Virtual server packages from Webarchitects, running on hardware in Sheffield, powered by green energy.
Our virtual server hosting packages have been designed with a range of uses in mind. The smaller ones are suitable for websites with high traffic that require their own allocated resources; they are just as useful in hosting email servers etc. At the other end of the spectrum, we offer virtual servers that can run massive high traffic sites or hundreds of small websites — designed for development agencies and large organisations.
We don't just provide vanilla virtual servers for clients, we also provide virtual servers configured to run our hosting environment, Discourse, Mailcow, Mailman, Nextcloud and also fully customised servers for running high traffic WordPress and Drupal traffic sites.
We provide virtual servers on hardware we own and maintain in Sheffield, we have 24 hour access to the physical servers and are in close proximity to them so are quickly able to get on-site to address issues. The servers are powered by electricity provided by Good Energy.
We used the Xen hypervisor and provide clients Xen console access which enables various things including the ability to reboot servers remotly and have fully encrypted disks.
We provide virtual servers with as many CPU cores as required (we have found that more virtual cores doesn't always lead to greater performance).
Our Virtual Servers use disk images which are network mounted from a ZFS fileserver which is setup to save a snapshot of the complete virtual server every day and we keep 30 days worth of these backups. These snapshots are not directly available to clients but they can be accessed and data can be retrived by Webarchitects sysadmins with the time spent being invoiced at our usual support rate.
We generally use the Debian GNU/Linux distribution, but we are happy to install and maintain which ever distribution is required, we have a lot of experience with Ubuntu and CentOS. We can also provide servers running OpenBSD or FreeBSD if required.