Managed VPS FAQs

What is VPS hosting?
A VPS is an emulation of a computer, also known as a virtual private server, that lives within a parent server and shares resources with other virtual servers. This parent server splits up portions of itself for other virtual servers through software called a hypervisor.

A Cloud VPS instances can store multiple sites, email, DNS, databases, users, but most importantly these aspects can be managed through an easy to use control panel. Since a Cloud VPS is a simulation of a physical server, it also provides SSH/SFTP and Root access, allowing for libraries, modules and other services to be configured.

You’ll have control to resize your server to accommodate for sudden spikes in traffic or scale down for post-seasonal businesses. By resizing you’ll be able to upgrade or downgrade your VPS instance allowing you to pay for only what you use.

Why choose a Cloud VPS server?
Cloud VPS servers not only provide peace of mind for small to medium businesses but they also offer a robust combination of benefits:

– Quick Scale-Ups for Changes in Traffic
– Pay for What You Use
– Host Unlimited Sites
– Cost-effective
– Contract Free Hosting
– Various OS Choices
– Daily Backups
– SSH and Root Access
– Highly Secure

Are all VPS hosting plans managed?

Yes, by default all of our servers come managed! Our servers are configured with a Fully Managed image using your choice of cPanel/WHM or Plesk control panel. Management level is determined by which server image is being used. If desired, you can customize your desired level of management level. View full details of our management tiers here. We’re confident we’ve got you covered!

Which VPS should I choose?
You don’t have to hire an expert to find a Cloud VPS server that is right for you. Your current hosting provider can provide details about your OS, CPU, RAM and disk usage to help you make an informed decision.

If you are new to hosting or don’t know your current set up, contact our helpful Solutions Architects! Our team of experts is waiting 24/7 to assess your needs and make those tough decisions for you.

How long will my VPS take to setup?
Our cloud provisioning system is able to rapidly deploy new servers after orders have been verified. The setup time for a VPS server actually varies depending on if you are using a Linux or Windows operating system. On Linux based servers you should see the VPS online within 15-30 minutes. For a Windows based server you will see the VPS online within 1-2 hours.

Can I upgrade my VPS?
Absolutely! If your business goes through seasons or if your about to debut a new product line our Cloud VPS can be upgraded to accommodate your traffic.

How many websites can I host on a Cloud VPS?
The beauty of having an environment that can expand is that you can upgrade your Cloud VPS at any time. Consequently, your server has limitless abilities to host as many websites as you would like.


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