Thus Launches Demon Virtual Server

Network operator Thus has launched Demon Virtual Server, a network-based virtual server solution, saying the product provides all the features and functionality of a dedicated server, and is ideal for companies that have outgrown their shared web hosting solution but are not quite ready to move on to a full, dedicated server.

Demon Virtual Server is a flexible platform enabling companies to benefit from sharing system resources while at the same time, being independent of other server users. The platform provides an intuitive Control Centre where customers can install their own software, configure and reboot their own system and have the ability to host multiple domains without the expense of multiple shared hosting accounts.

In addition, customers can take advantage of a range of domain hosting options, security and server extras, data transfer, ecommerce and internet access services; all in a customer controlled hosting environment. The online Control Centre enables customers to design, configure and host advanced web sites, as well as providing a range of web and application services all fully tailored to their own individual specifications.

Nigel Stevens, Product Director at Thus plc said: “Demon Virtual Server is the ideal vehicle for ambitious, growing companies to fully embrace the benefits and opportunities offered by a dedicated server, at a fraction of the cost. The capacity to fully control this increasingly important business resource, in terms of features and functionality, enables businesses to benefit from ecommerce opportunities that will generate revenue and ebusiness services whilst cutting operating costs – the perfect scenario for any company.”

With five service levels, Demon Virtual Server starts from as little as £300 per year. Fully supported by a dedicated UK based support team, the service offers weekly and daily system back-up options, domain registration, digital certification, firewall security and unique nameservers. It can be purchased online and auto-provisioned and offers the potential to combine virtual hosting services with fully converged technologies.