Archive for June, 2012

VPS Disk Space – Is “Enough” Really Enough??

June 29th, 2012    Posted in Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization, vps hosting
 

VPS disk space is quite cheap, and for this reason it is worth to ensure that you purchase a VPS hosting account with sufficient disk space that would allow you to develop your website. As you expand your site, particularly if it is a site which contains static or dynamic pages or downloads that persist or even rise in number or size, an adequate disk space in order to stock your customer or visitor data will be required and also to be able to allow your visitors to have a quick and easy access to all information and features available on your website.

This is particularly the case with Windows VPS solutions powered by Hyper-V virtualization technology. The highly stable and reliable platform, chosen by the majority of the Windows VPS hosting consumers who are relying totally on Microsoft solutions, needs a VPS hosting solution with a minimum of 8 GB disk space. In addition, Microsoft advises to purchase at least 20 GB disk space for Hyper-V.

However, Parallels, which publishes the Virtuozzo platform, claims that only 500 MB of VPS disk space is enough for virtualization purposes. What is dissimilar is that when Hyper-V is used, the total operating system is found on the virtual engine while Virtuozzo utilizes software in order to match and get access to the operating system (it is compatible with either Windows or Linux) on the physical engine that hosts the VPS servers itself.

Nevertheless, Virtuozzo users or hosting providers should still be concerned about a lack of disk space. In real life, nowadays prizes and availability taken into account, the change between 500 MB and 8 or even 20 GB of disk space, in real and practical terms, is not that great. However, the most important thing is that, in order to store all the data and run all the programs that need to be hosted on the virtual disk, VPS hosting customers should have enough disk space.

For a majority of the users, starting with 40 GB is enough, but for Hyper-V users with larger or several sites are recommended a 60 GB. And it is always better to start off with excess storage, than to suffer from a crashed website later.

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Hyper-V vs. Virtuozzo

June 27th, 2012    Posted in Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization
 

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The two leading VPS virtualization technologies available on today’s market are Microsoft’s Hyper-V and Parallels’ Virtuozzo. Both these technologies possess their own benefits and flaws, and each has its place based on your requirements. The main difference between the two technologies is, while Virtuozzo is a container based virtualization technology, Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization.

Virtuozzo VPS generates a virtual operating system for applications to operate inside a contained environment. With the use of Virtuozzo technology, a single physical server can operate a number of systems at the same time, although each and every one of those systems is going to operate on the server’s built-in hardware.

Using Microsoft’s Hyper-V technology you can create virtual pieces of hardware on a single server in order to host data, applications, files and folders. Hyper-V technology enables a single physical server to efficiently operate several virtual servers at the same time, which enables a number of users to work with their very own dedicated resources without actually possessing physical hardware of their own.

Hyper-V is the best VPS virtualization technology for internal business use. Virtuozzo VPSs usually fail when the server doesn’t have a sufficient amount of RAM as it depends on virtual RAM. Hyper-V relies on dedicated RAM. Therefore, you can be certain that you will always have the sufficient amount of RAM.

To sum it up, if you are looking for a virtualization technology that is fast, well suited for online use, or looking to buy a business VPS, Microsoft’s Hyper-V is the application you need.

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Microsoft Inc. is developing Hyper-V support for OpenStack

June 22nd, 2012    Posted in cloud hosting, Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V
 

It is reported that Microsoft is now trying to reintegrate support for Hyper-V (hypervisor technology for windows VPS hosting) back into OpenStack. It has been several months since the open source cloud-building project ditched support for the hypervisor in their most-recent version, and Microsoft Inc. has now employed a full-time worker to develop a community to operate on reintegrating and supporting Hyper-V in OpenStack.

