What is the difference between VPS hosting, virtual private server or cloud computing?
All terms are similar and are just different ways that the industry coins this service. Each is about the same in the sense that you are accessing a virtualized server, located at a remote location (what they like to call "the cloud")
and allows you to perform anything computational, such as running a website or calculating the origins of the universe.
How long does it take from click to accessing my server?
Just minutes! Linux virtual servers take anywhere from one minute to five minutes, and Windows anywhere from five minutes to fifteen minutes. It depends on the total file size of each
Linux or Windows distribution and how many software updates are pending.
What do you mean by "updates pending"?
Before we make a virtual server available to you, our automated deployment software will force the virtual server's operating system to check for any updates that may be available. If there are any, they will be
downloaded and installed before the server is accessible.
Thus, every server is delivered with all available updates installed, saving you time and effort.
Will I get a dedicated IP? Will it be "clean"?
Yes and yes! We are extremely vigilant of our network IPs and if they get listed on any blacklist, we will make everything possible to clean
any blacklistings from any of the major IP blacklisting lists, such as Spamhaus or Spamcop.
Can I run a virtual server within my virtual server? VMWare? Hyper-V?
No. Virtualization technology requires direct access to the server's hardware. A virtual server's hardware is virtual and simulated, thus, trying to install and use something like Hyper-V will not work. However, container virtualization technologies, such as
Docker or OpenVZ, will work.
Which are the locations we can deploy a VPS?
You can deploy VPS in the east coast of the US, south, and west coast. These include the cities of Santa Clara, California (Silicon Valley), Las Vegas, NV (for excellent data protection), Dallas, Texas and Ashburn, Virginia.
We also have regions in Europe and South East Asia, which are Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Singapore.
How do you calculate hourly billing?
We divide the monthly price of a virtual server by 672, which is the number of hours in a 28 day month. If your virtual server is active for more than 28
days in a month with more than 28 days, then you are just billed for its monthly price.
For more information on ColossusCloud's billing, please see our blog article at