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Hello,

I decided to write this blog post as our customer service centre had received numerous sales enquiries today after the huge error over at 123Reg!

On the 16th April 2016 UK host 123reg had accidentally deleted all of their clients VPS servers by running a script that deleted all of their data! While I understand mistakes can happen, this is a huge error at 123-reg, more information can be found here http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/18/123reg_titsup_customer_vpss_gone/ and no doubt someone in 123-reg will be getting fired today!

When choosing a provider, its important that you look for quality and not who can give you the best possible price while I know my company Cyber Host Pro are not the cheapest for VPS, I know we are charging far less than we should be for the investment and quality that we have invested in to our service.

From my research online, it seems 123REG use Virtuozzo/OpenVZ.
Virtuozzo is a VPS server software application to allow a hosting company to create and resell VPS servers using a technology known as “containers”

Containers are not real VPS servers and piggyback on the back of the host server! Their is some benefits of containers for the host

– low cost deployment
– can be hosted on a single server
– no expensive network equipment needed
– host hundreds of VPSs on a single server

this is great for smaller hosts who are wanting to get in to the VPS resale market and do not have budget for high quality technology, a host like 123REG really should be using quality over quantity!

A container host using virtuozzo would typically be low cost as the host only have the virtuozzo license fee to pay which I believe is around $1-$2 per VM per month, a host like 123REG probably got this even cheaper!

Compare this to our setup, we use a multi-server cloud based platform and was rather expensive, the total costs of setup in year 1 was around £150,000 compared however look at our setup:

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We have multiple HV servers (hyper-visors) that connect to our 10Gbit SFP+ crazy fast storage network. Each HV has access to both of our SANs (Storage attached network) that store the content of your VPS DATA. Each SAN replicates data to each other so your physical data is stored on 2 SAN servers at once. The network switch itself cost £15,000 something that would not be including in a budget virtuozzo hosting company! Next, we use many Samsung Enterprise SSD 1.92TB Each costing around £800 compared to a budget Virtuozzo host who may just use multiple 1TB/2TB disks costing around £20-£40 each.. which would not give a fraction of the performance of the disks we use, which we believe are the fastest available in the world

There is allot more in our setup like multiple backup servers.. the setup is quite complicated and certainly designed for the Enterprise customer!

We may not be as cheap at the likes of 123-REG, but as you can see from above we invest in the best technology to give our cloud VPS customers the best quality of service.

Ask yourself this question.. “what is your data worth to your business?” is it worth more than £1 a day? if so, then Cyber Host Pro will be a better hosting company for you!
For those customers looking to buy a Cloud Server (VPS) from us during April 2016, we are running a promotion to save 25% off for life, see https://www.cyberhostpro.com/vps/ and during sign-up enter coupon code 25APRIL2016

 

About Chris Danks

Chris Danks has written 136 post in this blog.

Chris is a British businessman, Chris started in the hosting business in 2001 at the age of 15. The business was re-branded to Cyber Host Pro in 2003 and has since grown to have thousands of customers around the world who trust Cyber Host Pro to manage their web hosting and servers.

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