A Virtual Private Server (VPS), also known as a Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS), is a virtual machine sold as a service by an Internet hosting provider. A VPS runs its own copy of an operating system, and customers have superuser-level access to this operating system instance, allowing them to install any software compatible with the OS.
It is termed 'virtual' because the physical server is partitioned into several virtual servers shared among different customers.
It is considered 'dedicated' because each server is completely isolated from others at the operating system level.
Essentially, these terms all refer to a virtual server. VDS stands for Virtual Dedicated Server, VPS for Virtual Private Server, and VM for Virtual Machine. We prefer using the VPS abbreviation to highlight that the server is fully dedicated and isolated from other servers.
This requires a combination of appropriate hardware and software. The hardware needs special CPUs supporting virtualization. The software requires a hypervisor application, which is installed on the bare hardware. This special operating system allows for the installation, hosting, and management of virtual servers. We use VMware vSphere 6, one of the best-performing hypervisors in the market.
There are various hosting options available, such as service hosting (web, database, etc.), VDS/VPS, cloud, dedicated server hosting, and colocation. VPS stands out as the most affordable solution offering high flexibility, combining the price range of service hosting with capabilities typically available only in dedicated hosting or colocation.
The only limits are the physical parameters of the server (disk space, memory, processor power, and network bandwidth). You can host websites, services, and databases; use it for trading, intensive calculations, gaming servers, proxy solutions, VOIP gateways, etc. However, activities like spamming, phishing, or any crime under US law are prohibited. Please refer to our terms of service for more details.
We support a wide range of modern operating systems, including various versions of Windows (from 2008 R2 to 2019) and Linux (CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu Server, Fedora, Mint). You may also reinstall the system with the OS of your choice.
Yes, using VMware ESXi, you can remotely attach OS installation media (CD/DVD/ISO image), making it visible as a local CD/DVD ROM on the VDS. Installation time may vary depending on your connection speed.
Remote management of the VPS can be done via our built-in web console, irrespective of the installed operating system or the state of the VDS. Additional remote server management capabilities are available depending on the operating system: Windows servers can be managed with Remote Desktop Connection (RDC), and Linux/Unix servers have SSH enabled by default.
Disk space is dedicated but shared among virtual servers without overprovisioning. Memory is dedicated without overlap, and each server has its allocated physical memory. The processor is shared, with a guarantee of 95% full-speed availability. Overall, our system ensures that the availability of virtual CPUs is always optimal for all virtual servers.
No, there are no filters. All ports and protocols are open.
We use branded servers equipped with the latest Intel Xeon processors and enterprise-class SSDs and HDDs. The storage is protected by either hardware RAID or, in the case of SSDs, built-in enterprise-level protection.