OpenBSD 5.4 Dedicated Servers
Have your own ultra-secure OpenBSD dedicated server. You are root, do whatever you want* with it. No minimum term, no setup fee.
What other M5Hosting customers do with OpenBSD:
- Security Audit launch point
- Development platform
- Mail server with spamd
- Backup MX
- CVS or Subversion (SVN) platform
- shell server
- web server
- Web Proxy
- Secure file repository
- Highly available cluster of servers using CARP
- Intrusion Detection or Firewall for other M5Hosting Dedicated Servers
Our standard OpenBSD dedicated server platform is a high-performance, 1U high Supermicro chassis with your choice of processors ranging from Intel Atom, Intel Dual Core, Core2 Duo to Quad Core Xeons and Dual Quad Core Xeons (8 cores). We have servers available with 2GB, 3GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 24GB, 32GB or 48GB of RAM. All our servers have switched 100Mbit or Gigabit Ethernet connection. Customized configurations are available. We can also colocate your provided hardware. Other dedicated server hardware configurations are available.
All our Dedicated Servers are monitored for availability (pinged every one minute). You will be paged and/or e-mailed in the event your server goes down. This web-based system can also give you uptime statistics and you can review historical monitoring data for your servers. We can also monitor network-based services such as HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SMTP, POP3, DNS, and others on your server for availability.
Web-based Availability, Performance, and Bandwidth Monitoring
Each and every switch port on our network is monitored for bandwidth, errors, discards and other anomalies. You have 24x7 web-based access to graphs that detail your bandwidth utilization by speed, and data transfer over time. As an additional service, we can also monitor your server health (CPU, disk use, memory, disk I/O, system load average) and alert if thresholds are exceeded.
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The facility is staffed 24x7 and is serviced with redundant air, power and network. We share the facility with some of America's top financial institutions, government contractors, biotech and research organizations, hosting companies and network security companies.
What sets us apart from all others...
Our network's lightning-quick, punchy network response to almost anywhere is ensured by InterNAP's Flow Control Platform technology deployed on our network. The InterNAP Flow Control Platform (InterNAP FCP) monitors all of our multi-gigabit carrier connections for latency, jitter, packet loss and handshake round-trip time, BGP blackouts and more, for each destination network, then routes your traffic though the fastest and most reliable backbone to that specific destination network. The selected route used for each communication will be the fastest of any of our direct connectivity to Level 3 Communications, XO Communications, Cogent, American Internet Services, or any of the over 100 networks we are directly peered with through the Any2 Exchange at One Wilshire Blvd. This solution increases performance by greater than 50% over regular BGP solutions because standard BGP does not have any metric for performance and can not make route changes based on performance information like our network can. There just isn't a better network in San Diego.
Additional services such as premium whole disk backups, managed or un-managed firewall services and server load-balancing are available for extremely competitive additional cost.
All systems on our network are monitored by an Intrusion Detection System, which may alert our staff to attempted attacks to or from your server.
We are proud of our solid performance and availability. See our actual network availability statistics here.
Standard Features On All Dedicated Servers
Network Port Speed
Your actual max burstable speed
Additional IP addresses with justification
up to 32
Cost of additional IPs with justification
up to 8 Free
Temporary use of KVM over IP
24/7 Web-based Server Reboots
Unlimited "root" user privileges
Server Monitoring (ie: ping)
with Customer Paging
Service Monitoring (ie: HTTP, SMTP, etc)
with Customer Paging
Actual Traffic Utilization Graphs
Custom initial OS installation
Network Uptime Guarantee
Redundant Power Grid supplies
2 Megawatt Battery Backup (UPS)
2 Megawatt Diesel Backup Generator
Triple Redundant Chillers
Multi-Gigabit carrier connections
BGP + InterNAP FCP Route Optimization
Fast Response Email Support
"Remote Hands" (reboots, KVM, etc)
3ware Hardware RAID
(RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0+1 / RAID 10)
$14/mo + up
Data Backups (NAS, unmanaged)
$5/mo + up
We have systems standing by for you to move into quickly. By paying by PayPal Subscriptions, you pay monthly, and you can cancel any time.
Premium Rack Option - FREE
Gigabit Network Switch Port Speed
Switched Power Outlets
(web-based instant server reboots)
SNMP Server Performance Metrics and alerts - (CPU, disk, I/O, Load Avg, Mem)
We will communicate with you about your new server using the e-mail address tied to your PayPal account. If you have questions, need a special configuration, or just want to know there are humans here, please contact us before you buy.
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