A virtual private server (or VPS) is created through a process of virtualisation, by which a virtual replica of a physical server is created. A VPS is like having access to your own personal server, one with your own allocated number of resources and a pre-installed operating system of your choice. It is an isolated micro-system based on a shared server. Because it is self contained, you have full control of your server setup, and are responsible both for updates and security. You can also choose to opt for our managed service.
If you know your site is going to enjoy a high amount of traffic, a VPS is a safer option over shared hosting options. They’re also a great option if you have a number of websites to host and want to enjoy the ability to tweak their setup behind the scenes just the way you like it. A VPS server works hard when it is needed, with burstable memory that kicks in when site traffic picks up. As well as this, you can reap the benefits of dedicated bandwidth, CPU, disk space and RAM. VPS servers remove any limitations, allowing you complete flexibility but we do still some support, should you need it.
You can host any services you like from your cloud server, including web hosting, Rails applications, or even an Asterisk voice over IP system. You will have root access to your cloud server so there's no limit to what you can run, as long as it doesn't violate our terms of service.