Hosting, simplified.

Automated provisioning

When you've decided you need a server, you want it now. Not next week. Not tomorrow. Not even in a couple hours. We feel your pain. So, we've automated and optimized our provisioning until it's pretty much instant.

That means if you sign up now, you'll be logging in to your new Zerigo Server in mere minutes. Resizing (up or down), rebuilding, rebooting, and a bunch of other operations are all automated too, making everything easy and quick.

Unlimited snapshots

Take snapshots of your existing servers—while they're running. Then, use the snapshots to build a new server. Or rebuild/restore an existing server. Use your snapshot as a custom server template or base image, already configured just the way you like it, or, download a copy of any snapshot to your own computer as a backup.

There's no limit on the number of snapshots you can keep—they're just $0.25/GB per month to keep around. (Bandwidth for downloads is counted as part of your server's bandwidth usage.)

*Servers with over 100GB in use do not support taking new snapshots.

No setup fees or contracts

Because we automated the whole provisioning process, we really don't have any need to charge setup fees. So we don't.

Most people don't like contracts or term commitments either, so we've skipped those too. Instead, we work hard day-in and day-out to continually earn your business. If we fail to do so, you are always free to cancel.

Seamless integration with Zerigo DNS

Zerigo runs a reliable DNS infrastructure that spans the globe. You'll have access to that same infrastructure to provide DNS service for your Zerigo Server.

We also give you control over the reverse DNS addresses for each IP assigned to your server.

Flexible billing

We try to make our billing options as flexible and painless as the rest of our service.

Pick your monthly billing day. Once signed up, you can choose what day of the month your services are renewed. We'll prorate second and subsequent services to keep everything aligned.

Additionally, our Cloud Servers are billed per-hour—perfect for irregular usage.

Innovation drives excellence.

RAM, CPU, and storage

RAM is always 100% reserved. There is no over-provisioning. Your server is guaranteed a minimum amount of CPU power in proportion to its size. Extra CPU time is kept available so that when your server could use a boost, we can give it a burst of extra power.

Top performance requires great hardware. We've painstakingly selected each hardware component to maximize performance under a virtualized workload. All of our storage is backed by RAID-10 arrays. We use ECC RAM. Redundant power-supplies. Hardware monitoring inside every box.

In short, everything is designed to be super fast and very reliable.

Up-to-date Linux distributions

We provide a number of popular Linux distributions for you to choose from when building a new server, including CentOS, Debian, Fedora, and Ubuntu. Here's our full list:

  • CentOS 5.5
  • Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"
  • Fedora 14 "Laughlin"
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx"
  • Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat"

Friendly, knowledgeable support

Our customers continually tell us how great our support is. Part of our secret is just being friendly and patient, and always taking time to listen.

Our team is small, personable, and knowledgeable. With no need to read scripts or copy-and-paste form responses, we can meet you right where you're at.

Performance matters.
A lot.

Windows Server options

Zerigo now offers Windows Server with full Administrator rights and Remote Desktop (RDP) access. Choose from the following releases:

  • Windows 2008 Server Standard Edition
  • Windows 2008 R2 Server Standard Edition

32-bit and 64-bit servers

Ever wonder why many providers offer only 32-bit or only 64-bit? Yeah, we're not sure either. Zerigo gives you your choice between 32-bit and 64-bit servers.

We recognize that different workloads perform differently on different architectures. Choose the best platform for your particular application. Unsure what's best for you? We have a few hints to help you make the best decision.

IPv4, Native IPv6, private networks

Your server will be assigned a dedicated IPv4 address. Think it's time to get your servers on IPv6? We can get you there today with our native IPv6 network. Want to configure reverse DNS? No problem. (And it's fully automated.)

Have multiple servers? Build a private network between them. Traffic over your private network is free too.

You'll be connected to several premium, tier-1 bandwidth providers. Fiber strands enter the building from diverse directions, dramatically reducing the opportunities for downtime. Datacenter power is redundant too, and is UPS and diesel generator backed.

Full server access; SSH keys

Every Linux server with Zerigo includes full root access and every Windows server includes full Administrator access along with Remote Desktop (RDP).

Additionally, every Linux server runs a separate Linux kernel. Need to install a particular kernel module? Go for it.

Tired of managing automatically generated, random root passwords for new servers?

We provide you the option to add a public SSH key to your account and then we'll automatically add it to the root user for you. For added security, we'll even disable password-based logins via SSH, making your logins both faster and more secure. (Linux servers only.)

Out-of-band web console

We provide an out-of-band, web-based console to access your server. It runs over standard HTTPS, so it's accessible through restrictive firewalls. Whether for convenience or in an emergency, the web console is available to you 24/7. You might find it useful when:

  • - you need to see the console output
  • - your server's firewall ended up a little too aggressive
  • - you're on a computer without easy SSH access

Linux servers use an AJAX-based text console. Windows servers use a Java-based graphical console.