Open Hosting review

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Seems to be a scam of some sort. I verified with credit card, but as soon as I created the account and logged in it said "This account has been disabled." and I could not do anything.
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Overview

About Open Hosting

Why OHI?

Open Hosting’s cloud hosting servers offer the full power and control of a traditional dedicated server, while providing the unmatched combination of instant flexibility, ease of use, and cost efficiency.

Our virtual server farm is built using Linux KVM (Kernel Based Machine) – the advanced virtualization platform built into mainline Linux. KVM offers virtual server that are entirely independent of others on our network and are fully-configurable to your specific needs, unlike hosting solutions using only OS-level containers such as Virtuozzo, VMware, and Parallels.

OHI virtual servers are designed, configured and supported for all forms of web hosting, unlike Amazon EC2 which is a general purpose solution not well-tailored for web hosting, or Google App Engine which is limited to Python applications running in their proprietary environment. Read more about our features.

Finally, OHI virtual hosting servers are physically located in our state-of-the art suburban Washington, DC and Miami, FL data centers, offering fast, direct network links and data storage. Learn more about our data centers by clicking here.
About OHI

Open Hosting Inc. (OHI) is a trusted cloud computing company, reliable provider of cloud hosting solutions based in Vienna, VA. Since 2003, we’ve been pioneers in our field and partners in innovation for developers and businesses alike. Clients worldwide trust us to store, host and manage their cloud hosting solutions because of our exceptional cloud computing services, our technical expertise and our outstanding support and performance.

OHI-KVM Cloud Hosting Solution is a robust service, offering developers greater flexibility and control, providing an exceptional value when compared to other dedicated and competing cloud hosting platforms.
Why pay for more than you use for hosting? We wouldn’t.

Cloud hosting and other server virtualization and consolidation solutions have always been more economical that investing in separate hardware, software and solutions. But with Open Hosting, cloud hosting makes even more financial sense. We’re proud that OHI was one of the first cloud hosting providers to offer Utility Pricing. You only pay for the CPU, hard disk and bandwidth that you use, making our consumption-based pricing logical and competitive. It just makes more financial sense.
Who We Are

The Open Hosting team members are veterans of the hosting industry. In addition to being technical enthusiasts, we all have a core belief in providing customers with an unmatched level of customer service and support. Our team is completely focused on delivering world-class hosting services to our customers in a flexible and straightforward manner.

OHI relishes a working relationship with all customers and views our role as a partnership offering a solid, reliable foundation on which customers build-out their computing infrastructure and business. We are here when you need us.

Linux KVM Cloud Hosting
What is Linux KVM?

KVM stands for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and is a module that allows virtual machines to run under a Linux host. It takes advantage of special instructions in modern processors to provide near-native performance in a fully virtualized environment. KVM is a relatively new, but incredibly stable technology that is included within the mainline Linux kernel. It is, in many ways, similar to Xen, although KVM regularly outperforms it. KVM offers the same experience as a real physical server, while providing customers with the opportunity to run their own custom Linux kernel and modules.
Why Open Hosting chose KVM virtualization?

Before selecting Linux KVM, our engineering team evaluated VMWare, Parallels, and Xen, three of the leading virtualization platforms providing similar capabilities to KVM, and selected KVM as the best architecture for virtualization on modern processors with fast hardware virtualization support (VT-x and NPT on Intel or AMD-V and EPT on AMD).
Hypervisor architecture and device drivers

Linux KVM is a hypervisor built into mainline Linux, using the full-range of hardware virtualization support, and directly using the regular Linux scheduler and I/O device drivers.
VMWare and XEN run external hypervisors, whereas Linux KVM runs a hardware-based hypervisor.

Open Hosting believes the KVM architecture is superior to both Xen and VMWare – the mainline Linux scheduler and device drivers are extremely well designed, widely deployed, professionally maintained, and thoroughly tested, to a level, likely, well above what a single company could achieve on either their own proprietary codebase or a locally maintained fork of Linux.

OHI Cloud Infrastructure
Technology Platform

Open Hosting Cloud servers run on sophisticated server farms, located in our fully-independent, premier-class data centers. Our engineers continually monitor, service, and upgrade the underlying infrastructure, providing you with high performance, availability and scalability. Each Open Hosting Cloud infrastructure layer has been carefully designed and configured to provide optimum server performance.

OHI Cloud servers use high-end, multi-processor servers, fitted with dual CPU, quad-core Dell PowerEdge R610 servers clustered – for redundancy, load balancing and automatic fail-over – using RAID 10 to keep your data safe and your virtual server running, even in the (unlikely) case of hard disk failure. Additionally, all OHI host machines are outfitted with mirrored disks.

Data Centers
Open Hosting operates data centers located in suburban Washington, DC and Miami, FL.

