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We are VPS hosting specialists

There are not too many VPS hosts out there that are bigger than us or who have been doing it for longer.

We are good-sized, well-established business.

In short: we know our stuff.

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17.42 USD/month


1,024 MB memory
4 GB disk
40 GB data transfer allowance

Any data center
 

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We know our stuff

RimuHosting specialize in Linux Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting using Xen.
We have been providing VPS hosting since 2003.
We host several thousand Linux servers.

The basics

Hardware

For our new Dallas-based VPSs we use a 2U Supermicro host server with 72GB of memory, 8 2.4Ghz Nehalem Xeon CPU cores and 6TB of disk space. We monitor load on each host server and work to ensure that each VPSs is responsive and fast. We target having, at most, 10 customers per CPU core.

Free goodies (who doesn't like free goodies?)

Lots of goodies included in the price:

  • Off-server FTP backup space
  • Regular VPS file system backups
  • Name server with web based DNS manager
  • RDNS

VPS control panel

RimuHosting's genius software developers have created a powerful and unique control panel to help you manage your VPS hosting.

  • Resize your disk.
  • Change your memory.
  • Run a fresh install.
  • Clone an existing server.
  • Restore from backups.
  • Mount backup files.
  • Server reboots.
  • Web (Ajax) based console access.

VPS hosting vs. dedicated server hosting

A RimuHosting VPS is functionally equivalent to a Linux dedicated server.  You get full root access, your own file system, the ability to install and run whatever you need, your own IP address.  The biggest difference between a dedicated server and a RimuHosting VPS is the lower cost.

Guaranteed

  • 30-day Money Back Guarantee.
  • 99.9% Uptime SLA.
  • Reserved RAM (you get the memory you ordered, and no-one else can use it).
  • Month-to-month term, no long term commits.

Xen-based VPS hosting

Xen is the virtualization technology that we use. It is the same technology Amazon use for EC2. Other well established and well-regarded VPS hosts like Slicehost and, more recently, Linode also use Xen. Compared to other virtualization technologies, like Virtuozzo™ and VMWare™, we think Xen performs very well.  It gives a virtually-impossible-to-tell-from-a-dedicated-server experience. Xen is open source software backed by organizations including RedHat, IBM and Citrix.  We think this mix of Open Source and Big Business makes Xen the best poised virtulization technology currently out there.

Busting the buzzwords: Cloud Computing; Utility Computing; Grid Computing

There are a lot of buzzwords out there.  'Cloud' and 'Utility' computing are hot topics in the blogsphere.  We think these marketing terms are something to do with lots of servers somehow hosting a site or a service and curiously immune to anything short of a cataclysmic asteroid collision. We may be a little uncertain about what these terms actually mean.  But we are in fine company.  Richard Stallman says

“It's stupidity. It's worse than stupidity: it's a marketing hype campaign.”.

Or Larry Ellison (Oracle CEO) who says

“The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we've redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do.  Maybe I'm an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about.  What is it?  It's complete gibberish.  It's insane.  [Oracle] will make cloud computing announcements.  I'm not going to fight this thing.  But I don't understand what we would do differently in the light of cloud.”

At RimuHosting we like to call a spade a spade.  So without the marketing-speak: we provide Xen-based VPSs.  You can set up new servers in real time.  You can add memory, disk and bandwidth on demand.  So you can have servers of the right size, when you need them.