SolarCloud Hosting - Technology


From the command line, you'll find that SolarCloud servers look and act much like the traditional servers you may be using now. However, some key technologies make SolarCloud servers much more flexible than hardware devices.


Traditional web hosting involves an environment where resources, such as RAM, Disk Space and Bandwidth are fixed and absolute. If you have a physical dedicated or co-located server and the popularity of your web application increases, you'll need to upgrade the hardware on server. With a traditional server, that involves down time and data center staff who physically have to upgrade your server. SolarCloud servers are different because resources can be upgraded and downgraded on the fly. Scaling your server is now simpler than ever; you can add RAM, CPU, CPU Priority, Disk Space and Bandwidth, with just a few clicks.


Each SolarCloud Server is a virtual machine abstracted from the hardware. We use a software hypervisor with proven performance, reliability, scalability, and security. Launching a new SolarCloud Server happens in minutes since we only need to start up a virtual machine on already running hardware. Virtualization also allows SolarCloud Servers to be moved easily or even resized for more disk, CPU and memory.


Features

Pay as you go hourly utility billing or plan-based billing for cloud resources allowing you to only get charged for what you use or pick a pre-configured VPS.
Dozens of free pre-configured 64-bit and 32-bit Linux and Windows templates available, as well as application templates like cPanel or Plesk and Container servers.
The SolarCloud On-Demand plan OS template support includes: Arch Linux, CentOS, CloudLinux, ClearOS, Debian, Elastix, Fedora, Gentoo, Mageia, OpenSUSE, PBXWare, RedHat, Red Flag Linux, Scientific Linux, Slackware, Ubuntu, & Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016
Redundent 56Gb Infiniband storage backend network with local redundent SSD drives in each hypervisor node.
Automatic VM failover in case of a hypervisor node outage
Fully customizable with root console access
No oversubscription, reserved RAM and Disk storage
Snapshot based server images which can be scheduled and/or on-demand, useful for creating "gold" images or backups. These snapshots can also be used to deploy new VMs as well.
Manual Resource Scaling as well as Automatic VM and cluster scaling (up and out)
Bootable rescue mode for file system access to repair a troubled cloud server
ISO image upload with boot ability
Multi-core, multi-processor servers running KVM virtualization instances
AISO web based management portal for reboots, software installs, server management and more
Persistent Storage. Unlike Amazon EC2 instances which are not persistent, if a Amazon EC2 host failure occurs or your EC2 server instance is terminated, all EC2 data will be lost
99.99%+ Generous Cloud Platform Uptime
100% Network and Data Center Uptime
With our On-Demand service you can manage your cloud servers on-the-go via your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
With our On-Demand service you can manage your cloud servers via our API and script everything in your environment.
And more...

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