polarhome.com realm, since 1999, offers shell accounts, development environment as well as other access possibilities like web hosting, mail etc. However, the user accounts are standard user acounts. During the years many user asked for a dedicated server or root access to servers for administration training or some "violent" development purpose that could interfer with other users on the system.
Until now these request were refused, because polarhome did not have enough resources to handle - but today, with raise of cloud computing and server virualization there is possibility to provide this kind of services too.
Unfortunately, it still requires lot of resources, therefore polarhome is not able to provide this service for symbolic one time, 10 local user curency admission fee, but for very low monthly fee - that will be used for improving services both for root access hosts as well as polarhome hosts.
How does it work?
polarhome.com is accesable from both IPv4 and IPv6 (the next generation IP protocol) networks.
The root access hosts use the polarhome network infrastructure, but are hosted on a considerably better hardware.
Root access servers
The table below lists the available servers to choose from.
All servers include the following:
Detailed description of services, servers and prices
|Operating System||Architecture||Version||Setup fee||Monthly fee||Hardware||Note|
|NetBSD||i386,x86-64,alpha,vax,sparc||5.0-6.1||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||VPS|
|OpenBSD||i386,amd64,alpha,vax,sparc||4.1-5.3||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||VPS|
|FreeBSD||i386,amd64||7.3-9.2||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||VPS or jail|
|Tru64||alpha||5.1||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||The user needs to have own licences. If not used for commercial purpose, polarhome can install with Tru64 Hobbyist licence. You don't need the PAKs if you only want to log in as root.|
|Ultrix||vax||4.1||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,256M RAM,20G HDD||VPS|
|OpenVMS||vax,alpha||6.0-8.3||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||The user needs to have own licences. If not used for commercial purpose, polarhome can install with OpenVMS Hobbyist licence|
|SCO OpenServer||i386||6.1||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||VPS. The user needs to have own licences|
|SCO UnixWare||i386||7.1.4||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||VPS. The user needs to have own licences|
|Linux||i386,x86-64,alpha,vax,spac,arm||n/a||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,512M RAM,100G HDD||VPS. Any available linux distribution can be hosted on request|
|AIX||PowerPC||7.1||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,256M RAM,10G HDD||system WPAR|
|SunOS||sparc||up till 2.5||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,256M RAM,100G HDD||VPS|
|Solaris||sparc||8-10||20EUR||20EUR||1CPU,2G RAM,30G HDD||Real SUN hardware - not a VM.|
|Solaris||i386,x86-64||10+||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,1G RAM,100G HDD||VPS or zone|
|SmartOS||i386,x86-64||all||20EUR||10EUR||1CPU,1G RAM,100G HDD||zone|
Please, send your inquiry as well as requests to email@example.com
polarhome root VPS application form.
NOTE: all prices are in EUR. For customers from the EU countries, the price includes the 25% Swedish VAT.
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