What is a High Availability Cloud VPS?

InMotion Hosting’s Virtual Private Servers now combine the power and performance of our classic VPS Hosting plans with perpetual availability of the cloud. While we will continue to offer our premium VPS plans on solid-state drives (SSDs), we will now be equipping these plans with a couple of new and exciting features that will increase the redundancy, scalability, and reliability of your Virtual Private Server.

Our new and improved infrastructure is set up with a network of clusters in a virtualized environment, each of which contains a number of different highly available servers. These clusters all contain redundant hardware, so if your node fails for any reason, all of your data and files will be safeguarded, and your partition will spin up instantaneously on a different node. In this article we will briefly go over some basics.

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Server Controls

Cloud Server controls
Cloud Server controls

Along with high availability, our new VPS product comes with a “Manage my Cloud” page in your AMP. From this page you can do the following things:

  • Restart Server
  • Change Root Password
  • View your Server Details
  • Access cPanel (if installed via the One-Click)
  • Access WHM (if installed via the One-Click)

Resource Dashboard

Bandwidth

Bandwidth chart
Bandwidth chart

While viewing the bandwidth graph you will have two lines. The blue line shows the bandwidth input (incoming) and the green line shows the output (outgoing) on the server. This can range from processes such as normal traffic, FTP connections, sending/receiving emails, etc.

Disk Space

Disk space used
Disk Space Used

Your VPS package (VPS-1000, VPS-2000, or VPS-3000), determines how much disk space your server is allotted. You will see one line showing your current disk usage, and that is updated every 4 hours. The disk space is measured in KiloBytes (so 40,230.0K would be 40GB).

RAM

Memory (RAM) usage
Memory (RAM) Usage

The RAM section measures three things; How much ram your server has total, how much is “free”, and how much is “cached”. Linux uses RAM for disk caching, which helps speed up your system until a program or application needs it. When most people look up how much RAM is being consumed, the cached RAM is the best indicator.

CPU

Load average on the server
Load average on the server

The CPU graph will also provide information on load times in 1 minute, 5 minutes, and 15 minute increments. As you can see in our graph to the right, the server saw a huge load spike around 1:30 am on Tuesday. This number should stay below 1.00 but there are times such as running backups or running updates that this number will spike over a desired amount. Doing so is fine as the servers are designed to be able to handle random, small spikes such as those.

Snapshots

We have implemented a backup system that is easily managed from your Account Management Panel. Follow this guide on how to create, restore, and delete snapshots.

Thoughts on “What is a High Availability Cloud VPS?

  • Has the High Availability functionality been applied to all VPS since this stream suggests that there were still some VPS instances have not been upgraded to High Availability.

    Can you post an update on this High Availability on VPS instances?

    Thank you.

     

    • There are some old VPS accounts that are not “high availability”, but they are not being sold. All new VPS accounts use the high availability model.

  • Will this be available for all VPS package ( VPS-1000, VPS-2000 and VPS-3000 ) or only on select VPS packages?  If only on select VPS package, which ones will be available?  Thank you.

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