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VHS Cloud Hosting Plans/Pricing

VHS Cloud Multi-Platform Cloud HostingSorry these plans are no longer available. They have been replaced by our Clustered Hosting Plans These are cloud backed clustered hosting solutions for both Linux and Windows.

We employ Bandwidth Pooling on our clustered plans.

VHS Cloud Features/Plan Name VHS-101 VHS-201 VHS-301 VHS-401
SAN Storage SpaceNothing as important as your website should be served from a single hard drive, but you'd be surprised by how many web hosts have little more redundancy than a pair of crossed fingers. We're different and for good reason. The advanced architecture powering our hosting solution uses groups of high-performance, network attached storage devices to reliably serve every web page, and image. Inside each storage device, drives are mirrored to each other in a RAID configuration to create a first level of redundancy. And, as a final precautionary measure, all data on the system is automatically backed up on a repeating schedule. 1000 MB 1500 MB 2000 MB 3000 MB
Data Transfer - MonthlyFor anyone looking for unlimited bandwidth, data transfer or storage space, we offer you our sincerest apology because it does not exist!. If you believe it does, you could assist us by directing us to wherever we can purchase a server with an unlimited hard drive, an unlimited pipe to the Internet and a Data Center without any network overhead or external performance limiters.

For those that understand that the use of the word "unlimited" with reference to hosting is nothing more than a marketing ploy and that the data transfer we provide is more than fair. More importantly we never over sell our services thereby allowing maximum processing power for 99.99%+ uptime. The VHS Cloud Hosting Plans offered on this page allow for 300,000 to 2,000,000 page views monthly based on an average file size of 100KB. If your site gets more than this, then a cloud server or dedicated system would be your best alternative.
30 GB 45 GB 60 GB 100 GB
Monthly Compute CyclesWhat are compute cycles?

Compute cycles measure how much processing time your applications require on The VHS Cloud. Using 2,000 compute cycles in a month is roughly equivalent to running a server with a 1 GHz modern processor for the same period of time.

How many compute cycles will my applications use?

Since web applications vary so greatly, it's hard to make a perfect guess. There are, however, some guidelines that can help. For example, 2,000 compute cycles would power approximately:

  1. 420,000 page views using a database-driven content management system
  2. 2.2 million page views of
  3. 5 million requests for a static 15KB image
How do I track my compute cycle usage?

The compute cycles you use are presented in your control panel in near real time.

What goes in to calculating a compute cycle?

Mostly, CPU processing time. However, compute cycles also account for the disk I/O your application's operations consume. For example, a page with heavy database queries will consume more compute cycles in part due to the larger volume of disk I/O it requires.

Will my web application scale?

There are many factors that impact how easily a web application can scale, including the application’s code and its architecture. Our support team is ready to review your web application/solution and provide guidance on how to optimize it for The VHS Cloud. If an application is not properly built for scale, The VHS Cloud will not be able to compensate for it. Also, if you are expecting a massive surge in traffic, please contact us in advance and we will help you prepare for it. Please contact us via chat, phone, or ticket to find out more.
400 750 1500 2000
BackupThe entire VHS Cloud Sites FTP structure is backed up every four hours, which totals six daily backups. Those backups are rolled into a nightly backup, which are retained for two days. However, these backups are for disaster recovery on the server side. If for any reason a storage node on our side were to crash, our backups will be there to replace any lost data.

That said, we recommend that you make periodic backups of your site and data to your local computer since we are unable to extract an individual site's data from the nightly backups. If you need a backup of your MySQL or MS SQL databases, they can be exported through our online utilities (MySQL or MS SQL) or by connecting directly to the servers using desktop software.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free SSL Gateway/SSL CertsThe VHS Cloud utilizes dedicated SSL hardware to securely encrypt website traffic without creating unnecessary load on the Windows or Linux web servers which results in much faster https connections. In addition we provide you with a free GeoTrust RapidSSL Certificate for one domain which includes installation for the first year. The SSL Certs continues to be free for as long as you are hosted with us; installation is $20 after the first year.

