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Yes. With SolarCloud you can create your own custom templates from pre-configured Virtual Machines. It’s a simple process: configure a virtual machine as required, back it up, and convert the backup to a template in just a few clicks.
Yes and all ports are open by default to your cloud vps servers. All SolarCloud cloud servers feature the ability to enable firewalls from within the operating system and from within the cloud itself as well on the On Demand platform. For linux server...
Yes. Every SolarCloud VPS comes with 1 IP address by default. You can then add additional IP addresses to your vps from within your control panel for a small additional monthly fee.
Yes you can. You can reinstall, rebuild or restore your VPS at any time. You can reinstall with the same operating system as before or switch to another operating system with the click of a button.
All systems come with our user-friendly simple to use web-based SolarCloud control panel. Using this panel you can easily reboot, shut down, reinstall, upgrade, backup, restore and KVM console onto your cloud vps with us.
Every cloud machine can have multiple backup slots than can be used to take a complete image of your machine. You can backup manually at any point (ideal for rollbacks when deploying something new) or leave it to the system to take automat...
Since these are Xen based deployments, and the issue lies in the fact that grub can’t find your disk. This causes all apt-get upgrades to fail when dealing with the kernel or anything that works with grub. Here is the output of apt-get upgrade that i...
At this time SolarCloud does not support windows, but we are working on it for release soon. When we support it, we fully support and offer a variety of Windows operating systems including Windows 2003 Server and Windows 2008 Server in both 32-bit and...
SolarCloud bills on a monthly basis for the monthly plans and bills on an hourly basis for the on-demand plan. If you upgrade during the month in the monthly plans, you will be pro-rated for the time to your next billing cycle, with full credit given ...
There are multiple ways to access your cloud vps. You can access your linux server over SSH or access your Windows server via Remote Desktop (Terminal Services). Additionally you can always access your server using our convenient out-of-band KVM console f...
How to add a load balancer cluster in SolarCloud In this scheme, load balancers manage incoming requests one by one, rotating them between the servers added to a cluster (a round-robin method). SolarCloud load balancers are based on Layer 4 load balanci...
Add an autoscaling cluster to SolarCloud To add an autoscaling cluster to your cloud: Go to your Control Panel’s Load Balancers menuClick the Add a balancer buttonOn the page that follows, fill in the form that appears:Cluster Configuration Port...
VM autoscaling allows you to automatically increase the RAM, CPU and disk size of a virtual machine. VM resources are scaled based on the rules you specify. For example, you can set up a rule that will add 1000MB of memory to a VM if RAM has been above 90...
Firewall Rules With the SolarCloud system you can set firewall rules for the network interfaces of virtual machines. There are two types of firewall rules: ACCEPT – defines the requests and types of packets which will be accepted by a firewall DROP...
How to Segregate VMs If required, you can instruct SolarCloud to make sure a VM is never booted on the same hypervisor (HV) as another specific VM. This may be important if, for example, you have two name servers or a load balanced web server, and you ne...
With SolarCloud VPS On-Demand you can set firewall rules for the network interfaces of virtual machines. There are two types of firewall rules: ACCEPT – defines the requests and types of packets which will be accepted by a firewall DROP – specifies ...
How to View load balancer details Load balancers in fact are also virtual machines, so you can perform the same basic actions on them as for other VMs, although we recommend against most actions except for moving, powering on and powering off. To view l...
How do you configure load balancer applications and complete the load balancer setup? Each real server (VM) needs a loopback IP address to be configured as the VIP. This address needs to be stopped from responding to ARP requests and the real server need...
When a virtual machine is created it is allocated a CPU priority as well as a number of CPU cores. You can think of CPU priority as its "share percentage". This value is used to determine how much CPU resource that VM is given, by multiplying CP...
Upgrades typically take less than 5 minutes once your upgrade order is paid and verified. Downgrades can take a little longer, depending on the amount and type of data on your cloud server.
All cloud vps data is protected by our fully redundant RAID-5 iSCSI SAN backend that all customer hard drive images are stored on. In addition we have a fully redundant backup SAN where customer backups and custom templates are stored as an addition...
SolarCloud OS templates are fully pre-configured operating system images that are used to build virtual machines. Using templates can result in a significant reduction in the installation, configuration and maintenance costs associated with your cloud man...
The locations we have for our Global Anycast DNS service is as follows: Dallas, TX, US Los Angeles, CA, US Miami, FL, US San Jose, CA, US Seattle, WA, US Washington, DC, US Amsterdam, Netherlands Berlin, Germany Frankfurt, Germany Sao ...
With full root access, KVM console access and the ability to stop, reboot and reinstall at any time, a cloud machine is just like having your own dedicated server on the internet...only better! Run everything from website hosting to email, ruby appl...
You have several options. First you can reboot the machine using your true out-of-band KVM console. Or if you have lost data, revert to one of your recent backups using our simple backup & restore feature.
At anytime you wish you may reinstall your cloud vps to a different operating system template or purchase/add another cloud vps to your control panel and choose a different operating system for it.
The term 'cloud' refers to on-demand, scalable, virtualized servers accessible from anywhere on the Internet. They are fully redundant and self-healing with automatic failover capabilities.
The SolarCloud network is located in the AISO.net state of the art data center that connects to multiple Tier1 and Tier2 internet backbone providers, allowing you to know that your connection is fully redundant with multiple paths to the internet. ...
We offer the following pre-configured OS and Open Source web applications, packaged as virtual appliance application templates:     Alfresco     Bugzilla     Deki     Dimdim     Dokuwiki     Drupal     DSpace     Elgg     Fos...
The SolarCloud OS template library includes multiple flavors of Linux templates, both 32- and 64-bit. Please note that at present, the SolarCloud does not support templates with Active Directory Domain Controllers or Windows templates. Some of the Linu...
Not only are we the only solar powered cloud provider, our cloud technology is designed to be self-healing, fully-redundant with automatic failover capabilities. This means that should there be any kind of hardware fault, your server will automatical...