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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

COMSATS Starts Offering VPS Hosting in Pakistan

COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) has announced the launch of its VPS (virtual private server). CIS claims to be the first ISP to offer VPS with local hosting in Pakistan unlike other VPS service providers who offer foreign hosting.
With VPS, a customer uses a dedicated server on a rental basis hence saving on the costs of purchasing a full-fledged server. CIS has created multiple VPS instances for customers on its Intel-based modular server using virtualization software. Both Windows and Linux platforms are offered.
VPS packages range from 1 GB to 8 GB memory and 40 GB to 500 GB for storage. Bandwidth offered ranges from 1 Mbps to 4 Mbps. Customized packages are available also. More details are available here:
Pakistan based hosting is best suitable to companies/webmasters who have local audience to their websites.
Check below tariff for VPS hosting offered by CIS

CIS says it has also installed a new Juniper SRX® series firewall in its data center to provide network level protection and security. The firewall provides a complete set of Unified Threat Management (UTM) security features including IDPS (intrusion detection and prevention system), IPSec VPN, Kaspersky® anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-phishing, Symantec® anti-spam, and Websense® web-filtering.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Executive Officer CIS, Asim Shahryar Husain, said that “Keeping its tradition of being the pioneer, CIS is pleased to announce the launch of its secure VPS service for its customers with local hosting. Now, customers can rent virtual servers from us on a monthly basis instead of having to invest in a full-fledged server. Also, these servers are hosted locally instead of abroad which reduces bandwidth cost and improves security for customers.”
COMSATS Internet Services (CIS) is the pioneer ISP of Pakistan when it launched Internet services in 1996. Today, CIS is a very diversified ISP offering multiple services including Freedom™ (Wi-Fi DSL), Tornado™ (Wireless P2P), Hurricane™ (On-demand broadband), Hawaii™ (Hosting & VPS), Viacon™ (Video conferencing), Prism™ (Website development), and Comtrain™ (IT Training).

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