Crucial - Cloud Hosting

When you think Linux Virtual Servers, you think Crucial. Our Linux VPS provides you with secure and dependable hosting for your websites, blogs and e-Commerce sites while eliminating the expense of investing in costly hardware which requires your time, expertise and money.

Enhance your Linux Virtual Server experience with a full stop/start/reboot functionality through our FREE iPhone App, host websites, databases and applications with ease. Hosted at the Equinix SY3 datacenter in Sydney we offer Australia's best value Linux Virtual Servers with an array of operating system options and add-ons.

Join the countless satisfied customers using Crucial’s Linux Virtual Servers.

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We've deployed over 5,600 Virtual Servers so the numbers really do speak for itself. Choose from a huge range of templates, or make hosting easy with cPanel!
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Linux VPS Packages
VPS-1
$ 29 .95 /month

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  • RAM 0.5 GB
  • RAID 10 STORAGE 20 GB
  • MONTHLY DATA 150 GB
  • CPU 3 Cores
  • Dedicated IPs 1
VPS-2
$ 49 .95 /month

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  • RAM 1 GB
  • RAID 10 STORAGE 35 GB
  • MONTHLY DATA 200 GB
  • CPU 3 Cores
  • Dedicated IPs 1
VPS-3
$ 79 .95 /month

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  • RAM 1.5 GB
  • RAID 10 STORAGE 50 GB
  • MONTHLY DATA 250 GB
  • CPU 3 Cores
  • Dedicated IPs 1
VPS-5
$ 149 .95 /month

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  • RAM 3 GB
  • RAID 10 STORAGE 100 GB
  • MONTHLY DATA 700 GB
  • CPU 5 Cores
  • Dedicated IPs 1
VPS-6
$ 199 .95 /month

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  • RAM 4 GB
  • RAID 10 STORAGE 125 GB
  • MONTHLY DATA 800 GB
  • CPU 5 Cores
  • Dedicated IPs 1
VPS-7
$ 349 .95 /month

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  • RAM 8 GB
  • RAID 10 STORAGE 250 GB
  • MONTHLY DATA 1500 GB
  • CPU 9 Cores
  • Dedicated IPs 1
VPS-8
$ 649 .95 /month

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  • RAM 16 GB
  • RAID 10 STORAGE 500 GB
  • MONTHLY DATA 2500 GB
  • CPU 9 Cores
  • Dedicated IPs 1

Packed with Benefits and Features

World-Class Equinix SY3 Datacenter
99.9% Uptime
SLA
High Performance Redundant Network
Instant
Provisioning
Crucial Mobile iPhone App
Over 15+ Operating
Systems
Web-based Control Panel
Redundant RAID 10 Storage
Upgradable Packages
& IPv6 Ready
Dual Intel-E5
Processors
Full Root / Admin Access
Optional Crucial
Support

