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Virtual Server can act as dedicated private server.

Press Release Summary:

March 31, 2008 - Allowing multiple dedicated environments to get placed on single server, Virtual Private Server (VPS) creates virtual environment that acts as private server without need to physically make changes at any data center. Users can install any software on server and re-install operating system through web-based control panel in 3 min. VPS also allows users to make full backup of their server and restore it at any time through their control panel.

Original Press Release

Zanadoo Offers More Efficient, Lower Cost Alternative to Dedicated Server with New VPS Service

Press release date: March 25, 2008

SAN DIEGO, March 25 -- Zanadoo Web hosting has introduced the Virtual Private Server, VPS, as an efficient, lower cost alternative for clients who need a dedicated server, but don't want to incur the high costs associated with the environment, and don't want to require someone to be on site to physically make changes at the data center.

"Dedicated servers typically cost $100 per month," explains John Rodriguez, vice president of Zanadoo. "However, a dedicated server provides the necessary performance and privacy to larger web sites or customers who need a dedicated server. On a dedicated server, if the customer wants to re-install the operating system, someone physically has to go to the data center and install the operating system for them. That's a drawback that a lot of companies don't want."

VPS creates a virtual server environment that acts as private server without the high cost or need to physically make changes at a data center. The VPS creates a virtual server environment where multiple dedicated environments can get placed on a single server. This allows customers to pay less money and get the same benefits of a dedicated server. A customer gets root access and can install any software they want and also get the power of a dedicated server.

"This is not at all like shared hosting though," stressed Rodriguez. "Shared hosting allows multiple Web sites -- usually 100 to 1,000 -- to share one physical server and open themselves up for an attack against another site, which can cause problems with an unrelated site. VPS allows multiple dedicated environments to get placed on a single server. The customer gets root access and can install any software they want and also get the power of a dedicated server. It's completely different from shared hosting."

Additionally, since the server is virtual, the customer can re-install the operating system through a Web-based control panel at any time in a matter of three minutes. Since multiple customers are on a single physical VPS server, customers get benefits such as RAID 10 and high amounts of ram that would cost around $1,000 per month for a dedicated server.

A VPS also allows the customer to make a full backup of their server and restore it at any time through their control panel.

San Diego-based Zanadoo is a professional Web hosting company offering dedicated servers, Internet access, hosting plans, reseller plans, disaster recovery, and Internet business expansion consultation. Zanadoo builds its own servers and purchases directly from manufacturers and distributors so that it can offer a lower price without sacrificing quality.

Source: Zanadoo