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IBM Lotus Domino Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting

imageProminic.NET's Lotus Domino Virtual Private Servers (aka "VPS") are ideal for database development and testing, and for small production sites and applications that require a low-cost, quality hosting environment.

Our Production packages start at $79 per month, and are among the most competitive in the industry. These servers are customer licensed, which means we can lower the price compared to our traditional partitioned server offering since you are supplying the Domino server license.

If you do not already have a Domino server license, consider our Production (Partitioned) server offering. Or, purchase a license from Prominic by contacting our Sales department.

Domino Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting – Business Advantage

With 24/7 access to information and people a requisite for business, hosting with Prominic.NET provides a number of advantages over deploying Domino on your own servers in-house.

  • Expert Notes and Domino administration without the expense of full-time staff
  • High-speed Internet connectivity over multiple, fully-redundant carriers at a fraction of the cost of running your own
  • Enterprise-class data center without the overhead of building your own infrastructure (conditioned power and HVAC, natural gas generator backup, etc.)
  • Built-in growth path, from small and inexpensive Development (Shared) packages to clustered dedicated servers—you pay for capacity only when you need it
  • Options to deploy advanced technologies for additional fees:
    • True IPSec VPNs for additional security
    • Frequent and fully-automated backups of live databases (no downtime)
    • BlackBerry synchronization for your mobile workforce
    • Leading anti-virus and anti-spam solutions that do not use your computing resources (processor or bandwidth)
    • Load balancing and failover of servers and networks

There are many compelling reasons today to outsource your Notes Domino messaging, collaboration and application environments to a managed hosting services provider. Let Prominic.NET demonstrate how hosting your Domino environment with us can save you time and money!

Domino Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting – Technical Details

What is a Domino Virtual Private Server (VPS)?
Our IBM Lotus Domino VPSes are also often referred to as customer-licensed "partitioned" servers. These servers are designed both for database development and testing, and for entry-level production hosting.

What does "customer-licensed" mean?
With our traditional partitioned servers, the Domino server licensing is built into the price. With a VPS, you're required to cover the server license in exchange for a much lower monthly cost. We also require a completed license waiver to be faxed to +1.217.356.3356

Can I run agents on my server?
Yes, you can run both restricted and unrestricted agents on your VPS

What kind of support will I receive?
Prominic.NET Domino VPSes are unmanaged, which means you are responsible for all maintenance and administration on your account. We will, of course, maintain the hardware, the base operating system and the Domino installation. Beyond this, you are responsible for database administration, data backup, code debugging, programming problem resolution, etc. We will provide you with a minimum of ½ hour of free Bundled Support each month for addressing any issues that you need our assistance with, and more for those customers on higher level packages.

We will, however, monitor ports 80 (HTTP) and 1352 (Notes) at no additional charge to you. Our management and monitoring software will actually restart your server in the event of a crash, most of the time without the need for human intervention. Even so, we will be notified via e-mail and eventually by pager if your server is down for any extended period of time. Assistance in determining the cause of the crash will be billed at our standard support rate.

What is "Bundled Support"?
Even if your server is unmanaged, we will include a limited number of managed support hours for you. Support beyond these hours is billed at $150 / hour.

How do I obtain support?
Customers on production servers may obtain support by contacting our Support department. Please read more about how we care for and support our customers.

What is the "Servertasks" limit in the pricing table?
Servertasks are those tasks that run on the Domino server, such as SMTP, HTTP, ROUTER, etc. They provide different services and enabled your server to perform different functions. The more tasks you run, the more resources you use on the server, contributing to the overall load of the server. Available servertasks include:

