SolusVM Management Services


When it comes to SolusVM, we really know our stuff. We have been working with SolusVM since it was initially developed, and have extensive experience with both the control panel, Xen, OpenVZ and Linux-KVM virtualisation technologies.

Over the years we have helped hundreds of hosting companies configure thousands of servers. Some of our services may look basic compared to our competitors, but we only install what you really need for maximum performance and stability.

One-Time Services


SolusVM Master Installation

We will install and configure SolusVM Master on your server, optionally link it with your WHMCS installation, and answer any initial questions you have (within reason). On request we can install OpenVZ on the same server, but we strongly discourage this for security reasons.

  • Check OS configuration & runlevel
  • Install latest operating system updates and kernel
  • Check for system users with shell access
  • Disable unnecesarry services
  • Mount /tmp, /var/tmp and /dev/shm with noexec,nosuid options
  • Disable dangerous binaries for normal users
  • Install/configure sysstat, iotop, iftop utilities
  • Install/configure NTP for automatic time syncronisation
  • Install SolusVM Master software
  • Check/configure SolusVM in-built security settings
  • (If Applicable) Install CLI utilities for common Hardware RAID controllers
  • (Optional) Setup email raid notifications for mdadm, 3ware or adaptec RAID
  • (Optional) Disable direct root login to SSH and configure a wheel user
  • (Optional) Configure SSH login email notifications for wheel user
  • (Optional) Install the SolusVM WHMCS Module, and creation of 1 demo package

SolusVM Slave Installation

We will install and configure SolusVM Slave on your server, with your choice of virtualization technology.

  • Check OS configuration, runlevel and adjust partition structure if requried
  • Install latest operating system updates and kernel
  • Check for system users with shell access
  • Disable unnecesarry services
  • Mount /tmp, /var/tmp and /dev/shm with noexec,nosuid options
  • Disable dangerous binaries for normal users
  • Install/configure sysstat, iotop, iftop utilities
  • Install/configure NTP for automatic time syncronisation
  • Install Xen 4, or OpenVZ Virtualization software
  • Configure platform-specific settings for performance, stability & security
  • Install SolusVM Slave software
  • (If Applicable) Install CLI utilities for common Hardware RAID controllers
  • (Optional) Setup email raid notifications for mdadm, 3ware or adaptec RAID
  • (Optional) Disable direct root login to SSH and configure a wheel user
  • (Optional) Configure SSH login email notifications for wheel user
  • (Optional) Remote OS installation via KVM-over-IP - Additional charge of £15.00 required

SolusVM Upgrade/Audit

If you have a SolusVM server which we didn't setup, or you want to ensure it is configured optimally with the latest software, this is the option for you.

  • Check OS configuration & runlevel
  • Install latest operating system updates and kernel
  • Install latest updates for your Virtualization technology
  • Check platform-specific settings for performance, stability & security
  • Check system services & disable if unnecesarry
  • Check for users with regular shell access
  • Check permissions on /tmp, /var/tmp, /dev/shm and adjust if necesarry
  • Check/Install useful utilities sysstat, iotop, iftop if not present
  • Check health of RAID array, or individual HDD in your server (Requires S.M.A.R.T enabled in BIOS)
  • Check server load, I/O and CPU usage. Identify VPS causing high load

VPS Migration and Backup Restoration

Do you need to move 2x, 5x, or 100x VPS from one server to another? Or Restore backups after a system crash? With our dedicated 24x7 support team we can reliably migrate or restore large numbers of VPS saving you significant time and sleepless nights.

  • Migrations via SolusVM's inbuilt tools, or our own manual/automated tools
  • Restorations from various backup types
  • We can change IP's and network configuration details inside VPS
  • We will update the entries in your SolusVM database as we go
  • We offer realistic quotes and do not charge you while waiting for data to copy.

VPS Related Troubleshooting

We can help troubleshoot and resolve any issue with SolusVM, Xen, OpenVZ or Linux-KVM. Please get in touch to discuss this with usand we will provide a quote.

Monthly Recurring Management


Reactive Monthly Management

For a flat monthly fee you get with complete support for your server available 24x7. "Reactive" means that we are always available, however you will need to submit tickets for us to carry out work on your server.

  • Access to our Helpdesk (Staffed 24x7x365)
  • 1 Hour response time guarantee for your support tickets
  • Unlimited Tickets, and no limits on "Admin Time"
  • Backend software support and upgrades e.g. Host OS, Virtualization Technology, SolusVM
  • General "VPS" related support issues e.g. Filesystem issues, /dev/ issues, kernel module issues etc
  • Support for OpenVZ.org, Stacklet and creation of OS Templates from existing VPS
  • Server maintenance and health checks carried out on request
  • VPS migrations carried out on request (Both SolusVM Slave's must be covered by your contract)

Proactive Monthly Management

Our "Proactive" management includes all the great features of our cheaper "reactive" monthly management, but adds monitoring of your server, automated updates and more.

  • Everything included with our standard Reactive management
  • 30 Minute response time guarantee for your support tickets
  • 24x7 Basic monitoring and response for your servers
  • Automated SolusVM, OS and Virtualization updates (We contact you to schedule reboots if required)
  • Monthly server health reports

Fully Managed Private Cloud

If you are looking for the ultimate in hassle-free hosting on your own private SolusVM cloud, we can provide the servers and manage it for you. We are well established in a fantastic Tier 3 UK datacentre facility and have a number of contacts with other providers in Europe and the USA.