Virtual Private (VPS), Virtual Dedicated (VDS) and Cloud Servers provide you with a greater level of control, customisation and performance than Shared Hosting.
You can select from all the major virtualisation technologies, each allowing you the choice of managing your Virtual Machine via full root access or by using a Control Panel
Virtualisation Technology Comparison Table
CPU GHz / Cores
Max VMs per Node
NIC Transfer Speed
- £2 / month
- £3 / month
- Live Services
- £5 / month
- £18 / month
- £16 / month
Astutium VPS / VDS / Cloud Servers are built on Supermicro Dual-HexCore systems, with RAID-10 disk arrays, 64GB RAM and Redundant Power-Supplies. These resources are then sub-divided into multiple VMs (virtual instances), which can have guaranteed availability of CPU/RAM/DISK and can burst to higher levels when necessary - giving you the power of the highest specification servers at a fraction of the capex cost.
What is an Astutium VPS?
Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are designed for single-task or temporary use, ideal where you don't need dedicated resources, high-levels of throughput, or g'teed processing, but still want control over the OS selection and configuration
Possible uses of a VPS are; Nagios monitoring stations; Private VPNs ; Temporary OS Testing Servers ;
- A VPS stores your files in a container
- A VPS shares RAM/CPU and DISK-IO with the other virtual machines on the host-node
- A VPS has its own copy of applications and configuration files
- A VPS can have full root access
- A VPS can be started, stopped, recreated and modified independantly of any other vps instance, instantly online
What is an Astutium VDS?
Virtual Dedicated Servers (VDS) are the step between shared hosting and a fully dedicated server.
Your Astutium VDS provides you the power, control and performance needed for todays demanding e-commerce, application and enterprise hosting solutions, and are designed to be 'little servers', behaving almost exactly like a stand-alone physical server, with its own filesystem, configuration, processes and users, completely isolated from other VDS instances.
Possible uses of a VDS are; VoIP/Teamspeak Servers; Web Hosting Servers; Email Servers; LAMP Development Systems ;
- A VDS gets its own dedicated CPU and RAM - not shared with other users
- A VDS has its own applications and configuration files
- A VPS can have full root access
- A VDS can have a control-panel (like cpanel) for managing hosting accounts
What is an Astutium Cloud Server?
Cloud means "someone elses computer" - it's our hardware running in our datacentre, but virtualised for your use, and isolated from access/impact by other customers.
A Cloud Server is a VDS which can be scaled up as your requirements grow, instantly online through your Client Portal.
Possible uses of a Cloud Server; Shared Hosting Servers; App Deployment Servers; MySQL Database Servers; Dedicated Minecraft Worlds; Anything you could need a dedicated machine for !
Benefits of an Astutium VPS/VDS/Cloud
Astutium Virtualisation Solutions are far superior to public clouds, budget providers and standard shared hosting, giving you...
- Functionality Improvements
Dedicated resources ensures your site and applications have the highest performance possible. All instantly scalable should your requirements grow.
- Lower Capex Costs
The benefits of a stand-alone server without the initial expense of a high-end dedicated system.
- More Control
Your VPS/VDS provides you with full root access to the server, and the ability to modify configuration files to your exact needs. You can install any application required by your business without needing host permission.
- Ease of Use
Our simple to use VM Control Panel and a full range of optional Control Panels allows you to stop, start and fully manage your virtual dedicated server without needing to know anything technical.