Virtual Private Hosting (VPS) Guidelines

  • DILNET’s VPS service is currently in its beta stages – while available to all UP Diliman administrative and research units and offices free of charge, it is subject to resource availability of the Computer Center’s computing facilities.
  • A default instance has the following specifications:
    • 20GB disk space
    • 1GB RAM
    • 1VCPU
    • Choice of either the latest Ubuntu LTS or CentOS 7.x operating system.
    • 1 user
  • These specifications may change without prior notice.
  • Formal requests for VPS shall be addressed to the Director of the University Computer Center. These requests shall be endorsed by the unit, department or college head. A System Administrator is required to use this service, whose contact details must be included in the letter. This person shall be DILNET’s contact person, and will receive updates regarding the VPS service.
  • A Secure Shell (SSHv2) secure keypair shall be required to use this service. The system administrator is required to submit their public SSHv2 key to the Computer Center to gain access to the resource.
  • System Administrators are wholly responsible for the security of their VPS instances. Please observe proper security measures, such as generating and safekeeping complex credentials, applications regularly (if applicable), and keeping updated on the latest vulnerabilities your instance may have.
  • DILNET shall not be held liable for any content posted by end-users that may violate UP Diliman’s Acceptable Use Policy, or Philippine Law, However, DILNET reserves the right to suspend content hosted under it that may violate these entities.
  • Furthermore, DILNET reserves the right to suspend VPS instances under it that pose a security threat to the network and/or its systems should a security incident occur, or should these be brought to our attention through audit findings or abuse reports conducted internally or via authorized third-party entities.
  • Furthermore, DILNET reserves the right to suspend VPS instances that pose a security threat to the network and/or its systems should audit findings or abuse reports conducted internally or via authorized 3rd-party entities
  • Structure, content and maintenance of the VPS instances shall be the responsibility of the System Administrator.
  • Forgotten, deleted, or inaccessible VPS users may be reset by emailing DILNET. If a new administrator shall be maintaining a current site, a letter of endorsement from the unit head shall be required, as well as a new SSHv2 keypair.

For more information, a comprehensive Standard Operating guide can be viewed here (PDF).