Frequently Asked Questions

    • Can I upgrade and downgrade my VPS?
      Each package can be upgraded to a higher option, however you cannot downgrade a VPS-X package. Upgrades require a VPS reboot.
    • Can I add more IPs?
      Of course! Additional dedicated IPs are $5.00/month.
    • What about payment methods?
      We accept the following:
      • Credit Card
      • PayPal
      • Direct Deposit (1-3 days clearance time)
    • Can I request Technical Support?
      Our Virtual Servers are Self-Managed; this means that you are responsible for maintaining and updating the VPS while we are responsible for ensuring that the network and the hardware node is running. You are NOT entitled to support other than VPS reboots if you are on a self-managed VPS. We do offer a Management & Support add on for our Virtual Servers, for more information please click here.
    • I have a cPanel/WHM account elsewhere, can I migrate to a cPanel-based Linux VPS?
      Yes! Please add the Server Management add-on at checkout to obtain Technical Support assistance. Free cPanel migrations are incldued with this add-on.
    • What hardware is used in the Hypervisors (VPS nodes)?
      We use industry leading Supermicro Servers, dual-Intel Xeon Processors, Western Digital Enterprise Hard Drives in RAID 10 configuration and Adaptec RAID cards.
    • I'm after a faster, scalable VPS; what are my options?
      We offer a lightning fast Cloud Virtual Server called the Blaze Cloud VPS. It comes with ultra-fast SSD SAN storage and many more benefits.
    • Is it IPv6 ready?
      Yes! you can even network your VMs on your own shared network.
    • Where are Crucial's servers hosted?
      Our servers are located in a private cage at the Equinix SY3 Datacenter in Sydney, Alongside Yahoo, Ebay, Fairfax and other major companies. For more information on Equinix click here.
    • Can I privately network my Virtual Servers?
      Yes, you can connect your VPS to a 1GBit/s Shared Backend Network. Traffic over the backend network is NOT counted towards your monthly data usage quotas.
    • How is bandwidth usage calculated? Can I monitor my bandwidth usage?
      We calculate bandwidth on and in + out basis. So if you use 5GB in, and 10GB out your total bandwidth usage is 15GB. Overages are billed at $0.50/GB (as of July 2013). We provide a bandwidth counting solution via the Control Panel (https://control.crucial.com.au) where you can view your traffic in a handy usage graph.
    • Can I add automated backups to my VPS?
      Yes, you can easily add automated nightly R1Soft Backups to your VPS during the checkout.
    • Can I purchased an SSL certificate for my store?
      Yes, we offer a range of SSL certificates including RapidSSL, Geotrust Greenseal and Geotrust Wildcard editions. All certificates include FREE installation, you can purchase them from SSL Certificates.
    • How does the CPU scheduling work?
      Our current servers operate dual Intel Xeon E5-2620 processors for a total of 12 x Cores, 24 x Hyperthreads, 15MB Cache and a total speed of 24Ghz (2Ghz Cores). Each VPS is assigned a number of virtual CPU Cores, CPU cores are shared across the server. Each package is allocated a minimum guaranteed CPU priority, when multiplied by the number of CPU Cores you are given the CPU allocation (e.g. 4 Cores x 40% priority = 3.2Ghz). The clock speed is also burstable to a much higher level.

Operating Systems, Add-ons & Options

Operating Systems & Discounts
Additional Software & Add-ons
  • OS + Control Panel
    cPanel
    cPanel + Softaculous
    Vanilla OS
    Centos 6.5
    Y
    Y
    Y
    Debian 6.0
    N
    N
    Y
    Debian 7.0
    N
    N
    Y
    Fedora 19
    N
    N
    Y
    Gentoo 12.1
    N
    N
    Y
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    N
    N
    Y
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    N
    N
    Y
    Ubuntu 13.04
    N
    N
    Y
    Price
    $15 / month
    $19 / month
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    SPECIAL OFFER:
    Receive 10% off your monthly hosting when you pay annually in advance!

    Simply choose the plan you want, hit the order now button and then select the annual pricing option on the checkout page. Note 10% discount only applies to hosting; options & add-ons are charged at full price.

  • Server Management

    By Default your VPS is self-managed, so you are responsible for installing software, maintaining the VPS and resolving any technical issues that you encounter. Crucial staff members monitor the VPS Node as well as Network and will only perform VPS reboots.

    If you require technical support and/or server administration assistance please consider our VPS Support and Management plans which start at $50/month, this plan gives you access to the following:

    • Business hours phone support (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm AEST)
    • 24 x 7 Email / Ticket Support
    • 5 issues per month (1 issue per ticket / call)

    For more information on this product please contact us by email or call us today: 1300 884 839.

    Idera Server backup

    Crucial offers the Idera Server backup solution to VPS customers. The key benefits of the solution include:

    • Easy-To-Use Web-based User Interface
    • Bare-Metal Restore (BMR) in CDP Enterprise Edition
    • Secure Data Management and Archiving
    • Windows Server Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) Support
    • Open File Backups (Point-in-time Snapshots) for Windows Servers

    For detailed information and pricing check out our Idera Server Backup page.

    CSF Firewall

    Crucial Paradigm offers a software based firewall service for Linux Virtual Server customers; the solution is based around the Config Server Firewall.

    Cost: FREE
    Server Management ($50/month) needs to be purchased for CSF to be setup.

    For more information on this product please contact us by email or call us today: 1300 884 839.