A Cloud Virtual Private Server
Many Operating System Choices
Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, CentOS 5/6, Debian6,OpenSUSE 11.4/12.1, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012
Guaranteed Dedicated Resources (RAM, HDD, CPU, & Bandwidth)
Full Access to OS Layer
Full Root(SSH) or Adiministrator Access through Remote Desktop (RDP)
Pay For What You Use
Our VPSes are easily scalable. Upgrade only the resources you need, such as CPU, RAM, disk space, or upgrade to a higher plan!
In addition, our VPSes are able to utilize additional resources in short periods, or "bursts", to ensure that your VPS is able to handle spikes in resource demands.
We've invested heavily in our VPS provisioning system for automated order processing and almost instant provisioning. Place your order online through our website and your VPS can be up and running in minutes!* Upgrades are also provisioned in minutes.
*In some cases new accounts require verification to be completed before provisioning.
Make the headaches of migrating to a new server a thing of the past. Move to newer hardware without having to reconfigure ANY OS or Application settings.
With full Remote Desktop Access (Terminal Services) on our Windows VPSes and SSH / Root Access on our Linux VPSes, you have full administrative access to customize your VPS.
*Linux Kernel customization may not be possible in some cases.
Fully Redundant Infrastructure
Cirrus Tech has deploys Dell Power Edge C series with multi-core (16 Cores) CPUs, Hot-plug and redundant power supplies. Customer Data is hosted on one of the most rigorously redundant designs in the industry with two synchronized RAID10 storages.
With the easy to use VPS control panel, you are in full control over your VPS. Power off, on or restart your VPS from anywhere you have a web browser at any time. Create back-ups of your VPS, monitor resource usage, and perform upgrades with a click of a button.
Better Management Options
All VPS plans come with the award-winning Parallels Plesk Panel. Plesk Panel is an intuitive web hosting control panel that allows you to automated web hosting activities. It includes an FTP Server, Mail Server, Web Server, MySQL Database, phpMyAdmin, Firewall with GUI and more!
New! SmarterTools Software Suite
SMBs can enjoy a bundled applicaion suite to better communicate, collaborate, measure and support their business operations. The bundle is offered at No additional charge and on Windows VPSes or Virtuals machines.
SmarterMail Pro (250 Mailboxes)
Exchange class email and collaboration platform, a $299 Value. [See a Demo]
SmarterTrack Pro (2 Agents)
Powerfull customer service software (Livechat, KB and Ticketing system), a $199 Value. [See a Demo]
SmarterStats Pro (50 Sites)
Web analytics and SEO platform for sites, a $299 Value. [See a Demo]
Easily create or maintain a website or blog. Wordpress is a personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability.
Joomla (1.5.x & 2.x)
Build website and powerful online applications. Joomla is the dynamic portal engine and content management system.
Publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Drupal is a powerful open source content management system.
Create is a site where everyone can collaborate on the content easily. update and create pages from anywhere there is a web browser is available.
Create a web forum or bulletin board in minutes. phpBB is an open source forum software that is easy to use, powerful, and highly customisable.
Quickly organize your photos online. Gallery is an open source, photo management system.
Create a full featured online store easily. OS Commerce is an online shop program featuring order history, shopping carts, full search capability, product reviews, and more.
The number of different activities you can perform with our VPS plans are virtually limitless. Almost anything you can think of doing with a dedicated server, you can do with a VPS.
New! Plesk Power Pack (Download complete datasheet Here)
With Plesk Power Pack, You can:
- Quickly Create Websites Integrated with Social Media by the means of Parallels Web Presence Builder
- Monitor and Manage Servers From a Smartphone or Tablet
- Protect your users from viruses and other malicious intrusions
- Easily Render Websites for Mobile Devices
- Let Developers have the best Java tools
- Make customers stickier with a ColdFusion environment
- Support popular databases
Download complete datasheet Here.
Create your own VPN, Proxy or Email server.
(Re)sell hosting services with automatic billing and provisioning
Plesk 11 and Plesk Billing allows you to manage your server and your customers more efficiently.
Take your office desktop with you.
Use your office phone extension from anywhere!
Use our VPS as a testing sandbox before going live
Included Management and Support
New! Migrations from any provider
Our support staff team will offer migration of your virtual or even physical servers, from any other provider
Any technical issues related to any of the Plesk/Cpanel functionalities are fully supported. If you experience any errors while working with these control panels or not able to perform a certain task, you can contact our support team 24/7/365.
E-mail, FTP, SFTP, Remote Desktop and SSH client configuration
Our award winning support team will provide in-detail instructions on how these services on your VPS can be configured and accessed through client applications on our office or home personal computer.
Server Applications Setup and Configuration
Our support team will also provide instructions on how most commonly used server applications, such as SQL, MySQL, PHP, Perl, .NET, Apache, and IIS, can be installed and configured.
Security and Hardening
All of the applications setup by default on the servers are reviewed and tested against many security threats from time to time to ensure the servers are as secure as they can be. Although we do our own due diligence, it may be possible that some of the latest patches are not installed. If you do find any security issues with our installations, our support staff will be happily assisting you to resolve them.
