Who? What? When? Where? How? – Having such questions about your Websites and its visitors, and not being able to answer them, can be detrimental to your business success. ViUX® Cloud Hosting features full Website Log File Reporting via: SmarterStats (Windows); AWStats; Webalizer; Google Analytics; and other tools – so you'll always have the answers.
Cloud Hosting service without SUPPORT is NOT much of a service... ViUX® Cloud Hosting features 24 / 7 / 365 Support via Live Chat; Email / Ticket; & Toll-Free Phone. All tickets feature a 1-Hour Response SLA from our staff of EXPERT Hosting Support Technicians.
Security is paramount to protect you * ... Not just protection from annoying SPAM, but also protection from Email VIRUSES via Cyren® Premium Antispam & Zero-Hour Antivirus (SmarterMail) or Parallels® Premium Antivirus & MagicSpam® (Postfix); keeping your Email content PRIVATE with SSL/TLS Encryption; protecting your Website from HACKERS with FortiGate® Firewalls & FortiGuard®, Symantec® EndPoint Protection, Applicure® DotDefender, SiteLock®, and CloudFlare®... ViUX® Cloud Hosting provides a level of protection from all such hazards (and more) to let you focus on running your business.
* Security features may vary | Some features are optional add-ons.
Who needs Drop Box? ViUX® Cloud Hosting offers two File Sharing options... Parallels® Plesk Panel provides a File Sharing function, including the ability to Share Files directly from your local computer using a Shared Folder. Further, SmarterMail Enterprise provides an Email based File Sharing function – giving you two options to Share Files both SECURELY and PRIVATELY.
WordPress; Drupal; Joomla; DNN – these and many other popular Web Applications can be installed into your Website(s) easily via the 1-Click Applications install function of Parallels® Plesk Panel. Further, ViUX® can make the entire Application Packaging Standard (APS Catalog) of Web Applications available to install as 1-Click Applications from within Plesk!
ViUX® Cloud Hosting offers Parallels® Web Presence Builder within Parallels® Plesk Panel – which instantly creates a ready-to-publish Website for your Business! Start near the finish line using one of thousands of Professional Template Designs for your Business Website. Simple drag-and-drop interface... add an Online Store; Facebook and other Social Media Modules; Site Search; Web Analytics; and much more!
ViUX® Cloud Hosting offers the latest version of SmarterMail with optional MS-Exchange ActiveSync and Cyren® Premium Antispam & Zero-Hour Antivirus. SmarterMail delivers Exchange-level Email service with powerful features like: Instant Messaging; File Sharing; Events & Notifications; Message Archiving; Synchronization with MS-Outlook and Smartphones / Tablets; and much more!
ViUX® Cloud Hosting offers Parallels® Plesk Panel, which provides a Web Interface by which to control all aspects of Websites and Web Services, including: Databases and Email; as well as, Parallels® Web Presence Builder – to create a Website online in minutes, using any one of hundreds of professional Website Templates.
ViUX® Cloud Hosting is based upon Parallels® Cloud Server (PCS) & ultra-fast SSD Cloud Storage running on Dell Cloud Series (C6220) Servers. Parallels® Cloud Storage (VIDEO) works by pooling all disk drives within each Dell C6220 Server Node into a single large Cloud Storage Cluster with 3-times replication of data – for Reliability, Dynamic Scalability, Failover & Load-Balanced / High-Performance Cloud Hosting.
SmarterMail [Professional] has all the features required for fully-functional Email... SmarterMail [Enterprise] adds support for enhanced features * – including: Failover; Remote Wipe of Mobile Devices; Active Directory Authentication; Mailing List Management; Advanced Reporting; Advanced Collaboration & Synchronization; LDAP; Message Prioritization & Throttling; Message & Chat Archiving (for SOX, HIPAA or other regulatory requirements); plus optional add-ons like Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. See the SmarterMail Edition Comparison Guide for full details.
