VPS Cloud Servers - More Information

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VPS Cloud Server Description

Our Virtual Private Server (VPS) cloud server technology gives you the benefits of your own private server including root access without paying the price of a dedicated machine. Each cloud server performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server for its users and applications - it can be rebooted independently and has its own root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.

You have an entire server to yourself- you may add additional users and give accounts on your system to other people. You can host any number of different web sites, email accounts and domains on your server for you or your customers.

Our VPS cloud servers are scalable and additional CPU, RAM, disk space, backup and bandwidth can be added (or downsized) at any time.

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We offer discounts for purchase of a 6-month or 12-month pre-paid subscription. The 12-month subscription includes 1 month free. Discounts (6-month or 12-month) will be shown on the Order page for the server you chose.

We also offer a 5% multi-server discount for each server after the first server. Please use the Request Quote Link if you are ordering more than one server.

There are additional JCI discounts for students, educators, nonprofits and for developers using the server for open-source development work. Please use the Request Quote Link and state your qualifications for the discount.

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We can customize your VPS cloud server for CPU, RAM, disk space and bandwidth if our standard plans do not meet your unique needs. Please specify your preferred option(s) and request a quote using the Request Quote link below.

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We provide a shared firewall for all of our customers. You may specify none or up to 10 firewall rules and request updates or changes at any time.

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Auto Daily Backups

All JCI VPS cloud servers are backed up every night so that in the event of some catastrophic data loss, we can simply restore the previous nights image of your server and restart it - a process that can take as little as ten minutes to complete. This means you do not even need to do your own backups but probably should do so. Note that we back up only the list of directories that you specify - you will receive details in your welcome email.

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Back-Up Space

LOCAL - Local Backup space is included with your server plan and there is no bandwidth penalty for using it. Local Backup space is provided as a service for use by JCI hosted servers. The amount of included backup space varies by plan. Upon request we will provide a script that you can load on your server to perform backups.

You can increase the amount of Local Backup space at any time with an email request . Additional Local Backup space is only $0.15/GB per month.

OFFSITE - As an option you can order our offsite Secure Online Backup service (Backup Service) that allows standard offsite or geo-redundant offsite secure online filesystem backup (rsync, ftp/sftp/scp, rdiff-backup, WebDAV). This optional back-up space can be ordered with your JCI server at a 10% discount from our standard pricing. You may use the Secure Online Backup service for any desktop, server, laptop, etc. you want and there is never a charge for bandwidth use. (Note however that use of this off-site backup service by your JCI server will count against your JCI server bandwidth allocation.)

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Network Connection

JCI dedicated servers utilize a 100mbps connection to the Internet. Our policy on bandwidth use is to measure your total monthly data transfer but NOT limit your connect speed. In this way you will always have the ability to handle peak short-term traffic demands.

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Bandwidth Limit

We do not place a stop limit on your monthly bandwidth use unless instructed by you to do so. You will be advised via email when your monthly usage is at the 90% level. You can also monitor bandwidth usage at any time by logging into your Account Manager.

Less than 1% of our customers ever exceed 90% of their bandwidth allocation.

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Account Manager with Bandwidth Monitor

Each JCI customer will have access to our Account Manager feature through Log-In on our web site. The Account Manager allows you to monitor bandwidth use and check your payment and billing status.

The bandwidth monitor can be very useful in tracking down unusual traffic patterns by IP, server or cumulative for all servers. The bandwidth monitor is reset to "0" at the beginning of each month but a search function allows you to view previous bandwidth usage from the time your server goes on-line.

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