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With over 20,000 web hosting customers since 1997,
Jumpline has the experience to back its claims of
unparalleled security and the most advanced hosting
genesis of Jumpline’s success can be tracked to its use
of Virtual Dedicated Server technology, or VDS, the
newest technology in the industry.
Instead of relying on virtual technology (VT), which is
what most hosting sites use, this state-of-the art
hosting site’s VDS server allows its clients to operate
independently from other sites on the same physical
When VDS first came out, it filled a void between shared
web hosting services and dedicated hosting services, and
Jumpline was quick to pounce on that concept.
VDS was discovered by a company called Sphera, a leading
hosting software provider. Jumpline now partners with
Sphera to provide this advantage.
Unlike sites that rely on VT, Jumpline offers clients
their own server software. This software runs inside an
isolated file directory and each website runs
autonomously. In essence, each client has their own UNIX
This crucial Jumpline feature reduces the security
vulnerabilities considerably. Competitors who use VT
utilize the same server for all their clients. This
means that all the client files are in the same
directory. A single compromise or virus could bring down
all the sites. With VDS, this is not a concern.
This root-level access without a physically dedicated
server is also very popular in cases where a customized
solution is required.
Jumpline allows its clients administrative privileges.
In this manner, they have complete control over their
software. Additional applications may be installed by
the clients themselves, and other virtual hosting
accounts may be created.
Software Tests Easier
Jumpline’s VDS allows for simultaneous deployment. A
single server can run two virtual private sectors. One
is the “live”, or production-level version, and the
second is a copy. This comes in handy when an update to
a crucial part of the software is needed. Rather than
having to introduce the update at the “live” level,
updates are tested on the copy.
This two-sector scenario also works well for those who
are interested in tracking down vulnerabilities in their
software; programs with known flaws can deliberately be
run and analyzed.
Five Web Hosting Levels
Plan 1 Jumpline provides up to 13
websites which can all be operated on a single VDS
account. This plan is ideal for personal websites and
lets clients use their favorite programming application
or CGI script. Clients also have FTP access and
FrontPage 2002 extensions. Phone support (as with all
plans) is U.S.-based and available weekdays from 9 A.M.
to 9 P.M.
Plan 2 allows an access of up to
30 websites and is recommended for home-based or small
businesses. A dedicated IP address lets the client get
started immediately. A database server and e-commerce
support is included. FrontPage and SSH and SFTP File
Transfer Protocols are also part of the package.
Plan 3 Clubs or groups will want to opt for this one where they can host up to 30 websites.
Clients get a dedicated IP line and E-commerce support,
more programming languages (including Ruby), and a
secure Linux server. As is the case with all plans, a
free domain name is part of the package.
Plan 4 Web developers will want to splurge on the fourth plan. It offers up to 40 sites, database
and e-commerce support. A popular feature with this plan
is the many scripting languages offered, including
C/C++. FrontPage with SSH and SFTP is also included.
Plan 5 The “best” plan, with no limit on additional sites,
is recommended for medium to large sized
businesses. It has all the features of the other plans
and offers Tomcat as an additional scripted language.
(Tomcat is not an option with the other four plans.)
With 8,000 megabytes of disk space this plan helps busy
clients maintain even the most complex sites.
A daily back up and restore system by IBM protects all
data, all the time, against hardware failure. The system
holds full data back ups for 30 days. In addition, any
incremental changes to your VDS will be backed up on a
daily basis. If needed, data on the back up system can
be accessed within a matter of hours.
Affordable Set-up Fee
For a yearly agreement there is no set-up fee. For
monthly agreements there is a $30 set up fee.
All in all, with the reliability of its cutting edge VDS
(which provides a bulletproof infrastructure) and its
wide selection of tools and applications, Jumpline is a
frontline contender in hosting solutions.