Virtual Hosting

About this service

Description Virtual hosting provides infrastructure and control to IT professionals to host virtual machines, operating systems or applications that are installed on software that acts like computer hardware. Customers have the same experience on a virtual machine as they do using an actual machine.
Other names None listed
Documentation links Request a Virtual Machine | Configuring and Using a VM Server
Features and tools None listed

Getting and using this service

Who can use the service Faculty/Staff
How to get the service If you want Technology Services 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.
Cost Beginning July 1, 2023 the new rates for hosting virtual machines with Technology Services will be as follows:
  • 1 vCPU = $2.845 / month
  • 1 GB of RAM = $1.057 / GB / Month
  • 1 GB of Fast Storage (Allocated) = $0.052 / GB / Month
  • 1 GB of Bulk Storage (Allocated) = $0.0041 / GB / Month
  • 1 GB of Backup Storage (Used) = $0.0031 / GB / Month
Usage constraints Access is limited to faculty and staff on the Urbana campus. Most sensitive data is allowed. Not yet authorized to house HIPAA data.

Support and Hours

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Training and consulting opportunities None listed
Maintenance hours None listed
Lifecycle stage Production
Provided by Technology Services
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