Virtual machines are software solutions that allow for simulating multiple computer environments from within a single physical machine. They have a variety of benefits for both personal and business use, allowing for the installation and safe running of multiple operating systems including Windows and Linux. Essentially, a virtual machine will appear on your device as an application window that is actually a completely different computer. You can run a different operating system, access a separate computer’s files or database, safely test software using Open Source in a computing environment that is safely sandboxed from the rest of the computer, and enjoy the computing power of multiple simultaneous environments.

Digital Pacific has been providing dedicated hosting services to Australia since 2000 and was one of the first established Australian hosting services. Our commitment to our clients is to offer affordable, reliable and secure hosting solutions from with our locally based Data Centre in Sydney. Our Data Centre is maintained 24/7 by Linux and Windows certified engineers and protected with DDOS protocols constantly monitored for network attacks and potential failures. Upgrade to our premium firewall protection plans for additional peace of mind.

 

We offer a range of server management programs including cPanel and Plesk options and you can instantly upgrade your plan with a single reboot. We also offer AMD dedicated servers and a range of other hosting options including colocation services also housed in our state of the art facilities in Sydney.

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Our Virtual Machines grow with your needs.

Our range of VPS hosting plans are designed with flexibility in mind are are built for performance and dependability. As your website grows, your hosting resource requirements will likely grow too. With a Digital Pacific VPS, you’ll be able to upgrade at any time, ensuring your website or application continues to perform at its best, even under heavy load.

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Whether you’re a hosting newbie, or a seasoned system administrator, we’ve got a range of fully managed or self-managed plans available. Not sure where to start with server administration? No problem, leave it to our team of talented experts with our fully-managed VPS hosting plans. Seasoned users may prefer the freedom of our self-managed VPS plans, designed for ultimate customisation and control.

 
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What hardware are the Virtual Machines hosted on?

Our entire VPS fleet is built with premium DellEMC enterprise hardware for ultimate reliability and performance. With Data Center-grade SSD (Solid State Drives) storage for near-instant response times and best-in-class Intel processors, your website or application will have everything it needs to produce the fastest possible load times and dependable, consistent performance.

How dependable are the network and hardware layers?

Industry-leading DDOS protection and redundancy features are also included with all of our VPS plans as standard. Finally, each and every VPS we deploy is located in our ultra-modern Sydney datacentre, ensuring the best possible response times and reliability.

What operating systems are available?

Digital Pacific’s VPS plans come with a range of the latest Linux and Microsoft operating systems and distributions, ensuring we’ve got you covered no matter your OS preference or requirements.

Will the Virtual Machines be suitable for high traffic?

Spanning right across Australia and serving millions of visitors all over the world every day, our robust multi-homed network is built with extensive redundancy and data transfer capabilities. If accessibility and uptime is important to your website or application, you’re in the right place.

Is a money back guarantee offered?

All of our VPS Hosting plans come with the peace of mind of a 10-day money-back guarantee. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied, or your requirements change, simply get in touch with our friendly support team who are always on hand to assist.

How closely monitored are the Virtual Machines?

Our entire VPS fleet is closely monitored around the clock by our Sydney-based team of industry-renowned system administrators. Whether you simply have a question or need a hand with your VPS hosting service, rest assured you’ll have 24/7 access to expert assistance.

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Virtual Machines

What is a virtual machine?

 

Unlike the term may suggest, a virtual machine actually refers to software versus hardware. Virtual machines or a vmware workstation is a way of accessing a range of different operating systems on single physical computers, and of accessing your laptop or desktop environment remotely. They allow you to create your own personal cloud computer that can be accessed via Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) online so instead of lugging your laptop into the office, you can still access the laptop’s operating system from different physical hardware located in your office. Accessing your virtual machine remotely parallels desktop applications and the OS that you need to run at any particular time or for any particular software environment. Cloud environments are also convenient and secure ways for providing vital information to multiple users or providing maximum accessibility to the same information.

 

You can create and run multiple virtual machines which can easily support a range of operating systems including Windows and Linux. An example you may have heard of is Microsoft Azure. This is a cloud computing environment created specifically for safely testing and managing applications through Microsoft-managed data centres. Some programs you need access to may work better on an older or different operating system than the OS you are generally using. A virtual machine will offer you an environment where you can run guest operating systems on your physical computers and easily switch between the two.

 

How to run a virtual machine

 

To create a virtual machine you will need a VM application (you might have heard of VMFusion?) installed on the host computer. The actual physical machine that you are running your virtual machine (VM) is called the host computer and operating system and any other operating systems running inside it are called guest operating systems. The guest OS is stored on a virtual hard drive that is actually stored on your actual computer hard drive. A virtual machine actually uses this virtual hard drive like a real hard drive so there is no need to partition your computer’s HD. Everything is kept safe and separate from the rest of the files on your device while you’re running your guest OS via your VM application. It’s a completely separate computer inside your existing computer.

 

What does a virtual machine do?

 

A virtual machine acts as a completely separate computer. It is virtual hardware stored and accessed from within your physical machine but ensures that the system running environments on your physical computer are held and stored entirely separately. It gives you access to a range of operating systems from within a single device to either access files from another device, like a cloud network, or to design, test and install different applications in controlled computing environments.

 

You can even run early operating system versions to access programs or files that are no longer supported on modern devices and safely extract the information you need access to. Running new software or old software on your virtual machine will not crash your host computer’s operating system or affect its memory or RAM.

 

What is a virtual machine host?

 

The virtual machine host in the physical computer that you create your virtual machines within. It runs the virtual machine application and it houses all of the operating systems and virtual machines that you create, storing them as what is called an ‘appliance’ or multiple appliances on your machine. These appliances can be logged into you by the creator, to be used again and again, or they can even be logged into by other users on other virtual machine host computers. In this way, you can create controlled testing environments for sharing with multiple users; create a cloud based file exchange; maintain an older operating system for multiple users to access specific files or applications no longer supported by the program’s original developers or operating systems.

 

We can help you to diversify your storage and hosting requirements with our virtual machine and virtual private server (VPS) plans. Contact one of our customer service team to find out more about what Digital Pacific can offer for both business and personal use, and switch to one of Australia’s most trusted and reliable hosting services.

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