Virtual Servers

A virtual server, also known as a hosted, dedicated, or virtual private server, is a server stored in MOREnet's cloud infrastructure that runs a copy of an operating system (Linux or Windows) removing the need for a local server on-site. Virtual servers can be easily managed from your organization or you can opt to use our Managed Server Service add-on to leave the maintenance, configuration, patching, and monitoring to us.

Save time and money - Save time and money by quickly spinning up new servers, increasing server utilization, and reducing hardware and maintenance costs. A virtual server costs up to one-third less than an equivalent local dedicated server reducing the costs for hardware upgrades, excess server capacity, and power needed to run and cool servers. With a managed virtual server, you can spend your time on more important matters as you no longer need to maintain your servers with patches, upgrades, and monitoring.

Reduce bandwidth spikes on your network - A virtual server keeps traffic off your internal network reducing your internet bandwidth traffic to help control bandwidth spikes. A perfect solution for web applications with high external traffic use like websites and 3rd party hosted applications such as Student Information Systems.

Support - Our Missouri-based support team are experts in serving K12 and higher education, libraries, government, healthcare and non-profits. We're here to help you choose the right server for your needs, proactively monitor your servers, and answer your technical questions.

Virtual server pricing is based on how many CPUs, how much RAM and how much disk space is required.

  Monthly rate Annual rate
Each CPU $12 $144
RAM, per 512MB $2.50 $30
Disk space, per GB $.55 $6.60
  • MOREnet-managed server: $250 per month/$3,000 per year.
  • Microsoft OS: $240 per year non-academic, $72 per year academic.

Service cancellations must be received by June 1 to avoid being charged for an additional year. There are no refunds available for this service.


All MOREnet members meeting the terms and conditions are eligible for the virtual server service. If you are a hospital, healthcare institution or non-profit, please read Microsoft's terms and conditions under the tab “Terms and Conditions" related to usage of Microsoft software in our Virtual Server Service.

Please note: Members not connected to MOREnet's core network may not experience optimal performance.

To purchase MOREnet's Virtual Server Service:

    1. Contact your Member Services Advisor to purchase this service. They will assess your needs and build a custom quote for your organization.
    2. MOREnet will process your subscription upon receipt of the approved electronic quote or purchase order and will contact you with your account information.
    3. The billing process will begin automatically upon receipt of the approved electronic quote. The service will be prorated by the month of entry for orders received after the start of the fiscal year.

For more information about, or to subscribe to MOREnet's Virtual Server Service, contact your MOREnet Member Services Advisor at (573) 884-7200 or by email to

Terms and Conditions

  • All services are subject to MOREnet Service Policies.
  • MOREnet is not liable to any party for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from any use of this service or any outage, planned or unplanned, of this service.
  • Virtual Machines may not be used for illegal purposes.
  • Virtual Machines may be shut down by MOREnet if they are identified as origins of attacks, spam, malware or copyrighted or illegal content.
  • Virtual Machines may be shut down by MOREnet if they are behaving in a way that puts other VMs or the environment as a whole at risk (excessive CPU, RAM, disk or network use; thrashing; repeated reboots, etc.).
  • Please see additional Microsoft Terms and Conditions below.

Microsoft Terms and Conditions

MOREnet's Virtual Server Service is licensed under Microsoft Service Provider License Agreement. All Microsoft software, including the operating system, will be leased per month or year from MOREnet. Members are allowed to use their previously purchased Microsoft application software only if the member has purchased "Software Assurance" from Microsoft and will assign usage rights to MOREnet.

Clarifications on Academic versus Corporate members:


    • Educational Institutions:

A public or private K-12, vocational school, correspondence school, junior college, college, university or scientific or technical school that is either institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or, in the case of public K-12 institutions only, recognized or approved by the Department of Education of the state in which it is located.

    • Administrative Offices or Boards of Education:

Defined as (a) district, regional and state administrative offices of public educational institutions; (b) administrative entities organized and operated exclusively for the administration of private educational institutions; or (c) other state or local government entities nearly all of whose activities consist of administrative support, of a nature that advances academic learning, for public educational institutions.

    • Public Libraries:

Must meet all of the following criteria: (i) primarily provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district or region; (ii) supported by public or private funds; (iii) make its basic collections and basic services available to the population of its legal service area without charges to individual users, but may impose charges on users outside its legal service area; and (iv) may or may not provide products and services, beyond its basic services, to the public at large with or without individual charges.

    • Public Museums:

Must meet all the following criteria: (i) are a public or private agency or institution organized on a permanent basis for essentially education or aesthetic purposes; (ii) utilize a professional staff; and (iii) own or utilize tangible objects, care for them and exhibit them to the public on a regular basis.

  • Special note regarding hospitals, healthcare systems and research laboratories: Hospitals, healthcare systems and research laboratories (including independent research laboratories or research laboratories affiliated with the Department of Defense or the Department of Energy) are NOT eligible to acquire AE products unless they are wholly owned and operated by a qualified educational institution as defined above in sections A and B. "Wholly owned and operated" means that the educational institution is the sole owner of said hospital, healthcare system or research laboratory and the only entity exercising control over the said institution's day-to-day operations. Additional information on determining if an entity is wholly owned and operated by an educational institution can be found at Note that hospitals, healthcare systems and research laboratories are NOT eligible to purchase School Agreement and are not eligible to be included as part of an educational institution's School Agreement even if they are wholly owned and operated by the educational institution.

Corporate: All other member types.