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IaaS Cloud
There are numerous differences between Cloud and VPSes. The most important one is the aspect of elasticity and scalability. Usage of technology based on multiple nodes and elastic billing model (with hourly payment) allows creation and deletion of servers as needed. This solution allows multiple use cases including:
  • Running temporary servers for software tests/evaluation without the need to pay for full month
  • Scaling your platform by adding ane removing servers when needed (e.g. to handle extra load)
Running the configured server should not take more then 1 minute.

KVM is so-called full virtualization mechansm, which means that it is as close to real hardware (dedicated) server as possible.

For example:

  • it's possible to install multiple different OSes
  • each VPS has own copy of the OS including own kernel
  • you may freely modify OS settings including loading any kernel modules or installing custom kernel
  • offers full emulation of NIC, which enables unrestricted access to network stack (full iptables), and ability to run any advanced network related software such as VPN tunnels.
  • enable you to use fully graphical VNC console, exposed in the Client Area as HTML5 based noVNC
  • allows running software tightly integrated with the OS kernel such as Docker

KVM is also more secure then other solutions (like OpenVZ) as it provides better separation (own kernel), and ability to use block level encryption.

Yes, by default for Cloud Server you will get full root access.
By default we assign 1 public IPv4 address for each Cloud Server. If you have proper justification (as required by RIPE NCC) you may configure up to 3 additional IPs during server startup. If for some this limit is insufficient please contact our Support and explain why you need more IPs. In all cases any extra IPs are paid (hourly rate - shown before server startup).
By default IPs are assigned by DHCP mechanism. To add more then 1 IP you need to reconfigure your OS for static configuration and configure IPs provided by us on the network interface. We also recommend to set root (or sudo user) password prior to this operation, to enable simple access via noVNC in case of network configuration related issues.