If you are expecting problems or difficulties of any kind,&br;
please take a look at our FAQ section before contacting our support team.
** What kind of payment do you accept? [#yee3723d]
Currently we accept credit card (Visa and Master Card).
Currency of payment is Japanese Yen (JPY) basis.
We don't issue bills, please check with your withdrawal statement for credit card payments.
** Where are the VPS servers located? [#k56944ec]
Our VPS servers are located in our datacenter in Tokyo Japan.
** How long does it take to set-up a VPS [#uc520066]
As soon as we receive your order the provisioning of the VPS starts.
We will aim to have your system up and running within 3hrs.
Occasionally there may be circumstances when the provisioning may take a little longer.If your VPS has not been set-up 24hrs after order confirmation please contact our Support department.
** How many IP addresses will I have? [#o8a09c78]
Your VPS will be allocated 1 dedicated IP address.&br;
There is no option to get additional IP address.
** What softwares can I install on my virtual server?[#sd818105]
Provided you abide by our Terms & Conditions you can install whatever software you see fit.
Please note that in order to keep pricing competitive we must limit the scope of what we can give technical support on.
For this reason you are responsible for any software you install and any consequences that may arise.
** What is the default installed OS (Operating System) on my VPS? [#ed48a5f5]
CentOS 5.2 is already installed when you register a new VPS.
You can also use Webmin, system management tool, by default.
Default webmin has the following features :
Web Server (Apache)
IMAP / POP3 Server(Courier-IMAP)
Web based email (Horde IMP)
Database Server (MySQL)
Database Management (phpMyAdmin)
Scripting (Perl, PHP, Python, CGI, SSI)
** Can I change my default OS? [#d3e5fe61]
Yes, you can install the following OS, x86 32bits or x86 64bits, on your manager page. Moreover you can install OS whatever you like by uploading ISO format files. This feature is for the first time in the VPS business field!
CentOS 5.2 (kickstart)
Ubuntu server 8.10
Debian 4.0 r6
** What is the level of technical support will I get if I need it? [#d3e5fe61]
We place a strong emphasis on our level and quality of customer support. You can access to our support team from [[Inquiry:https://surgesecure.net/cgi-bin/digitalswift/support.cgi]] page. Each member of our support department has a sound knowledge of Internet related technologies and is capable of operating all of the products we offer.
** What does SSH access mean? [#d3e5fe61]
SSH access allows you to connect to your VPS using a command-line interface. You can use a terminal emulator such as [[PuTTY:http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/]] to connect to your VPS via SSH. To do this you will need the IP address of your VPS and your login details as defined in you set-up email. Please note using SSH to connect to your VPS requires a certain level of technical competence and is more suited to advance users.
** Do you automatically backup contents on my VPS?[#d3e5fe61]
We use RAID (HDD Mirror Back-up) configuration system for our server, however we do not automatically backup each datas in your VPS. It is your responsibility to backup contents in your VPS.
** Why do you recommend a VPS instead of a dedicated server? [#l874356d]
VPS is a good alternative to the dedicated server hosting. Virtual Private Server hosting is the level between shared hosting and dedicated hosting. VPS is a good way for learning about the dedicated server administration and management. If your shared hosting plan is too limited and you are looking for an affordable solution to dedicated server hosting, this is a real interesting alternative : Virtual Private Server is cheaper than dedicated server.
**How is a VPS different from a dedicated server? [#r6c401f3]
The VPS runs as an enclosed environment on a powerful server. The server is sliced into a number of virtual servers in such a way that does not impact the overall performance of the hardware and other virtual server environments. In all respects, save for a special kernel environment, a virtual server is just like a dedicated server.
**Do I have full control over my virtual server? [#w430b888]
Yes, of course, you would be having complete control over your server with full root access and administrative rights. You can install your own operating software (Abide by Terms and Conditions) and any other software.
**Can I use VPS comfortable in spite of unlimited bandwidth? [#n85dd73a]
We make every effort to keep our service high quality and stable so that you can use it as comfortable as possible.
**What is "Webmin"? [#d1033000]
Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more.
More detail information about Webmin, please refer to [[WEBMIN.COM :http://www.webmin.com]].
**How can I access to Webmin for my system? [#bcc409e8]
Please access to the following URL on your browser.
http://[Your VPS IP address]:10000/
If your VPS IP address were "188.8.131.52",
your Webmin URL is the following:
Please input "Username" and "Password" like the following
at the first time to access your Webmin URL.
Password: registerd password at your signup
**What does the My ISO image installation mean? [#ab770902]
You can install your favorite Operating System (OS) into your VPS easily by using this function in your DigitalSwift management page.
More details information, please refer to [[How to install ISO file:http://digitalswift.net/wiki/index.php?How%20to%20install%20ISO%20file%201]] in FAQ (wiki) page.
**Why do I have to enter a "Root password" when I install kickstart "CentOS 5.2" on the OS Installation of manager page? [#w65ff9e3]
You can login CentOs installed as a default by using a password which you entered on your signup page, however if you'd like to install "CentOS 5.2" from OS Installation of manager page, you have to enter a root password because of a security reason. Please enter "root" for login name and the password which you entered on the installation page (root password) to login your VPS after installation.
**My VNC screen seems to be freezed... [#i7008023]
When you manually reboot your VPS by typing command with graphical environment, your VNC client doesn't get update anymore. At that time,
please go back to DigitalSwift manager page and click [STOP] button then click [START] button near the VNC information. Normally VNC screen will be closed automatically or displayed "Connection lost". Just reconnection to your VPS makes everything normal. >>Please see [[this page:http://digitalswift.net/wiki/admin.php?How%20to%20install%20ISO%20file%204]] for more details.
**My VNC screen is black and no react... [#m626cfef]
In this case, please click [Restart] button of VNC on your DigitalSwift manager page.
**I cannot connect to my VNC [#jced6fed]
Please check whether [[Shared connection:http://digitalswift.net/wiki/index.php?How%20to%20install%20ISO%20file%203]] is clicked on your VNC client.
In addition, if your VPS stops, you also cannot connect to the VNC, at this time, please [START] your VPS on your DigitalSwift manager page and connect VNC again.
**I don't have any domain name but I want to make a homepage... [#ia7168a2]
Don't worry! We provide you subdomain address for your homepage by default.&br;
Your URL is as below,&br;
http://[Your VPS Name].digitalswift.net&br;
If your VPS name was "abc", &br;
the URL would be http://abc.digital.swift.net.&br;
**I'd like to change my current VPS plan to another one... What should I do? [#dd1f0e34]
We're sorry that you cannot upgrade or downgrade your using plan, please register again a plan you'd like to change on our signup page.
**During my first login to my VPS on VNC, I can't login my VPS by using registered VPS name... [#r52d14a2]
Please enter "root" for login name and the password which you registered signup page.
**I completely forget to update my subscription and my VPS account expired... [#je76b279]
Don't worry. If it is within 30 days after your expiration date,
you will be able to restore your VPS account by paying 300 JPY per day and the monthly fee as an approval fee.
For more details, please feel free to contact us.