CloudVMs, also known as Virtual Machines (VM) at some hosts, are isolated Linux (Unix) operating system instances run within a larger cloud environment.
Cloud VM instances run on the PixelGate Cloud Infrastructure, allowing us to dynamically allocate your resources, clone or terminate your instance as you need.
Each CloudVM gets a guaranteed amount of disk space, CPU power, bandwidth, and memory. All with one flat fee. As a result, a website hosted on a Cloud VM runs in its own isolated environment and will not be affected by other VM's thus eliminating the risk of downtime, hacks or decreased performance due to other customers mistakes.
Each Cloud VM administrator gets full root access, allowing server customization just like a traditional dedicated server. Cloud VM instances can be used for any purpose such as hosting multiple websites, custom applications, email or even a failover backup server.
The PixelGate Cloud infrastructure also provides a high level of availability. CloudVMs can easily be cloned, migrated or added to a loadbalancer structure allowing you to scale and eliminating downtime due to node maintenance.
Cloud VMs have peristant storage using disk images and permanent IP addresses. Snapshot backups may be created that allow you to bring up previous versions of the instance to recover missing files or older versions of your site.
The Pixelgate Cloud infrastructure allows you to save additional money by choosing to pay for only the additional resources you need... when you need it. Start off small and add resources as you grow. When you outgrow your VM, you clone it into additional VMs and even dedicated servers as part of an enterprise quality network cluster. If you need to cut back during the off season, that is easily done as well by reducing vCPU usage and dedicated memory.