* Not all Enterprise features are supported by [SHARED] SmarterMail Cloud Hosting
SHARED Cloud SmarterMail Hosting supports from 1 to 10 Domains; whereas Cloud VPS CONTAINER and HYPERVISOR support UNLIMITED Domains.
SHARED Cloud SmarterMail Hosting supports from 4 to 100 Mailboxes; whereas Cloud VPS CONTAINER and HYPERVISOR both support 250 Mailboxes by default and can be upgraded to: 500, 1000, 2000, or UNLIMITED (UL).
Inbox Size is the maximum supported size of each individual Mailbox for each Email user. It is the total amount of Diskspace that an Email user can consume with stored messages. SHARED Cloud SmarterMail Hosting supports from 1 to 4 GB Inbox Size; whereas for both Cloud VPS CONTAINER and HYPERVISOR this is an optional setting of your choice, for which you can set whatever limit you desire or even set it to UNLIMITED.
Email Size or Message Size is the maximum permitted size of each individual Email or Message that can be sent or received by an Email user. Messages larger than this limit will be rejected by the server. SHARED Cloud SmarterMail Hosting supports from 10 to 100 MB Email Size; whereas for both Cloud VPS CONTAINER and HYPERVISOR this is an optional setting of your choice, for which you can set whatever limit you desire or even set it to UNLIMITED.
Diskspace is the amount of SSD Cloud Storage that is provided to store Email Messages, Log Files, etc... SHARED Cloud SmarterMail Hosting supports from 4 to 400 GB of Diskspace; whereas by default Cloud VPS CONTAINER provides 20 GB; and HYPERVISOR provides 40 GB of Diskspace – each of which can be upgraded as needed.
The amount of Cloud Server Memory that is available to run SmarterMail and to handle in/out Email, Antispam, Antivirus, etc... Memory does NOT relate to SHARED Cloud SmarterMail Hosting because the servers are "Shared" and resources are therefore allocated at the server (not subscription) level. By default, Cloud VPS CONTAINER provides 1 GB; and HYPERVISOR provides 2 GB of Guaranteed Memory – which can be upgraded to higher levels in both cases, as more Memory means better performance and increased server stability.
TRAFFIC – The amount of monthly Traffic (i.e. Data Transfer / Bandwidth) provided for all incoming ad outgoing Email Messages. ViUX® provides "UNLIMITED" Traffic for our SmarterMail Cloud Hosting, which means that we do not impose a limit on the total amount of Traffic; however there is a practical limit to the total amount of simultaneous data that can be handled by a Cloud Server's Virtual-NIC Card as generated by (X) number of Email Accounts Hosted on that server. Therefore if it is known that a Mail Domain will have ultra-high traffic needs, we highly recommend Hosting on a Cloud VPS Container / Hypervisor or a Dedicated Server.
Memory is the primary determining factor of server performance – even more important than CPU... more Memory is better performance. This is the default (base) amount of Guaranteed Memory allocated to the Cloud VPS; however this guaranteed amount can be increased on the server configuration page, for an additional fee. Cloud VPS Memory is also a burstable resource – which means that when under peak load, the server is able to temporarily "burst" above the guaranteed amount to maintain server stability. | Upgrade Price: $10.24 per 512MB ($0.02 per MB).
CPU is the amount of processing power (GHz / Units) for the Cloud VPS... more CPU is better performance. It is second only to Memory as a determining factor of server performance. This is a burstable resource... here you set the guaranteed amount. | Upgrade Price: $10 per 0.50 Ghz.
Diskspace is the amount of usable SSD Cloud Storage available on the main (C:) Drive of the server for all: Files / Folders; Emails; Databases; Logs, etc... starting at 20GB (Container) or 40GB (Hypervisor) and can be increased up to 300GB (Container) or 1TB (Hypervisor) as more space is needed. ViUX® maintains 3-times replication in the SSD Cloud Storage Cluster for high availability failover, so the actual Diskspace consumption is triple this amount. | Upgrade Price: $0.75 per GB.
