Deploy Cloud Servers in Toronto, Canada



Great news - Vultr has officially landed in Canada! Our newest location in Toronto marks the 16th region worldwide, with many more to come in the future!

The new Toronto availability zone is powered by our latest cloud compute architecture, delivering benchmark gains of up to 50% on our high performance 100% SSD cloud servers. Compute resources can be deployed in seconds using our easy to use customer portal or our advanced API.

Vultr Toronto features a highly available network and our ever expanding localized peering reduces latency within Canada and Northeastern United States. The new data center also adds additional compliance options for certain Canadian enterprises that must follow the strict guidelines set forth in the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA).

New to Vultr? Testing our Toronto region is quick and easy and there are no complicated long term contracts - create an account and deploy an instance within seconds!

If you have questions or feedback, we'd love to hear from you! Reach us from our contact page or by tweeting @Vultr.

Vultr + Cloudflare Bandwidth Alliance = Win-Win!



Vultr has always embraced direct partnerships with companies that focus on providing all customers faster performance and better value across all applications. Which is why we, at Vultr, are proud to announce that we have joined Cloudflare's Bandwidth Alliance!

The Vultr infrastructure cloud has already established itself as a market leader in delivering high performance connectivity across all of our worldwide points of presence in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Compute and bare metal plans are also configured to minimize unexpected overages by including generous bandwidth quotas from the start. In the coming months, we look forward to further improve the value we deliver to customers by offering free egress between Vultr and Cloudflare for our entire product range.

Is a large portion of your bandwidth activity related to Cloudflare and have questions about this upcoming change? Open a support ticket today to discuss it with our network engineers.

To ask us questions or give us feedback, you can reach us from our contact page or by tweeting @Vultr.

Extend Your Network With Vultr Direct Connect!



With Vultr Direct Connect, your organization can now set up dedicated physical connections directly into the Vultr worldwide platform! Bypass the public network and extend your corporate or co-located infrastructure environment to both public and private Vultr compute resources across the globe.

Vultr Direct Connect enables your network team to have fine-grained control over the flow of data between your environment and the Vultr platform. Physical connectivity introduces significant benefits for on-premise to Vultr routing, including decreased latency and higher network performance. Your organization can also typically reduce overall operational costs by managing how data flows in and out of your network.

Vultr Direct Connect is being rolled out to our worldwide network with connectivity options currently available in Europe, North America, and Asia. As a subscriber, you can also customize the connection speed that best fits your budget, with speeds starting at 10GbE. Additional locations and connectivity options are coming soon!

Visit our Direct Connect page and read all about this new feature.

Questions, comments, or feedback about Vultr Direct Connect? We're always listening! You can reach us from our contact page or by tweeting @Vultr.

WeChat Pay Accepted Here!



Vultr is excited to announce that WeChat Pay is now an officially supported payment option! WeChat Pay is known for its popularity as one of the largest online and mobile payment solutions in the world and funding your Vultr account with WeChat Pay is quick, safe, and convenient.

With WeChat Pay, Vultr offers another easy way to manage your cloud infrastructure payments. Major credit card brands, PayPal, Alipay and Bitcoin are also accepted - see the full list in our FAQ. Get started by linking any of the accepted payment options and deploy high performance 100% SSD servers in any of our worldwide locations!

Questions about using WeChat Pay on Vultr? We can be reached from our contact page or by tweeting to @Vultr.

Accelerating The Cloud With Intel Skylake!



With today's update, we are excited to announce performance-boosting hardware upgrades across the entire worldwide Vultr cloud! The Vultr infrastructure team has been working hard for the past several months to deploy refreshed hardware in all of our 15 locations featuring the blazing fast Intel Skylake CPU architecture.

Since inception, Vultr's 100% SSD compute plans have earned a reputation for reducing costs while also delivering industry-leading benchmarks. The brand new Skylake architecture is the next installment in our product roadmap and takes compute speeds to the next level. What does this mean for your web applications? A performance boost of up to 50% on new deployments!

Newly created VC2 compute instances priced at $10 and higher will receive priority assignment to our brand new Skylake architecture. Throughout 2018, our infrastructure team will be focusing on delivering more hardware and ensuring we are able to deliver as close to 100% Skylake assignment for all plans - with additional Skylake capacity going online soon!

There has never been a better time to accelerate your web application with the latest generation Intel hardware on the Vultr platform! Our detailed benchmarks show how our compute instances stack up against our previous architecture. Check out our detailed benchmarks or test for yourself by creating a new account!

Comments or feedback? Let us know via our contact page, or on Twitter @Vultr

Vultr is GDPR Ready



In April of 2016, the EU Parliament passed new legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy. As a customer of Vultr, you can rest assured that Vultr is fully committed to being GDPR compliant with the legislation that starts enforcement on May 25, 2018.

As part of our commitment, we are updating our Privacy Policy to let you know how your data is being used and what steps we take to ensure its security. We have applied these changes to bring our policy in line with the European law, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Transparent and secure handling of personal data will continue to be of the utmost importance to us.

Below, you will find relevant links to policies that have been updated:

Our GDPR Privacy Notice
Our Privacy Policy
Our Cookie Policy
Our Terms of Service

You can learn more about our policies and how you might be affected by GDPR by visiting https://www.vultr.com/faq/#gdpr

Deploy Plesk Onyx With One Click



We are pleased to announce that the Vultr One Click App library has a new addition - Plesk Onyx! Plesk simplifies the webmaster's life by putting powerful tools for managing and updating your web servers into one easy to use control panel. Among the many features, Plesk simplifies website set up, manages email accounts, automates security patching, and gives access to a wide library of useful extensions. Combined with Vultr's easy to use one-click app deployment, launching a Plesk cloud server is easier than ever!

