VPS Hosting: Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Virtual Private Server?

Dedicated Servers are physical servers (not virtual) that you lease, you are not required to have any hardware. Virtual Private Servers (VPS) are virtual (not physical). ColocateUSA provides enterprise grade hardware that host multiple VPS's on a single physical server. Thisenables us to offer aggressive pricing and provide our customers with the space, CPU, and memory they need.

Why would I get a VPS over a Dedicated Server?

Depending on your needs and requirements you may be able to use a VPS and save money and time over managing a dedicated server. ColocateUSA maintains and upgrades all hardware mainteance and full backups of all VPS servers

What is a Hypervisor?

A hypervisor, is a program that allows multiple operating systems to share a single hardware host. Each operating system appears to have the host's processor, memory, and other resources all to itself. However, the hypervisor is actually controlling the host processor and resources, allocating what is needed to each operating system in turn and making sure that the guest operating systems (called virtual mahines) cannot disrupt each other.

ColocateUSA currently uses Intel Server Systems.

Can I get upgrades to my VPS?

Yes! ColocateUSA will work with customers that are in need of upgrades. If you need to move to a bigger system or just expand the system you currently use. In most cases this will require a small downtime to install the new hardware, but we can accomidate most scheduling needs. Please contact us for more information.