The above represents a $270 annual savings.
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Domains/Subdomains 1/3 2/5 3/7 5/9
DNSThe VHS Cloud provides unlimited access to clustering, geographically redundant domain name system, which is all included in your account. The bottom line - add another "9" to your uptime stats! Yes Yes Yes Yes
IP Address PoolingWe handle all of the IP address hassles behind the scenes. The VHS Cloud actually hosts your website on multiple IP addresses on multiple servers - so you don't have one unique IP address tied to your website. This logic is built right into our load balancing layer and ensures that if a server with a particular IP address fails, any one of the other servers is able to serve your website content. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spam & Virus Filtering Yes Yes Yes Yes
24 x 7 SupportSupport is included for your primary domain. 24x7x365 phone support and live chat all available through your control panel. Support is provided by a RackSpacetm onsite fully qualified technician. If you know RackSpacetm, then you know the VHS Cloud System is backed by one of the very finest IT Infrastructures in the World!! Yes Yes Yes Yes
MySQL Databases Version 5 50 75 125 200
MSSQL Databases

MSSQL Databases are available at $6.50 monthly for 100 MB. Currently we provide MSSQL 2008 Enterprise Edition. Licensing is included in the price. You can add up to 500 MB of MSSQL space on the order form.

Service Level Agreement 99.9+ % - See our SLA for detailed information
Email/Features - Secure Email Servers are available free of charge

The number of email accounts you can have is only restricted by your available resources under your VHS Hosting Plan - we do not limit how many accounts you can set up. Webmail - Web based e-mail through the browser with spam control, white listing, filtering,SPF and spam and virus scanning,etc. Both POP and IMAP are available.

FTP - You can assign full access or limited access to users Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host Windows and Linux Technologies on the same Domain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Urchin Website StatsUrchin is arguably the most powerful web analytics program of them all. Google sells it for $9995 US - you get it here free of charge. Yes Yes Yes Yes
Web Based Control Panel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Monthly Price - USD $ 9.95 $ 17.95 $ 25.95 $ 35.95

Upgrades and Extras - Pricing

Bandwidth, Server Storage and Compute Cycles

Normally you are best advised to simply move to the next plan that provides more resources. On the order form we have two additional plans that are not listed above, they are:

  • VHS-501
    $45.95 Monthly - includes 4,000 MB scalable server storage, 2,500 compute cycles and 125 GB data transfer
  • VHS-601
    $69.95 Monthly - includes 6,000 MB scalable server storage, 5,000 compute cycles and 150 GB data transfer
  • Your Own Dedicated Cloud System
    $149.00 Monthly - Intended for high scaling for very busy database driven sites - includes:
    • Online software to create sites, and databases—as many as you need the moment you need them.
    • 50 GB of scalable storage space.
    • 500 GB of monthly bandwidth.
    • 10,000 compute cycles per month.
    • 24 x 7 x 365 support via live chat, phone, email or ticket
    • Super Admin Control Panel
    • Support for both Linux (LAMP) and Microsoft Windows (.NET) hosting.
To order your own dedicated system please call us at 1-888-458-3530 or 905-507-1088 and we will assist you with any questions and assist you with set up, etc.

Additional Pricing Information Use below for Your Own Dedicated Cloud Pricing

Additional Disk Space50 cents per GB Monthly
Additional Bandwidth18 cents per GB Monthly
Additional Compute Cycles1 cent per Cycle Monthly
Dedicated SSL Capabilities$20 Monthly
White Label Tech Support$3 /Monthly/Domain
MicroSoft SQL Storage$5 /100/MB/Monthly
Automated Client Billing$2 or 4% per transaction(whichever is greater)
Domain Name Registration$10 Annually

Cloud Monthly Costs - Use the calculator below to estimate the cost of additional resources above the cost of the $149 monthly allowances

Quantity Description Price
Base Cloud System $149 Mo.
Disk Space (GB) $0.50/GB
Bandwidth Out (GB) $0.18/GB
Compute Cycles (minimum 100) $.01/CC
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