Want to give Plesk a try? We’re currently offering the license FREE for 30 days as part of a special promotion to launch our newest One Click App. During the first 30 days of your Web Pro or Web Host server, you will only pay the base instance cost with no additional license surcharge.

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The Plesk Onyx offering comes in three different flavors:

Package Price per month Price per hour
Web Admin Edition SE Free $0.000/hr
Web Pro Edition $7.50/mo $0.011/hr
Web Host Edition $12.50/mo $0.019/hr

Plesk Web Admin Edition SE
This 100% free version of Plesk is ideal for starter sites. As the entry level edition, it is limited to a maximum of 3 domains and it is ad supported.

Plesk Web Pro Edition
Webmasters will find an upgrade to the Pro edition checks most of their requirements. Web Pro adds many additional features, increases the domain limit to 30, and is available for $7.50 per month ($0.011 per hour).

Plesk Web Host Edition
The Web Host Edition is targeted toward businesses as it allows unlimited hosted domains and adds reseller functions. Web Host Edition is available for $12.50 per month ($0.019 per hour).

Start using Plesk on the Vultr platform to help simplify your website management today! Read more on our Plesk App page or deploy Plesk Now now!

Feedback or comments? Reach out to us using our contact page, or on Twitter @Vultr.

Multiple Private Networks Per Region



Does your application's security design require an advanced setup with multiple distinct zones of isolation in the same geographic region? If so, you'll be excited to hear about our latest addition: support for multiple private networks! While private IP space traffic was always securely isolated and inaccessible by servers outside of your account, multiple private networks enable you to add another layer of isolation by segmenting compute instances located in the same datacenter into different private network groups.

Adding private network isolation within the same location no longer requires complicated firewall configuration management. Using the Vultr control panel or our API, you can now create multiple private networks in each of our 15 cloud locations across the globe. In just a few clicks, you can attach one or more of these networks to specific instances on your account. The network section of the customer portal allows you to create, list, label, and manage all of your private networks.

There is also no need to worry about bandwidth limitations, either - private network traffic is unmetered. Learn more about private networking on our docs portal.

Have feedback or comments? Reach out to us on our website or by tweeting @Vultr

Intel CPU Vulnerability Alert

As you may already be aware, a critical security flaw affecting Intel CPUs has been gaining traction in security research circles over the past several days.

While the full details of the security issue are still restricted and there have been no official statements from Intel, our security team has been actively reviewing available information and planning for the necessary next steps. Our engineers have also been testing available kernel patches to ensure necessary upgrades proceed smoothly.

Current facts outline a vulnerability that likely affects a wide range of Intel processors. The patch to mitigate this issue will also likely require a one-time reboot of your instances. Once our team begins scheduling reboots, you will receive advance e-mail notification for any affected instances with a scheduled date and time. While reboots may cause a few minutes of downtime during the restart window, this will be a necessary step to ensure that your compute environment remains secure.

Note: This is an actively developing story and more details will become available in the coming days. Our team is actively monitoring this issue and we will update this article with any developments that directly impact your Vultr.com infrastructure.

Article Updates

- Intel has released a statement on the issue. A link can be found in the additional resources section below. Additionally, we are working closely with our Northeast Intel Representatives to gather additional information and resources directly from their Cloud Service Provider (CSP) team.

- The details of the security vulnerabilities have been disclosed early in CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5715 and CVE-2017-5754. Our engineers have already applied updates to our infrastructure to ensure the security of our platform. The original date of the coordinated disclosure was scheduled for January 9th and information from hardware manufacturers is still currently incomplete. We are continuing to closely monitor the issue and will provide additional updates as necessary.

Additional resources:
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/01/02/intel_cpu_design_flaw/
https://newsroom.intel.com/news/intel-responds-to-security-research-findings/
https://meltdownattack.com/

Deploy Bare Metal Cloud Servers With Vultr!



From the beginning, the team at Vultr has focused on making all aspects of hosting infrastructure management easier for everyone. Today we are excited to bring the simplicity of the Vultr platform to an old hosting industry stalwart - dedicated servers - by introducing the brand new Vultr Bare Metal product line!

Powered by Vultr's cloud orchestration, you can now easily deploy single-tenant physical dedicated servers with zero virtualization layer. We’ve also added an array of cloud features typically only available for standard compute, such as hourly billing, fast api-driven deployment, and availability in multiple geographic regions.

Direct Hardware Access
Vultr Bare Metal provides direct access to the full power of the underlying physical hardware without a virtualization layer. On our platform, you'll be in the driver's seat of a real, physical server, with the convenience and simplicity of Vultr automation. Bare metal servers are also single-tenant only which means that only you will have full access to the resources of your server.

Worldwide Deployment
Deploy bare metal hardware around the world in 10 minutes or less using our point-and-click control panel. We are first introducing bare metal in Singapore and more locations will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

Flexible Resource Management
Easily scale and customize your bare metal environment via our user-friendly customer portal or by using our flexible API. In addition, all bare metal plans include the same no long term contract terms and hourly billing you’ve come to expect from our standard compute offerings.

All Standard Operating Systems
The complete Vultr operating system library has been updated to support bare metal servers. This includes all our versions of Linux, Windows, and BSD with full root/administrator access. Seamlessly switch between virtual and bare metal hardware without having to compromise!

Bare metal adds the proven performance and security of the Vultr platform. Read more about bare metal servers on our product page and deploy a bare metal server today!

Comments or feedback? Reach out to us via our contact page, or by tweeting @Vultr

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