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Verio Unveils Linux Virtual Private Server

By ECT News Staff
Aug 14, 2006 10:01 AM PT

Verio, a provider of hosting and managed services, announced Monday the development of Virtual Private Server, a hosted service running Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4.

Verio Unveils Linux Virtual Private Server

The offering, which will be available in the fourth quarter 2006, will mark Verio's first attempt to fully support VPS services in the Linux environment.

A Virtualized Environment

Designed for small and midsize businesses, resellers and developers, Virtual Private Server combines a virtualized managed Linux environment with partitioning technology, creating a suite of services, account controls and applications with which users can manage data backups, server security and software updates.

Linux VPS will share the same features of the FreeBSD-based version of VPS, including the following:

  • SAN (storage area network) integration for high-speed network storage;
  • VPS control panel -- a Web interface designed to ease VPS set up and administration for less-technical users;
  • Verio Reseller Business Tools -- for billing, accounting and reporting tasks;
  • Support for LAMP (Linux operating system, Apache, MYSQL and Perl/Python/PHP);
  • Configurable IP Firewall;
  • Network Monitoring; and
  • Root Access -- for rebooting servers, configuring accounts and installing Web-based applications, software and utilities.

One More Hosting Option

"This extension of VPS to the Linux operating system will provide our customers and resellers another option and more hosting choices," said Heather Boyer, director of product management for Verio.

Verio will be demonstrating its Linux VPS at LinuxWorld, Aug. 15-17, at San Francisco's Moscone Center.

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