) access to every VPS client meaning that you are welcome to install or remove any software or file on the system and you will be given full SSH access to the server. Do keep in mind that we are unable to provide support for software not provisioned with the server.
All of our Managed VPS plans comes packaged with the SolusVM control panel which allows you to instantly reboot your Virtual Private Server at any time without the need to contact support. HostXNow's UK VPS usually restart in under 10 seconds however the restart time can vary depending on what software you are running on your VPS.