Virtual Servers (Smart VDS)

Smart VDS servers are kernel-based virtual machines (KVM) with fully dedicated resources and no noisy neighbors.

What is a Smart VDS Server?

More specifically, Smart virtual dedicated server (VDS) is a kernel-based virtual machine (KVM) with fully dedicated CPU, RAM and storage resources. The underlying server hardware is not overbooked, which ensures stable workloads and eliminates noisy neighbor's effect, that is often present with standard virtual servers.

How can I get Smart VDS servers?

Smart VDS Servers have pre-built resource capacity and are deployed by a fully automated provisioning system that runs a multi-step server preparation process to give you a clean and safe server each time on-demand. You get Linux Smart VDS servers deployed in 2 to 10 minutes.

Smart VDS servers are billed on an hourly or fixed-term basis, with monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual billing cycles available. You may order Smart VDS servers through your Client Portal or automate provisioning via Cherry Servers API.

What are available Smart VDS server plans?

There are 6 Smart VDS plans available in EU-Nord-1 region:

  1. SMART8,
  2. SSD SMART8,
  3. SMART16,
  4. SSD SMART16,

Each Smart VDS plan has 10TB of free traffic package included by default, and you pay only €0.5 / TB / month for any extra traffic. Check our Bandwidth Plans for more information.

What operating systems are available?

We support the following operating systems at the moment:

  • Ubuntu - versions 18.04 and 20.04;
  • CentOS - version 7;
  • CloudLinux - version 7;
  • AlmaLinux - version 8
  • Debian - versions 9, 10, 11;
  • OpenSUSE - version Leap 15.

Additional IP Addresses

In additional to the static Management IP address that is automatically assigned to every server upon deployment, you may add a number of additional IP addresses to your Smart VDS server:

  • Floating IP. A plublic IPv4 address that can be instantly moved from one server to another within the same region.
  • DDoS Protected Floating IP. A floating IP address that has an additional layer of DDOS scrubbing protection applied in real-time.
  • IP Subnet. A public IP subnet with an included gateway.


    Backup Storage

    Backup Storage is a dedicated network-attached file storage space that is associated with your server. You may activate 50GB Backup Storage space free of charge for your Smart VDS server.

    Private VLAN Subnet

    Private VLAN Subnet is a virtual local area network (VLAN) interface that groups servers within a Team to enable private interactions, as if the servers were attached to the same wire.

    Local BGP

    Local BGP is a way to automatically manage your network routing through the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) within a single Cherry Servers region.

    Out-of-band Management Console

    Out-of-band management (OOBM) Console is a remote server management technology that uses the Remote Frame Buffer protocol (RFB) to remotely control another computer through a Virtual Network Computing (VNC) graphical desktop-sharing system.

    Server Tags

    Server tagging is a way to mark your cloud infrastructure resources in any organizational pattern of your choice, which helps you organize, control and monitor your cloud resources better.

    Cloud-init Service

    Cloud-init is a service that allows you fetch user data when provisioning new servers via API.