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What is a Hybrid Server?
A Hybrid Server is a virtual server with guaranteed RAM, dedicated hard disks and your own dedicated 100Mbps network connection for impressive all-round performance.
Bridging the gap between VPS and dedicated servers, a Hybrid Server is an affordable and powerful hosting solution suitable for a wide range of applications.
Take advantage of dedicated resources and the latest virtualisation technology with our revolutionary Hybrid Servers.
Heart Internet Hybrid Servers harness guaranteed hardware resources to ensure optimal performance and reliability - even during peak times or when running power-hungry web applications. Dedicated hard disks using industry-leading SAS technology and super low CPU server contention rates result in a high-performance yet affordable environment for your websites, applications and projects.
Please note that our Hybrid Servers are sold unmanaged and are recommended for those happy to manage their own server.
Hybrid Server Technology
Using the latest Dell and Intel Xeon hardware and innovative qemu-KVM virtualization technology, our Hybrid Servers are equipped with up to three hard disk drives in hardware RAID. This guarantees super-fast I/O transfer rates, resilience and data security.
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|Price per month||£59.99||£89.99||£119.99|
|FREE SSLworth £149||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers|
|Dedicated Hard Drive||2 x 1TB||2 x 1TB||3 x 1TB or 4 x 1TB(2TB usable space)|
|Hardware RAID||RAID1||RAID1||RAID5 or RAID10|
|Snap shot backups||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers|
|Remote management||VNC SSH console Recovery image||VNC SSH console Recovery image||VNC SSH console Recovery image|
|Network connection speed||100 Mbps data pipe||100 Mbps data pipe||100 Mbps data pipe|
|100% UK network support 24x7||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers|
|Full root access||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers|
|FREE IP address||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers|
|GUI Control Panel||Plesk or cPanel||Plesk or cPanel||Plesk or cPanel|
|Dell & Intel hardware||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers||Hybrid Servers|
|One click web apps||and many more|
Each new Hybrid Server will receive a voucher code in the welcome email to get a Standard SSL Certificate worth £149.99 free. Terms Apply.
Full root access & out of band console
Our Hybrid Servers come with full root access allowing you to install any scripts or software you want. Out of band VNC access means you can log in to your Hybrid Server even if it is not accessible to the outside world. We also provide SSH access to your Hybrid Server’s console (cmd prompt for Windows and regular terminal for Linux machines).
One performance bottleneck of standard VPS is that the host server's disk space contains multiple disk images for the VPS guests. This means that disk performance of one VPS can be affected by the activity of another VPS. This problem is solved in Hybrid with dedicated hard disks using industry-leading SAS technology.
Operating system of choice
Choose the right operating system for you. Options include Ubuntu 12 LTS, CentOS, Debian, OpenSUSE, FreeBSD, NetBSD and Windows Server 2008 R2 (Web & Standard).
KVM is a hypervisor that integrates deeply with the host OS, ensuring that each Hybrid Server, whether it is running Linux, Windows or UNIX, can use the hardware to its maximum potential.
GUI Control Panel
Hybrid Server installations and monitoring can all be done by yourself quickly and easily, using our comprehensive control panel. Increase your levels of GUI control even further by adding Plesk or cPanel to your server.
One click install web apps
Install leading open source scripts such as WordPress, Magento, Drupal and many more directly from your Heart Internet control panel (CentOS OS only).
Scheduled image snapshots of your Hybrid Server can be taken weekly, monthly or on-demand. Any of these backups can be restored at any time and used as your live server.
Automated System Migration
Full virtualization enables performance upgrades without manual migration. When changing to a larger product, all data and system settings are automatically transferred to your new product.
Hybrid or Dedicated Server?
Hybrid Servers are a great choice for data intensive websites or applications demanding high levels of I/O. Common uses include ecommerce websites, large forums, hosting clients’ websites and data/email servers.
Dedicated Servers are designed for users who do not want to share resources with anyone else and need full use of the server’s infrastructure. Common uses include large-scale multi-site hosting, design/development sandboxes, big database-driven websites, large database/email servers and selling hosting to clients.
Hybrid Server FAQs
What can I use my Hybrid Server for?
We place no restrictions on Hybrid Servers. As long as it is legal, you are free to use it how you wish.
What are the benefits of having my own dedicated hard disk drive?
Servers using their own dedicated HDD are faster, more efficient and allow for much more control over your hosting.
Is there a setup fee for Hybrid Servers?
No, they are set up completely free of charge.
How long will it take my Hybrid Server to be set up?
Your Hybrid Server will be set up instantly so you can get started straight away.
Is there a minimum length contract for Hybrid Servers?
There’s no minimum length contract and you can cancel at any time.
Can I change my operating system?
Yes, you can change your operating system from the Hybrid Server control panel. Please ensure you have backed up all your files beforehand as it will erase the information on your server.
Can I upgrade to a Hybrid Server from a VPS?
Yes, if you are transferring across from a VPS, everything will be moved across automatically.
Hybrid Server Operating Systems
We offer a variety of Linux operating systems, including Ubuntu, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter and Windows Web Server 2008.
CentOS is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, so you can rest assured that it has been tested extensively and is suitable for businesses and websites of all sizes. Installing CentOS 6 also gives you access to our time-saving one-click installs of popular applications such as WordPress, Magento and Minecraft.
If you run Ubuntu on your computer at home, then an Ubuntu virtual server is a logical step to take as the web version is similar to that on your local machine. Easy for newcomers to Linux to pick up, Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux operating systems and there are plenty of support communities online if you need help.
Debian is a versatile yet stable operating system which is highly regarded by the Linux security community. Using Debian as your OS gives you the freedom to explore a wide range of frameworks and develop for a wide range of applications.
If you’re looking to be more experimental, a Fedora virtual server will meet your hosting needs. Although it’s very similar to Red Hat and CentOS in nature, Fedora allows you to use cutting-edge software releases, opening up more opportunities for experimenting.
An OpenSUSE server creates a stable environment for hosting your websites and projects. As well as being user-friendly, OpenSUSE prioritises collaboration features and easy to use development and packaging processes, making it a great solution for application developers and group projects.
Windows Server 2008 R2 (Web & Standard)
All our Windows Hybrid Servers use the latest Windows Server 2008 R2 technology (web and standard editions available) and IIS7, making them ideal for designers and developers using MS SQL, ASP.NET and .NET.