Knowledge Base


Xen VPS

Building your own kernel in FreeBSD

 Your Xen VPS is setup much like standalone FreeBSD server.  We do not use a custom kernel or even any special kernel modifications or modules.  You can compile your own kernel in the same way you would on a standard FreeBSD server.On our standard VPS installation, the ...


Additional IP addresses

You can request additional IPs by submitting a support ticket with proper justification in accordance with ARIN's policies for the additional address(es).Once the request is submitted, a support representative will handle the request and respond to the support ticket. Once an additional ...


Upgrading to another Xen VPS Package

To upgrade to another Xen VPS package, 3 things will change:1. Bandwidth -- The Bandwidth upgrade is seamless and requires no reboot of the VPS.2. RAM -- The RAM upgrade will require a reboot of the VPS so we will need to know when it is convenient to make this change.3. Hard Disk ...


Getting started with your VPS

Your VPS from RootBSD comes ready to use out of the box, and requires no particular post installation steps, but you might like to do one or more of the following to get the most out of your VPS.Setting your hostnameYour RootBSD VPS will come with a default hostname already set, but ...


CPU resources and sharing

On each hardware node, there are 2 quad-core CPUs, amounting to a total of 8 CPU cores.  Each hardware node has approx 30 VPSs on it.  The Xen hypervisor (virtualization layer) equally shares the CPU cores between all VPSs, giving each a priority based on its RAM.  So, a VPS ...


How To Reinstall Your Operating System

RootBSD support staff will perform reinstalls for our customers for no additional fee; however, customers can also reinstall various operating systems of their choice on their own.Note: This feature is not available to customers using RootCPGetting StartedWARNING: Your data may ...


Contact/Sub Account access to VPS your control panel

You may wish to add contacts to your RootBSD account for various reasons.  Contacts may use the VPS control panel for an account if they are given sufficient permissions. To enable control panel access for a client: Navigate to the Contacts/Sub Accounts page in the Client Area. Client ...


Using Your VPS Power Controls

This article explains how to take advantage of the power controls provided to you for server management.Accessing Your Power ControlsYou will need to be logged into your Dashboard. Then you can find the power controls on the overview page for whichever server you are wanting to ...


Deploying a New Server to Your Pre-existing Account

Deploying a New Server to Your Pre-existing Account  This is a walk-through on deploying an additional server to your per-existing account.1. First, you will login to your RootBSD Dashboard and select the tab  Servers .2. On the  ...