News & Announcements

Ubuntu VPS – Ubuntu 9.10 Server 32 & 64bit updated

We’ve refreshed our Ubuntu VPS hosting service with updates to our Ubuntu base images. Including in the update are Ubuntu 9.10 32bit and 64bit Images. We expect to release updates for Ubuntu 8.x series in the coming week, as demand still exists as them for base installs. Along with general software updates in the base image, we’ve reduced the overall image size and improved deployment time by over 75%. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Debian VPS – Debian 5, 4.04a refreshed

We’ve refreshed our Debian VPS hosting service with updates to our Debian base images. Including in the update are Debian 5 and 4.04a images. Along with general software updates in the base image, we’ve reduced the overall image size and improved deployment time by over 75%. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Gentoo VPS – Gentoo 2009.10 32 & 64bit refreshes

We’ve refreshed our Gentoo VPS hosting service with updates to our Gentoo base images. Including in the update are Gentoo 2009.10 32 & 64bit images. Along with general software updates in the base image, we’ve reduced the overall image size and improved deployment time by over 75%. We’ve also added some improvements for IPv6 in the new Gentoo base images. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Rescue Image Update

We’ve updated our rescue image with some minor bug fixes and improvements. This includes setting your servers drive to noauto during boot, so the image boots without mounting your drive in case you need to fsck it. The image has also been updated to improve deployment time. A rescue image is now deployed up to 75% faster – in some cases within just 15-20 seconds. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Year in review... To look forward we have to look back

It’s been an exciting year at Host Virtual, and there is much more to come. We’re thankful for such a vocal and engaged customer base. Feedback is the most important part of our service, and this past year has been driven not just by our own roadmap, but also by request, criticism, and suggestion. So, 2009 in brief along with a few comments for 2010: Image updates Many image updates and refreshes . Gentoo, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian, OpenSuse, and others all received attention from us. We don’t believe in just releasing a new base image for a new ...

Introducing XV0 - small footprint instances

Quite a few folks have approached us about a less expensive dedicated virtual server package. While our pricing is very competitive – especially considering resources & feature-set we realize the need for small footprint instances. So, if you’re just running a small web, mail, or DNS server or anything else with a small footprint, we’re introducing our XV0 package. At $14.95/mo, it gives you 256mb of dedicated ram, 10gb disk, 1cpu & 250gb/mo of bandwidth. You can view our VPS Hosting plans for more details, and to see how it compares to our other ...

CentOS VPS - CentOS 5.4 32 & 64bit, plus 5.3 & 5.2 images refreshed

We’ve refreshed our CentOS VPS hosting service with updates to our CentOS base images. Including in the update are CentOS 5.4 (32 & 64bit), as well as our CentOS 5.3 and 5.2 updates. Along with general software updates in the base image, we’ve reduced the overall image size and improved deployment time by over 75%. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

IPv6 Hosting - from the trenches

Well, the update train for IPv6 keeps on going. Following up on our initial post, and second post on IPv6 we have the following updates this morning. Existing v2 instances You have been assigned a dedicated V6 address. Simply re-apply your network settings for the necessary configuration to take place within your host. All Instances Even though we've been offering full IPv6 connectivity since the beginning of this year, as we started formally rolling IPv6 out a few bugs related to our tools have cropped up. (Or, we just missed it.) It's been a ...

IPv6 hosting update

A quick update to on our IPv6 Hosting post. For Existing v2 instances you can now provision your dedicated IPv6 address space to your instance on-demand. When ready, simply go into the vclient and select "Re-apply network settings." Your IPv6 address space will be assigned, instance reconfigured and rebooted. You can then manage your IPv6 address space along with v4. Read more about IPv6 Hosting on our site. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

IPv6 Hosting

Beginning in January of this year, we started offering IPv6 hosting for all Host Virtual customers. (Including our own site , which you may be reading via IPv6!) The feature was in semi-beta – instances all have full IPv6 addresses, but they were auto assigned and not available via our web interface for management. After testing and completing final upgrades, we’re pleased to announce the formal roll-out of dual-stack IPv6 and IPv6 services for all customers. We’re doing this in several phases:New instances: Available immediately, all new ...

CentOS VPS - CentOS 5.4 64bit Virtual Server

We're pleased to announce that in addition to our standard CentOS 5.4 virtual server image a full 64bit CentOS 5.4 image is now available. Read more about CentOS 5.4 @ centos.org or you can learn more about our CentOS VPS service. To install this image, simply select the CentOS 5.4 x64 option from the build / base o/s page when installing a server. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Virtual Server rescue image updated

We've updated our Virtual Server rescue image. Originally based on DSL (Damn Small Linux) the rescue image is similar to booting your server to cd or a usb drive. It allows you to perform maintenance, modify files, etc. on your actual servers drive. However, the DSL based image (2.4 kernel series) while small and filled with tools has proven to be too limiting for newer instances. We've therefore decided to upgrade our rescue image, and it is now based on Debian 5. The new image gives you tremendous flexibility to install packages, as necessary to work ...

CentOS VPS - CentOS 5.4 Virtual Server updated

We are pleased to announce an update to our recently released CentOS 5.4 image for our CentOS VPS service. This update greatly improves build time for new installations. No changes are needed to existing instances. To install this image, simply select the CentOS 5.4 option from the build / base o/s page when installing a server. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Ubuntu VPS - Ubuntu 9.10 64bit Virtual Server Released

Hot on the heels of our Ubuntu 9.10 32bit image release , we are pleased to announce a full 64bit image available immediately. You can read more @ ubuntu.com or learn about our Ubuntu VPS service. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team

Gentoo VPS - Gentoo 2009.10 64bit virtual server image released

We are pleased to announce the releaseof a Gentoo 2009.10 64bit image for our Gentoo VPS service. (Our 32bit image was released several days ago.) The image is available immediately. To install this image, simply select the Gentoo 2009.10 x64 option from the build / base o/s page when installing a server. Thanks, the Host Virtual Team