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Verio updates FreeBSD server suite

Hosting and managed services provider Verio has unveiled the third generation of its FreeBSD-based Virtual Private Server solution (VPS v3).

The updated solution is said to offer improved server efficiency and support for the newest technologies. In its latest version of the VPS, Verio has introduced updates to core applications and enhanced support for a variety of technologies that it claims makes the hosting solution ideal for businesses with limited IT staff resources, as well
as for developer outfits.

Verio VPS aims to offer users a fully isolated system with all the functionality of a dedicated server in a virtualised and fully managed environment. Verio manages all security updates and backups and offers all VPS customers free live support.

Customers also have access to the vinstall tool, which enables programs or utilities to be added to their virtual private server with ease. A library of preconfigured vinstalls places a number of applications at the user's fingertips, such as MySQL and Urchin web analytics software, without the need for manual configuration.

VPS v3 1000 plan gives users 20Gb of disk space - up from 14Gb with the previous plan - and other improved features include an upgrade of the operating system to FreeBSD 6.0, including support for the latest Java implementations on the VPS v3 2000.

Apache 2.2.3 comes installed on VPS v3 for faster performance, PHP 5.1.5 adds several new extensions and improved support for popular technologies such as XML, SOAP and MySQL, as well as support for object-oriented programming. FreeBSD VPS v3 also includes Sendmail RBL (real-time blacklist), the easiest way to block a majority of spammers.


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