Our UK VDS are hosted on Hewlett Packard DL380G6 servers with dual quad core processors,
DDR3 EEC FB RAM, hardware RAID6 and enterprise class SAS drives. What does this mean to
you ? Simple, Enterprise features with robust CPU performance, ample amounts of RAM and
redundant removable drives easily replaced should one ever fail.
The Xen hypervisor is a powerful open source industry standard for virtualization offering
a powerful, efficient, and secure feature set for virtualization.
To ensure the lowest latency, greatest packet delivery and fastest speeds all UK VDS are
connected at gigabit speeds to our all-gigabit network with connectivity from Tiscali,
Telia, NTT/Verio, Interoute and Cogent.
Virtual servers are behind a redundant pair of Cisco hardware firewalls. 10 custom rules
can be setup at no additional cost. Contact sales for additional rules. We also employ
redundant Intrusion Prevention Systems that monitor network activity for malicious or
unwanted behavior and react in real-time to block or prevent those activities.
Who owns the servers ?
We are NOT resellers. All server's are bought and owned by us outright - not leased.
We own and operate our own switching and routing equipment.
How many VPS's per node ?
8. CPU time scales with memory, eg. 4GB plan gets twice the cpu time of 2GB plan.
Do you offer managment of VPS's ?
Yes, this is available during the order process.
Is IRC hosting allowed?
No, we do not allow any IRC servers.
Do you offer any control panels ?
DirectAdmin is FREE, WHM/cPanel starts from £5.60 per month.
How long does it take for the VPS to be set up ?
Your VPS will be setup in minutes, subject to payment method and availability.
Are additional IP Addresses available ?
Each plan has a maximum number of IP's - all IP's are subject to RIPE rules.
Can I upgrade to another VPS plan later ?
Yes, please email support who will upgrade you.
Is Adult Contents allowed ?
No, adult content is not allowed.
Is the OS secured ?
By default we secure the OS with:-
Direct root logins disabled.
Strict iptables rules
Where are the servers located ?
All servers are located in London Hostn Centre in London Docklands.
Bandwidth Providers ?
Tiscali, Telia, NTT/Verio, Interoute and Cogent.
BYTE UNIX Benchmarks (Version 4.1-wht.2, 8 threads)
System -- Linux test 126.96.36.199-xenU #1 SMP Fri Jul 3 10:02:24 BST 2009 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
/dev/sda1 25197676 1159432 22758244 5% /
Start Benchmark Run: Sat Jul 4 11:39:12 BST 2009
11:39:12 up 2 min, 1 user, load average: 0.03, 0.02, 0.00
End Benchmark Run: Sat Jul 4 11:50:13 BST 2009
11:50:13 up 13 min, 1 user, load average: 24.61, 10.82, 4.58
TEST BASELINE RESULT INDEX
Dhrystone 2 using register variables 376783.7 57479689.5 1525.5
Double-Precision Whetstone 83.1 2065.7 248.6
Execl Throughput 188.3 11252.2 597.6
File Copy 1024 bufsize 2000 maxblocks 2672.0 244518.0 915.1
File Copy 256 bufsize 500 maxblocks 1077.0 87455.0 812.0
File Read 4096 bufsize 8000 maxblocks 15382.0 2214393.0 1439.6
Pipe-based Context Switching 15448.6 1138174.5 736.7
Pipe Throughput 111814.6 4382199.3 391.9
Process Creation 569.3 23151.6 406.7
Shell Scripts (8 concurrent) 44.8 3437.3 767.3
System Call Overhead 114433.5 3915241.6 342.1
FINAL SCORE 640.7