Linux & Windows Virtual Dedicated Servers

Unlike the Bare-Metal Dedicated Servers the virtualized Dedicated Servers are created with a virtualization technology that simulates a physical hardware. Choose between Windows Virtual Dedicated Server (with Windows Server 2022) and Linux OS. The virtualized servers come with full root access, may use internal or cloud storage, and are connected to 1-gigabit Internet ports on our fully redundant, SLA guarantee network. Click on the "Order Now" button, and you will be able to configure your VDS on the customization page to your exact specifications.
Virtual Dedicated
Processor Cores RAM HDD/SSD Bandwidth Port IPv4 IPv6 Location Cost/Month Setup Fee
Linux 1 6 Cores 16 GB 480 SSD 250 Mbps 1 Gbps /30 /64 Atlanta, GE $89/mo $0 Configure & Order
Linux 2 8 Cores 64 GB 2x 480GB SSD 1 Gbps 1 Gbps /30 /64 Ashburn, VA $209.00 $0 Configure & Order
Linux 3 14 Cores 128 GB 2x 960GB SSD 1 Gbps 1 Gbps /30 /64 Ashburn, VA $269.00 $0 Configure & Order

Linux & Windows Virtual Server - What to Consider?

The main difference between the physical Dedicated Servers and the VDS is that VDS can be scaled up in CPU, RAM and Storage at any time. You can start with a less computing resources and increase them on the go. Choose your server carefully by:
Linux or Windows Virtual Server - vCPU

Linux or Windows Virtual Server - CPU

1 vCPU is equivalent to 1 physical CPU. However, as an infrastructure computing provider. Host Color has the flexibility to increase vCPU allocation to your Linux of Windows Server at any time. We just switch the VDS and then switch it on.
 VDS - Storage Type

VDS - Storage Type

All virtualized Linux and Windows Servers use network storage. Our Storage Area Network (SAN) has different type of storage. Chose between enterprise SSD, SAS or SATA storage based on your apps and the amount of work that needs to be done.
VDS Dedicated Hosting - Bandwidth or Data Transfer

Bandwidth or Data Transfer

It is important to understand how data transfer work. Choose a certain bandwidth commitment in Mbps or go for metered data transfer.
Network Performance Analytics

Network Performance & Traffic Analyzer

Do you need to understand your inbound and outbound traffic? We can help you to monitor data transfer on your Linux or Windows Server by: Application, User, Protocol and Location.
Secure IT Hosting Environments

Access & Security

Consider using a Virtual Private Network (VPN) which would allow you to limit the access to you Linux or Windows Server from specific IPs, devices and locations.
Managed Hosting Services

Managed Services

We have been managing IT Hosting environments for almost two decades. Sign up and open a Support Ticket to tell us more about your project. We will help you with IT management.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is my Virtual Dedicated Server protected against network failure?
Yes! Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) has four (4x) 25-gigabit network interfaces configured for redundancy on 2 separate NIC cards. All four interfaces are placed into a single link access group (LAG) and utilize LACP for individual link monitoring. Your Virtual Dedicated Server is connected to two network switches with two (2x) 25-gigabit connection links to the first switch and two (2x) 25-gigabit to the second switch. Each network switch has multiple 100-gigabit fiber connections to the data center's network architecture that features failover protection. The overall networking architecture sustains full data transfer capacity with the failure of any single networking appliance or link. The data transfer from the Edge data centers to either the public Internet or the MPLS IP VPN network is secured by two diverse routers for each network. The routers are connected to a pair of network switches. The data transfer can be forwarded through both routers and will switch over automatically upon failure of any networking device.
How does HostColor bill my Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS)?
After the payment is made, the billing month starts from the moment we send you the login credentials of your Semi-managed Virtual Dedicated Server. You can choose between a month-to-month contract and an annual contract. All Virtual Dedicated Hosting services are set to month-to-month contracts by default, something that gives you flexibility. If you want to sign an annual contract, we will give you a lower monthly service fee, however, you will be required to prepay the full contract (all 12 service fees). Please note that an Virtual Dedicated Server on a month-to-month contract must be properly canceled and terminated before we stop billing you. Like other dedicated hosting services, the VDS require a 30-day cancelation notice. However, on some occasions, we allow early cancelations. To qualify for an early cancelation, you must have submitted a cancelation request from your Account 5 business days before the beginning of the new billing cycle.
Which Linux OS can I use on my Virtual Dedicated Server?
There are "officially supported operating systems" on the VDS hosted in our Edge data center locations. They are CentOS 7.9, Ubuntu 22.4, Ubuntu 20.4, Ubuntu 18.4, and RockyLinux 8.6. Our clients can use virtualization like Kernel-based Virtual Machine (Proxmox VE), VMware ESXi, VirtualBox, OpenVZ, Linux Containers, Kubernetes, and Docker.
These and other Linux OS distributions and virtualization technologies can be used on our VDS configurations and all dedicated hosting services with up to 30Gbps bandwidth, delivered from the following Edge data centers: Albany, NY; Albuquerque, NM; Ashburn, VA; Austin, TX; Billings, MT; Boise, ID; Cambridge / Boston, MA; Casper, WY; Cedar Rapids, IA; Cincinnati, OH; Cleveland, OH; El Paso, TX; Fresno, CA; Honolulu, HI; Herndon, VA; Houston, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Jackson, MS; Jacksonville, FL; Las Vegas, NV; Little Rock, AR; Madison, WI; Minneapolis, MN; Munich, Germany; Nashville, KY; New Orleans, LA; New York City, NY; Omaha, NE; Tustin, Orange County, CA; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland, OR; Raleigh, NC; Sacramento, CA; Salt Lake City, UT; San Antonio, TX; San Diego, CA; Spokane, WA; Saint Louis, MO; Tampa, FL; Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In all other data centers where HostColor delivers Virtual Dedicated Server hosting services, there is a wide choice of Linux, Windows OS, and virtualization technologies.
How does HC assign IP addresses on the VDS?
Each Virtual Dedicated Server is assigned its own IPv4 subnet that varies from /29 (8 IPs addresses) to /24 (256 IPs). The first three IP addresses are used for the networking service of your server as follows: 1st IP address is for the router default gateway; 2nd IP address is reserved for router1; 3rd IP is reserved for router2. The 4th IP address is the main IP of your VDS. Any additional IP addresses can be ordered from and can be used for various services on your server.

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Premium Network

Premium Network

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