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How much CPU do I get with my (legacy) VPS?

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

IMPORTANT: This article applies only to our legacy VPS plans and not any of the new cloud options.

As part of the mvScale virtualization system, our engineers use a range of complex algorithms to ensure that our customers receive the maximum processing power possible within the constraints of their VPS service package. Each package’s CPU allocation is based on the natural ratios created by the package’s memory allocation (both guaranteed and burst), but because our VPS accounts are deployed across an array of server and chip set types, there is no hard number such as mHz that can be used to define “how much” CPU is used. Instead, we use a unit of measurement called a “virtual processing unit,” or “VPU” to describe the relative amount of processing power allocated to each package, as follows:

VPS Small = 15 VPUs
VPS Medium = 40 VPUs
VPS Large = 60 VPUs

This cannot be specified in terms of Ghz or CPU percentages as the VPS hosting packages are spread across a range of server hardware and these metrics simply don’t work. Also, simply specifying a clock speed would not define processing power. Clock speed is only one of many specifications that go into what makes a CPU “fast.” Caching, die sizes, bus optimization, hyperthreading, turbo, and the like are all critical factors as well. Our mvScale algorithms tweak literally dozens of different parameters to ensure that each customer has the most processing power possible on any given package.

Payment Options: How do I make payment?

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007

Please see payment options at http://www.nettigritty.com/pay

You can place an order and pay online from our website or make a custom payment from http://www.nettigritty.com/custom

I already host my site with another provider, how long will my site or email be down if I shift?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

There need not be any downtime at all. Sign up for a new account at our site. Upload your website in the new space, create email ID and then change nameservers. DNS would resolve in about 24 hours during which time your site would continue to resolve to the old server and would then start working on the new server. Effectively, there would be no break in your site showing.

I bought my domain from another company. Can I use your hosting?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

You can host any domain registered through any registrar with us. You will simply need to point your domain name to the DNS nameservers provided in your hosting account information mail after signup. DNS changes have to be made in the domain name control panel provided by your registrar. If you do not have access to such a control panel, you will need to email the company you registered the domain through with the DNS nameserver details provided.

DNS would take 24-48 hours to resolve fully after the DNS changes are made.

I use Windows on my computer, which hosting I should buy?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

You can use Linux or Windows hosting irrespective of the operating system on your computer.

You can see a comparison at
http://www.nettigritty.com/choosingwebhosting.php

In short, you need Windows hosting only if you require ASP/.net/MSSQL/Access support. For most purposes, Linux hosting is sufficient and also has better support for PHP/Perl/CGI/MySQL.

A static html/flash/graphics site can be hosted on either Linux or Windows. In general, we recommend Linux hosting for most sites.

Why do you ask for domain name while placing order for hosting?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

A hosting account is normally created for a domain name such as yourdomain.com which is required to create your account.

How long will it take to create my hosting account? How soon can my site be up?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Account creation takes a few minutes from payment confirmation. Access details are sent by email.

From the time you point your domain to the hosting server by updating DNS nameserver records, it will take 24-72 hours for the domain to fully resolve to the hosting server. More often than not, sites resolve fully in 24 hours.

How long will it take for my domain to resolve?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

For many new domain registrations, the domain starts resolving to the server in a few minutes from account setup.

However, DNS does take 24-72 hours to propagate throughout the internet.

How long will take to register my domain?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Domain registration takes a few minutes from the time of payment confirmation.

Will I own the domain I register through you?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Yes, own the domain and have complete control over domain management, whois, nameservers etc. through a web based domain control panel.