AdminP – Admin Process – Automates a variety of administrative tasks.
AMgr – Agent Manager – Runs scheduled agents on one or more databases.
Billing – Collects all generated billing information. Used mainly in an xSP server installation.
CA – CA Process – Automates a variety of server-based certificate authority tasks.
Calconn – Calendar Connector – Processes requests for free-time information from another server.
Cldbdir – Cluster Database Directory Manager – Updates the cluster database directory and manages databases with cluster-specific attributes.
Clrepl – Cluster Replicator – Performs database replication in a cluster.
Collect – Statistic Collector – Collects statistics for multiple servers.
DIIOP – Allows Java applets/applications to access Domino data remotely using CORBA.
Dircat – Directory Cataloger – Populates directory catalogs and keeps the catalogs up-to-date.
Domidx – Domain Indexer – Creates a central, full-text index for all specified databases and file systems in a domain. Runs only on Domain Catalog servers.
HTTP – HTTP Server – Enables a Domino server to act as a Web server so browser clients can access databases on the server.
ICM – Internet Cluster Manager – Provides failover and workload balancing for HTTP clients (Internet browsers) that access Domino Web servers.
IMAP – IMAP Server – Enables a Domino server to act as a maildrop for IMAP clients.
ISpy – Sends server and mail probes and stores the statistics.
LDAP – LDAP Server – Enables a Domino server to provide LDAP directory services to LDAP clients.
MTC – Reads log files produced by the router and writes summary data about message traffic to a database for message tracking purposes.
POP3 – POP3 Server – Enables a Domino server to act as a maildrop for POP3 clients.
Replica – Database Replicator – Replicates databases with other servers.
Router – Routes mail to other servers.
RnRMgr – Rooms & Resource Manager – Processes all Rooms and Resources activities, such as meeting invitations, reschedules or cancellations, and updates the Busytime database accordingly.
Sched – Schedule Manager – Returns meeting times and dates and available invitees.
SMTP – SMTP listener – Listens for incoming SMTP connections, enabling Domino to receive mail from other SMTP hosts.
Stats – Generates statistics for a remote server on demand.
Web – Web Retriever – Implements the HTTP protocol to retrieve Web pages and convert them into Notes documents.

How is disk space calculated?
Disk space calculation includes all data in your VPS. In addition to your user files and databases, your help files, transaction logs, Domino console logs, HTML logs, etc., all occupy space and are included in your disk space usage calculation. Disk space is sampled regularly and averaged over the course of a month. Prominic does not prevent you from exceeding your disk space quota, and it is your responsibility to manage your file sizes to avoid paying overquota charges.

Domino Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting – Pricing

Feature Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
Setup Fee: Equal to 1 month's payment
Monthly Fee: $79 mo. $149 mo. $199 mo.
Prominic Licensed: Click here to see our pricing if you need Prominic to cover the server license
Clustering Option: Add an identical clustered VPS, and we'll discount both VPSes by 20%
Disk Space: 5 GB 10 GB 20 GB
Monthly Bandwidth: 12 GB 25 GB 50 GB
Internet Domains: 5 10 20
Server Tasks: 3 5 8
Agent Manager:(1) 2 4 7
Bundled Support: ½ Hour 1 Hour
($150 value)
1 Hour
($150 value)
BlackBerry: $30 or less $30 or less $30 or less
Dedicated SSL: $149 $149 $149

(1) Only applies when the Agent Manager task is selected

Overquota Charges

  • Disk Space - $0.25 / MB / month
  • Data Transfer - $0.02 / MB / month
  • Additional Internet Domains - $2 / Domain / month
  • Additional Agent Managers - $30 / Agent Manager / month
  • Additional Server Tasks - $50 / Server Task / month
  • Additional Support - $150 / hour

Domino Virtual Private Server (VPS) Hosting – Before You Buy

How do I choose between a Production (Partitioned) server, a VPS and a Dedicated server?
Production (Partitioned) servers, VPS servers and Dedicated servers are functionally similar, so here are some factors to consider:

  • Consider your backup needs: Dedicated servers can be configured to provide hourly, daily, and weekly backups. Virtual Private Servers and Partitioned Servers do not include backups. It is your responsibility to replicate your data locally as a backup.
  • Production (Partitioned) servers include the server license in the base monthly price, VPS and Dedicated servers do not.
  • Dedicated servers include access to the base operating systems, Production (Partitioned) servers do not.
  • Dedicated servers generally have better performance and reliability, since you are the only customer using the machine.
  • Dedicated servers allow the installation of 3rd-party applications, Production (Partitioned) and VPS servers do not.
  • Production (Partitioned) and VPS servers can easily be upgraded to a Dedicated server. Prominic can move your partition or VPS to dedicated hardware while keeping the server name and IP address the same. This means your end users will see no visible changes and basically eliminates any work required on your part to coordinate the upgrade.

How do I prove I have a server license for my VPS?
Please fax your completed license waiver agreement to +1.217.356.3356


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