Virtual Hosting

Virtual Hosting

About this service

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Other names for this service

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Service documentation

Why to use this service

By utilizing modern virtualization technology, Technology Services can offer virtual machine hosting for substantially less than the cost of a dedicated server. Due to the architecture of the VMware cluster and storage, service downtime is minimized or eliminated in most failure scenarios.


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Getting and using this service

Who can use this service


How to get this service

If you want Technology ServicesĀ to provide both the virtual server and all server administration services, please send email to the Illinois Virtual Hosting team at

Describe your intended use for your server, so that the Illinois Virtual Hosting team can establish the proper hardware, software, and application requirements for your system.

To sign up for a VMware server that you will administer, please complete the form on this page.


Beginning July 1, 2015 the new rates for hosting virtual machines with Technology Services will be as follows:

  • 1 vCPU = $3.08 / month
  • 1 GB of RAM = $1.17 / GB / Month
  • 1 GB of Fast Storage = $0.048 / GB / Month
  • 1 GB of Bulk Storage = $0.019 / GB / Month

How to use this service

vCenter client or web interface.

Quotas and usage restrictions

Quotas: Access is limited to faculty and staff on the Urbana campus.

Usage Restrictions: None listed.

Sensitive data considerations

Most sensitive data is allowed. Not yet authorized to house HIPAA data.

Hours and support

Standard service hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Scheduled maintenance hours

None listed.

Staffed support hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

How to report issues