The anatomy of a VPS...

Linux Virtual Private Server Overview

What is a Linux VPS?

A Virtual Private Server (sometimes referred to as a VPS, VDS, or Virtual Server) is a collection of user-level processes isolated from others on the same host system, providing the appearance and capabilities of running a dedicated machine.    Each Linux VPS can be independently managed and re-booted. The virtualization software allows each VPS to run its own copy of the Linux operating system with root access to install and run almost any application.

How does it work?

Virtualization is accomplished through operating system-level virtualization technology where the host kernel is shared amongst guest VPSs.  This is similar to the standard chroot or BSD Jail, but with security and resource sharing enhancements. Overall efficiency is nearly that of a dedicated machine, with negligible overhead introduced due to the lack of emulation or paravirtualization.

Linux VPS Topology


LYLIX offers a wide variety of premium features not found amongst other VPS providers, especially in tandem.  Ranging from a feature-rich customer portal, realtime data replication, resource management and notifications, and an IP-PBX (Trixbox/Asterisk) friendly environment, you'll agree that it's a winning combination.

How do I get started?

The easiest way to get started with your own VPS at LYLIX is to decide which distribution you wish to have provisioned from our available plans.  Each listed plan is complimented with additional information ("Details") for those needing more comprehensive information, as well as a "Buy Now" button for those ready to start immediately.

A VPS is a great alternative to full dedicated hosting. For many situations, a dedicated server is overkill, and the system operates well below its potential and does not justify the extra expenses. However, a LYLIX VPS provides an economical solution where only the needed resources are purchased, ultimately saving money and not trading off performance or reliability.
VPS Benefits
  • Economical
  • Secure
  • Root Access
  • Scalable
  • Reliable
VPS Compatible Applications
  • Asterisk
  • Apache/PHP
  • MySQL
  • PostgeSQL
  • Bind
  • Webmin
  • Lighttpd
  • Postfix
  • Sendmail
  • Qmail
  • many more...
Linux Distributions