News & Announcements

ArchLinux Cloud Server Images

 We’re pleased to announce the addition of Arch Linux to our supported distro list, based on customer requests. As part of our Arch Linux VPS service you can now deploy Arch Linux 2010.05 x64 (fully virtualized) and Arch Linux 2010.05 x64 para-virtualized images to any of our worldwide IPv4+IPv6 locations.Read more about our ArchLinux VPS , or read more about all of our supported Cloud OS .Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team 

FreeBSD Cloud Love with our FreeBSD VPS

You may or may not be aware that it’s possible to run any O/S on our platform, including FreeBSD. In fact, we’ve supported it officially in beta for quite some time .We’re now pleased to announce an official FreeBSD image that you can install in minutes to any of our dual-stack IPv4 + IPv6 Cloud Locations. The image available is based on the current FreeBSD 8.2 release . We’ve had quite a few requests for this image, as well as a FeeBSD WHM/cPanel image which you can now easily install.We’re also thinking about creating a standard image ...

Elastix VOIP cloud appliance

Following up on the strong support and demand for our enhanced VOIP Hosting Cloud Images, we've released an Elastix Cloud Appliance . You can deploy Elastix to any of our clouds in just a few minutes.Thanks, The Host Virtual, Inc Team

Asterisk Cloud VOIP Hosting updates

We're pleased to release an update to our Asterisk + FreePBX Cloud image . You can deploy the updated appliance to any of our cloud and start configuration in just a few minutes.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

PBX in a Flash Cloud Hosting

Following up on our post related to  VOIP Cloud Hosting , we’re pleased to announce support for PBX in a Flash + Purple as a virtual appliance. You can deploy PBX in a Flash to any of our cloud locations in just a few minutes. For more information, visit our  VOIP hosting page or PBX in a flash details page.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

Switchvox Cloud Hosting

Following up on our post related to VOIP Cloud Hosting , we’re pleased to announce support for Switchvox Free as a virtual appliance. You can deploy switchvox free to any of our cloud locations in just a few minutes. For more information, visit our VOIP hosting page or Switchvox information page.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

VOIP Cloud PBX Hosting

We’ve continued to see strong demand for VOIP PBX based images in our clouds. Based on data from new customers, and a survey of existing deployments we’ve found that many are using our service for Asterisk or Freeswitch services. Combined with our 7 worldwide locations for improved latency and redundancy/failover for VOIP services, as well as native Ipv6 support customers are able to get excellent performance and future proof their deployments.We’re planning to provide many additional VOIP related options in the coming months to make these types of ...

Free IPv6 Cloud Addresses

You can add additional Ipv6 addresses to your cloud servers with us at no charge. Simply go to the upgrades page and select additional IPv6 addresses and provision.Additional IPv4 space continues to cost $2/mo per address.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

San Jose network upgrade

We’ve completed an upgrade of the San Jose, CA cloud network. The upgrade adds an additional 2GE of bandwidth and significantly enhances reliability. San Jose is our headquarters and original cloud site. While robust, we’ve been able to add enhancements that we’ve been making in newer locations.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

Chicago Cloud Expansion

We’re pleased to announce an expansion of our Chicago, IL Cloud to meet customer demand. For more information on this location, including Ipv4+Ipv6 looking glass take a look at our Chicago Cloud details page.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

VNC Console updates

We’ve released an update based on customers requests for VNC to support SSL. You can now enable SSL for a secure VNC connection (in addition to firewall restricted access) to your VNC sessions are encrypted. To enable it, simply check the SSL box under the VNC options page, and enable SSL support in your VNC client.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

IPv4 space officially exhausted – Welcome to a world of Ipv6!

Today comes the announcement that Ipv4 space has finally been exhausted.Montevideo, 3 February 2011 – The Number Resource Organization (NRO) announced today that the free pool of available IPv4 addresses is now fully depleted. On Monday, January 31, the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) allocated two blocks of IPv4 address space to APNIC, the Regional Internet Registry (RIR) for the Asia Pacific region, which triggered a global policy to allocate the remaining IANA pool equally between the five RIRs. Today IANA allocated those blocks. This ...

IPv6 cloud hosting taking off

 We’ve seen a tremendous increase in interest for Ipv6 connectivity with our cloud service in january. The end of Ipv4 is near. Are you prepared? Using our service you can deploy a dual-stack ipv4+ipv6 instance in just a few minutes to any of our 7 worldwide clouds.For more information on Ipv6, visit our http://vr.org/ipv6 information page.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team 

Website & portal updates

We’re pleased to announce a refreshed public website as well as updates to our services Dashboard. The updates aim to provide more information in more formats, and streamline and simply management for multiple servers or types of services with us.Existing customers will also notice a new invoice format with combined invoices. To log in, you must use your email address (vs. username) at http://vr.org/loginThanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

New plans & pricing

Happy New Year! Based on demand and industry trends we’ve launched several new plans and pricing options. The plans focus less on disk space and more on ram, as well as bandwidth transfer. It’s an interesting trend as applications distribute into the cloud they tend to be more ram and bandwidth intensive, with storage shifting more to cloud storage services for scalability.All new plans are available in all locations immediately. Existing customers can upgrade/downgrade from the Upgrades portion of your servers Dashboard.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team