Frequently Asked Questions
Questions and answers about BuyVM Anycast IP addresses.
What is Anycast?
Anycast is a network routing standard. Historically Anycast has been implemented only in very large companies and at great expense.
Anycast puts your visitors on a server closest to them. This results in better site performance and throughput.
Why use Anycast?
Anycast helps speed up your sites or other services by putting visitors on the server closest to them. Closest server choice results in
lower latency and higher throughput. It is ideal for Content Distribution Networks (CDN).
Where Does BuyVM have Anycast Points-of-Presence (POPs)?
Anycast requires that you have VPS instances (either KVM or OpenVZ) in all BuyVM locations.
- Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (West Coast)
- Piscataway, New Jersey, USA (East Coast)
- Roost, Luxembourg, Europe
How much does AnyCast IP addresses cost?
Anycast is free for all BuyVM VPS customers. Your total cost will be three VPS purchases.
Anycast works even with our popular 128MB annual plans.
For added redundancy, you can order additional services in each location and enable IP failover and have your Anycast IP address
automatically failover in case of maintenance.
How do I configure my Anycast IP address?
Anycast is easily configured via our Stallion Control Panel. Follow the how-to on our wiki
Is DDoS protection available?
Yes. DDoS protection is available for $5.00/month per IP address. Please contact support
to request DDoS
protection be enabled on the IP addresses of your choice.