The hyper-V, hypervisor support was originally included in the project but ended up being taken out from the software in its latest release in last April. During the time, the representatives of OpenStack stated that it was due to the lack of demand, they decided to remove it from the project. Shortly after Hyper-V was ditched out by OpenStack, Sandy Gupta, Microsoft Open Solutions group general manager published a blog article indicating that the firm will be trying to reintegrate support for Hyper-V back in OpenStack. The tech giant hasn’t been very secret about their hopes of supporting Hyper-V integration in OpenStack and has hired a previous employee in Novell’s Microsoft Integration Laboratory, named Peter Pouliot, to work on reintegrating support for Hyper-V back into OpenStack. He is working on being ready for the OpenStack’s upcoming software launch (Folsom), planned for this fall, to contain Hyper-V support.

However, Pouliot claims that he is not aware of when, or if, Microsoft might become an official sponsor for OpenStack.

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The Easiest Technique to Convert VMware Virtual Machines and Templates to Hyper-V VMs

June 20th, 2012    Posted in Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V, virtualization
 

There are many V2V (virtual-to-virtual) options which can allow the conversion process of VMware virtual machines and templates to Hyper-V technology. System Center Virtual Machine Manager consists of this kind of ability.

Microsoft Inc. has introduced a new instrument which is, at present, is in beta version and accessible through the Microsoft’s website. The name of the tool is “Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator”. The new tool can be used to convert virtual machines made on VMware vSphere 4.1 or 5.0 which are operating guest Operating Systems – Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Service Pack 2), Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 (Service Pack 2), Windows Server 2008 R2 and even Windows 7 – into a Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Hyper-V Virtual Machines.

The new tool can convert everything including the VHDs (virtual hard disks), RAM, CPU, and also some other sorts of configuration settings, yet cannot convert the network adapter configurations. The new tool could, in addition,be used to simply convert the data and files on the virtual hard disks. Plus a command-line utility is made available, MVMC.EXE, which makes it possible for scripting conversions or command-line.

Microsoft Virtual Machine Converter Solution Accelerator

The tool’s graphical wizard (shown in the picture) in the tool allows you to pick a vCenter server or VMware ESX, and every supported VM that is domain-joined could be chosen and then converted after a temporary route for the transformation and the final Hyper-V host is picked.

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IPv6: A New Internet Protocol to Expand the Web by Trillions of Addresses

June 14th, 2012    Posted in Internet, web hosting, web server news
 

Maybe you did not notice, but the online universe extended overnight by trillions on June 6th, 2012. At midnight, Greenwich Mean Time, on June 6th, 2012, World IPv6 (the new Internet protocol system) Launch took place. According to the Internet Society, this means the introduction of more than “340 trillion, trillion, trillion” new IP addresses into the online world.

Every single device connected to the internet (World Wide Web) had an IP address. Since the beginning of the Internet, we have been using the IPv4 Internet addressing system. However, the problem is IPv4 IP addressing system can only provide about 4 billion unique IP addresses. And back in February 2011, ICANN (International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) handed out the last of the IPv4 addresses that were available.

That was when IPv6 came out. It could provide about 340 trillion trillion trillion (340,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 – 340 x 1036) new IP addresses, a number that could provide the world-wide-web with virtually unlimited space for its growth, from today and into the near future. According to Google, the number is so big that in the future not only your computers, phones, but watches, TVs, cars, and even fridges would have their own IP addresses. And you will be able to control your everyday appliances and other objects with just a click on an application.

“IPv6 is a long-term investment to ensure the Internet continues to be open to innovation”, said Leslie Daigle, chief Internet technology officer at the Internet Society.

Although big Internet names like Google, YouTube, Yahoo and Facebook have come on board to connect, the total transition to IPv6 will not happen overnight. And IPv4 addresses are also not going to disappear in the near future. They will be around until the entire internet converts into IPv6, which is a process that would take some time.

At VpsWebServer.com, we believe that IPv6 is really important for the continued health and progress of the world-wide-web. And we will be handing out the IPv6 IP addresses to our VPS hosting customers, as soon as they become available to us. So if you are interested to know whether you are already using IPv6 you can visit ipv6test.google.com to find out.

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Visit the Updated Facebook and Twitter Profiles of VpsWebServer.com

June 6th, 2012    Posted in web hosting
 

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