News & Announcements

Virginia Cloud

We’re excited to announce Reston , Virginia as a new Cloud location, available immediately with Native Ipv4 and Ipv6 support. For more information, visit the Reston, VA Cloud information page or our looking glass to perform real time ping & traceroutes from this location.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

Amsterdam Cloud

We’re excited to announce Amsterdam as a new Cloud location, available immediately with Native Ipv4 and Ipv6 support. For more information, visit the Amsterdam Cloud information page or our looking glass to perform real time ping & traceroutes from this location.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

Fedora VPS Updated

We’re pleased to announce Updates to our Fedora cloud images . The latest updates bring our 32bit and 64bit images up to date with the latest system packages.Existing customers can simply perform a yum update to update their system.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

CentOS VPS updated

We’re pleased to announce updates to our CentOS 5 cloud images . The latest updates bring both our 32bit and 64bit images up to date with the latest system packages.Existing customers can simply perform a yum update to update their system.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

Self service paravirtualized or hvm xen instances

We’ve updated all of our available instances to support paravirtualized or fully virtualized images. While most customers use pv images, a large number that require custom kernel modules or drivers are using fully virtualized images.You can now change the instance type from the options page of your dashboard and reboot to change the backend instance type support. (Note: you’ll need to update the o/s directly yourself) or simply uninstall and reinstall a new image with the type of support you prefer.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

Chicago Cloud + Native IPv6

We’re pleased to announce Chicago as a new Cloud location, available immediately with Native IPv4 and IPv6 support. For more information, visit the Chicago Cloud information page or our looking glass to perform real time ping & traceroutes from this location.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

FreeBSD Cloud Support

We’re pleased to announce beta support for FreeBSD instances in all ouf our cloud locations. Using our newly released VNC functionality, you can deploy an instance and ask us to mount the FreeBSD install iso for you. You can then connect via VNC and perform an installation.Note that currently features such as disk resizing, and automatic configuration of network settings and other files within the FreeBSD o/s are unsupported.Thanks, The  Host Virtual, Inc Team

VNC Console Support

We’re pleased to announce the ability for you to get full, out of band VNC console support to your instances. In the past we’ve provided you with an Ajax-like ssh temrinal window that allows you to connect to your server. However, this has several drawbacks, especially for non-linux or console based O/S and users running appliances with a graphical UI.In order to configure VNC, simply go to your Dashboard, select Options, and then VNC. VNC access is retricted by firewall and you can use the web interface to update IP addresses allowed to connect. ...

Ubuntu VPS - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 32 & 64 bit images released

We're pleased to announce the release of our Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) 32 and 64 bit server images for our Ubuntu VPS service. The images are available immediately and can be selected during the provisioning process.  Existing users on v2 can follow standard ubuntu steps to upgrade as we support fully unmodified instances, or simply delete and re-provision an existing instance with the new base image. You can read more details about the newest Ubuntu release on the Ubuntu website . Thanks, the  Host Virtual  Team

Gearing up for v2.5

We're gearing up for the next release of our platform, including back-end and front-end functionality. If you'd like access to features as they are rolled out in a pre-release / beta mode, please go to your account link from within the vClient (click your username) and check the box that says 'enable beta / pre-release features.' We'll do our best to ensure features here can never harm your system. However, help links / text descriptions, and behavior may be a work in progress so we'll appreciate your feedback. The first update will be on ...

Trixbox VPS Hosting - Trixbox 2.8 virtual server image released

We're pleased to announce the immediate release of a new Trixbox image using Trixbox version 2.8. Trixbox provides a comprehensive interface to managing your *box and is fully supported on our service as part of one of ourmaintained o/s images. Learn more about our Asterisk VPS hosting . To provision the image, simply select the Trixbox 2.8 series image from the deployment screen and deploy. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Asterisk VPS - FreePBX VPS image updated

We're pleased to announce the immediate release of a new AsteriskNow FreePBX image using FreePBX version 2.7.1. FreePBX provides a blazing fast straightforward interface to managing your * box and is fully supported on our service as part of one of our maintained o/s images. Learn more about our Asterisk VPS hosting . To provision the image, simply select the AsteriskNow / FreeBSD image from the deployment screen and deploy. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Debian VPS Hosting - Debian 5.03 x64 image released

Following our update last month of Debian images for our  Debian VPS hosting service we're releasing a new, 64bit Debian 5.03 image. The new image is available immediately for deployment from the base images tab. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Rescue Image Updated

Following the release of our 2.6 series Rescue Image , we've completed a few necessary updates.The image no longer attempts to perform an fsck on your servers drive during boot. (This had the potential to prevent your rescue image from booting if it dropped to single user mode.)The image is now 64bit, allowing you to chroot into both your 32&x64 based systems.The new image will deploy automatically any time you enter rescue mode. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

CentOS VPS - Boosting Virtualization Performance

Our approach for images has always been straightforward: Provide unmodified images that allow you to run anything that you need in our cloud. (Ugh. We said cloud .) Early on, this started as our customers needed to run custom kernel modules or images and weren't able to with other, locked-in providers. The full-virtualization approach does have a performance trade off, although it is typically not noticeable to most users. The benefits, on the other hand, are significant: Full, unmodified o/s control - for most of you, this means Linux and maintaining your ...