Managed GNU/Linux viritual server packages from Webarchitects, running on hardware hosted 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 managed virtual servers for clients, we also provide virtual servers configured to run Discourse, Mailcow, Mailman, Nextcloud. We also provide virtual servers for clients running our hosting environment (for web developers who manage multiple sites for multiple clients) and fully customised servers for running high traffic WordPress and Drupal traffic sites, please contact us for an estimate.
The prices on this page are inclusive of our monitoring for problems with the server and the application of security updates, if you do not wish us to do this work you can deduct £20 per month from the following monthly prices.
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 use the Xen hypervisor and provide clients Xen console access which enables various things including the ability to reboot servers remotely 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).
Debian security updates are generally applied, as the updates become
available, using our Ansible upgrade
role, apart from when manual intervention is required. All updates are
recorded in a plain text
/root/Changelog file on the server.
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.