Washington, DC

This 10,935 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Vienna, Virginia is home to one of the world’s leading telecommunications network access points.

Data center facility highlights include:
Building Specifications

* Ideal Location outside Washington DC, with close proximity to the MAE East Network Access Point
* Outside FEMA 100-Year flood zone
* Seismic Zone 2
* Carrier-Grade Raised Floor (150 PSF load capacity)

Security

* Multiple layers of hardened physical security
* 24x7x365 on-site security
* CCTV Surveillance, with Digital Storage
* Multiple Layers of Electronically Controlled Card Access
* Biometric Fingerprint Access

Power Distribution

* N+1 UPS Power, with Branch Breaker Monitoring
* A/C & D/C Power (A+B) Availability
* Raised Floor Power Delivery
* Back-up Generator

Environmental Control

* Designed for optimum airflow and humidity at 72-78 degrees F
* N+1 Redundant Cooling
* Raised Floor Delivery

Fire Detection/Suppression

* Total Pac, Dual-Alarmed Dry Pipe Suppression System
* Double Interlock Overhead Pre -Action Sprinkler System
* VESPA smoke detection alarm system

Miami, FL

Our data center is housed in a centrally-located, state-of-the-art, SAS70 compliant facility and utilizes the latest technological innovations in providing world-class reliability and connectivity, ensuring business continuity and maximum up-time for OHI customers. This data center meets the most demanding IT infrastructure requirements, including the increased power and cooling demands of today’s high density computing devices.

Data center facility highlights include:
Building Specifications

* Ideal location in Downtown Miami, with close proximity Network Access Point (NAP) of the Americas
* Category 5 Hurricane-rated infrastructure
* Outside FEMA 500-Year flood zone
* Carrier-Grade Raised Floor (250 PSF load capacity)
* Roof-Access Available

Security

* Multiple layers of hardened physical security
* 24x7x365 on-site security
* CCTV Surveillance, with Digital Storage
* Multiple Layers of Electronically Controlled Card Access
* Biometric Fingerprint Access

Power Distribution

* Underground Dual Power Grids from FPL, with priority turn up
* N+1 UPS Power, with Branch Breaker Monitoring
* A/C & D/C Power (A+B) Availability
* Raised Floor Power Delivery 14-Day Fuel supply with extended refueling contracts

Environmental Control

* Designed for optimum airflow and humidity at 72-78 degrees F
* N+1 Redundant Cooling
* Raised Floor Delivery

Fire Detection/Suppression

* Total Pac, Dual-Alarmed Dry Pipe Suppression System
* Multi-Zone Pre-Action

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Website research for Open Hosting on July 3, 2011 by WebHostingTop

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OpenHosting to Use Latest Virtualization Technology for Linux VPS Hosting - VIENNA, VA - July 29, 2009 - OpenHosting (openhosting.com), a pioneering Linux VPS provider, announces the release of OpenVPS/KVM, a commercial hosting version of its new virtual private server product based on Red Hat's Linux KVM. Since its founding in 2003, OpenHosting has lead in the VPS hosting industry by offering the most innovative revolutionary solutions. OpenVPS/KVM is the OpenHosting's latest in offerings designed to allow all consumers access to leading edge, enterprise grade, open source solutions.
KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine), the next generation of virtualized technologies, is a recent addition to Linux. KVM provides full virtualization that is currently considered superior to all other full virtualization technologies. It combines support for the latest hardware virtualization capabilities and the rapid feature development of the Linux kernel into a complete, highly functional, virtualization platform. KVM is the only virtualization technology that is fully ... [search all openhosting.com news]

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About: Open Hosting, established in 2003, is a trusted, reliable provider of VPS cloud hosting services and custom solutions offering the freedom and control of dedicated servers with the added flexibility and scalability of the cloud at utility-based pricing.
OpenHosting, Inc. (est. 2003) is a Privately Held entity having 14 followers on LinkedIn and 2-10 employees, industry Internet.
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Open Hosting Blog Blog added on Feb, 2012, with total 5 articles, language en-US. See recent blogs summary posts:
- Open Hosting Inc. Now Offers Microsoft Windows 2012 - We're pleased to announce that our customers now have the option to run a pre-installed image of Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. As a participant in the Microsoft Services Provider License Program (S
- Do The Two-Step* - Open Hosting now supports (and recommends!) two-step authentication for user accounts. Our two-step implementation supports any TOTP token generator, which means Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and ...
- New Site and… We’re De-Lovely… - Our de-lovely new site was made by the crackerjack creative team of (a)squaredstudio.

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I couldn't even do a free trial for more than an hour to test their service before an admin deleted it all and disabled my account. I regret entering my credit card information for a verification since this company is horrid. No response from their email.
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