TRAFFIC – The amount of monthly Traffic (i.e. Data Transfer / Bandwidth) provided for all Websites and Web Services Hosted within the subscription. Every Website visitor and every Email sent or received results in some amount of Traffic. ViUX® provides "UNLIMITED" Traffic for our Cloud Hosting, which means that we do not impose a limit on the total amount of Traffic used by the Website(s) or Email; however there is a practical limit to the total amount of simultaneous data that can be handled by a Cloud Server's Virtual-NIC Card as generated by (X) number of Websites and Web Services Hosted on that server. Therefore if it is known that a Website will have Ultra-High Traffic needs, we highly recommend Hosting on a Dynamic Dedicated Server.
Linux (64-Bit) – Web Server: Apache; Application Servers: PHP, Perl, Java, & Ruby on Rails; Database Server: MySQL. Best for Applications written for "LAMP" Servers. | Regular Price: $15/mo as Container (1GB Memory & 20GB Diskspace) | $60/mo as Hypervisor (2GB Memory & 40GB Diskspace) | Includes Optional: Parallels® Plesk Panel & Web Presence Builder.
Windows (64-Bit) – Web Server: IIS; Application Servers: PHP, Perl, Java, ASP & ASP.NET; Database Server: MySQL & MS-SQL | Regular Price: $30/mo as Container (1GB Memory & 20GB Diskspace) | $100/mo as Hypervisor (2GB Memory & 40GB Diskspace) | Includes Optional: Parallels® Plesk Panel & Web Presence Builder.
A Cloud VPS [Container] is based upon the concept of Operating System (OS) Virtualization, allowing a single OS install to support multiple isolated
Virtual Environments. These are called "Containers", which look and work just like a real server from the prospective of the owner (YOU) and your users. The diagram (at right) shows how this looks from the Host Server.
A Cloud VPS [Hypervisor] is based upon the concept of Hardware Virtualization, which functions at the hardware level to create a duplicate of all system resources, including the: Operating System (OS); CPU; Memory; Configuration Files; etc... within each Virtual Machine. The diagram (at right) shows what a Hypervisor based system looks like from the Host Server. A Virtual Machine is BETTER than a Dedicated Server, as the resources are both guaranteed and burstable – plus more OS control than a [Container].
SmarterMail delivers an Exchange-level Email Server, plus File Sharing and Instant Messaging – for a fraction of the cost. With lower hardware requirements, superior stability, and reduced maintenance costs — SmarterMail has significantly lower operating expense and is the best-in-class Microsoft Exchange alternative... providing 90% of the features at 20% of the cost!
Parallels® Cloud Server & Ultra-Fast SSD Cloud Storage – Performance, Reliability, Dynamic Scalability & Failover.
Powered by Parallels® Plesk Automation – Everything in one place, with full control at your fingertips... with ease!
Business Quality Managed Email via SmarterMail with Microsoft® Exchange ActiveSync, plus Cyren® Antispam & Antivirus.
Start near the finish line – Build your Website online in minutes with drag & drop simplicity, professional templates, powerful modules, etc...
WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, DotNetNuke, PinacleCart, etc... Fast & Easy 1-Click Install of many popular Web Applications via Plesk.
Fast, Easy, Private & Secure – Share Files from your Desktop or Email using File Sharing in Plesk and/or SmarterMail.
SSL/TLS Encrypted Email, plus several layers of Web Application Security built-in to protect your Website & Data.
Web Analitics & Log Reporting on demand via SmarterStats, AWStats, Webalizer, Google Analitics, etc...
Help is never more than a click or call away – Chat Live anytime or Email / Submit a Ticket for EXPERT Hosting Support.
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Since signing on with ViUX in 2006, we have never looked back. ViUX is my offsite IT staff. They give me great advice and I’ve always gotten all the help I needed. They have helped us to create the custom solutions we need to run our business in the most efficient and cost effective way possible...
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