Data Protection and Hardware
We host all of our VPS/VM data on two separate redundant storages, each with RAID 10, and all of the physical servers (hypervisors) benefit from redundant architecture. We do keep ourselves responsible to protect your data and also to maintain and manage every bit of physical layer of our infrastructure. Regardless of how redundant our setup is, our SLA is 100% and so in case of any hardware failure, replacements will be setup within minutes or in worst cases in hours.
Things that are beyond our scope of support
Data Staging and Backup
Although we have a strict data protection policy and we do have redundant storages but we advise our clients to take snapshot backups of their data to protect themselves against accidental data loss or data deletions. At the end of the day, our double synced storages sync the live data and in real time. If you delete a copy, all the copies are lost. You can always inquire from our sales team about our backup offerings other than the FREE manual backup option, already included in your VPS/VM package.
Third Party Scripts & Applications
As much as our support team would like to help our customers, but they are not capable of debugging source codes or assisting with the development of websites or applications. Furthermore, in cases where codes contain security flaws or are already compromised the amount of support our team can provide is very much limited – in most cases situations like these are beyond our scope of support.
Firewall, DDOS, Botnet and Malware Protection
It seems like everywhere you look these days, there’s a new cyber security threat affecting businesses (and even governments and massive corporations). No wonder security is on everyone’s radar!
Well, it’s on our radar too. At Cirrus, we understand just how crucial your data is – we’re web hosts after all! Your online presence is the lifeblood of your business – you need to be sure it’s safe and secure.
Which is why we have decided to deploy ThreatSTOP, a leading online security solution protecting countless businesses from malware attacks, across the entire Cirrus network. Whether you’re using our shared web hosting services, or you’ve got VPS or cloud running for your business - whatever Cirrus plan you have, you are covered by our new security upgrades.
Online security concerns
Arguably the most serious and widespread online security problems faced by organizations today are botnet, worm and other malware attacks. The threats affect everyone on the Internet – which is most people and definitely all businesses! Organized criminal organizations use malware to steal highly sensitive and valuable data. Cyber-criminals are often more sophisticated than their victims and they certainly capitalize on this advantage.
How Cirrus is protecting your online data
The newest piece of arsenal in our security infrastructure is ThreatSTOP, an IP reputation based service that protects networks from criminal malware attacks. What it does is enables firewalls to block both inbound and outbound traffic, preventing the theft of valuable data. ThreatSTOP lets firewalls know about threats in real-time and allows networks to automatically stop any incoming or outgoing traffic from known malware sites. It’s a cloud based system that prevents theft by making sure there are no firewall or network holes where malicious malware can slip through undetected.
In layman’s terms – we’re stopping the (internet) bad guys in their tracks.
At Cirrus, we’re proactive about keeping our network safe and sound. When it comes to security, we believe a dose of prevention goes a long way!
A Company you Can Trust
Our Canadian web hosting business opened its doors back in 1999 and we′re still going strong. With clients in Canada and around the world, we have hosted and supported hundreds of thousands of websites and applications. Not to mention our A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We′re not just some fly by night web host – we′re here for you and your online presence, for the long haul.
More Focused and More Choices
We focus on our VPS hosting service offering more than anybody else and we always keep our plans up-to-date and more flexible. Find the plan and operating system that meets your needs. Select from a wide range of OS options from Windows Server and a variety of Linux Distributions: Ubuntu, Debian, and CentOS.
Flexibility and Choice
At Cirrus, we′re big on dedicated servers and one of our main focuses is keeping our services as up to date and flexible as possible. With a range of plans, software systems, and add-ons at your disposal, you′re sure to find just the right dedicated hosting solution for your needs and your budget.
Reliable and Redundant Hardware
Our network core has one of the most rigorously redundant designs allowing us to offer our clients an enterprise class environment to host mission critical cloud infrastructures.
Did you know that at Cirrus we have a lowest price guarantee? If you find a similar offer somewhere else, we will be happy to beat it, or at the very least match it. Period.
All Cirrus customers get access to a seasoned support team. Our support engineers are at the ready to offer their expertise and guidance 24 / 7 / 365. No matter how big or how small your question is, we′re here to help.
Keep on Growing
As your business grows, so do your hosting needs. If at any time you outgrow your dedicated servers plan, you always have easy options at your disposal to upgrade to a better solution for you. Take advantage of our free consultation and migration services, and expand your set up seamlessly.
A Green Company
At Cirrus, our environmental footprint is important to us. We′ve taken steps to green up our business as much as possible. Our servers are super high efficiency. Green cooling systems are at work in our data centers. Our office is completely paperless. And did you know that virtualization is by its very nature green since it uses hardware resources in a more efficient manner?
Truly Canadian Hosting
At Cirrus, we′re Canadian through and through. All of our datacenters are physically located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You get Canadian IPs. We′re a Canadian run business. A truly Canadian web hosting experience.