They will run around 24gb ram per server and give you a share of space across nodes.
Wrong. The is no sharing at all with Smart Servers. They are true physical dedicated servers. A single Virtual Machine runs on the server in order to provide the server cloud-like features. The virtual machine uses all available resources.
Same company, same website, Same servers, same configuration but different prices
What 2 pages are you talking about? The Smart Server page and the Super Smart page? Super Smart is a 20$/month option that doubles traffic allocation to 20TB and also upgrades the LAN to full GIG. So the prices on the Smart Server page include the additional 20$. We will try modify the table so it is easier to understand.
Some clarifications that will be posted on our site shortly in order to avoid confusion...
What is a Smart Server?
A Smart Server is a new kind of dedicated server that offers both the power of a Classic Dedicated Server and the flexibility of Cloud computing.
Is a Smart Server a VPS or not?
A Smart Server is a VPS on steroids. It offers the best of both the VPS and Dedicated Server worlds : The Power of Dedicated Servers with the Flexibility of VPS and Cloud Computing. While a “VPS” or "Virtual Private Server" is usually about a virtual machine, sharing resources with other virtual machines on a physical dedicated server. A Smart Server can be considered a VPS because it is powered by virtualization technologies, but it is more of a Dedicated Server because there is only one Smart Server per physical dedicated server and your Smart Server uses 100% of the available physical dedicated server resources.
When I buy a Smart Server do I get my own physical piece of server hardware?
Yes. When you buy a Smart Server you get your own dedicated piece of hardware reserved for your exclusive usage. You are the only one using the physical server.
What Virtualization technology does Smart Server/Smart Layer uses?
Smart Layer, the technology that powers Smart Servers uses Xen.
Why does my Smart Server uses a Xen Kernel?
As explained in other questions, a Smart Server is a Dedicated Server running a Xen-Powered Virtual Machine that uses 100% of the available resources of the physical dedicated server. In order for the Smart Server to run smoothly it runs a Xen-Optimized Kernel.
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