That’s right, if you’re a developer, designer or system administrator with experience managing a server – seeking full control over your hosting environment – our Self Managed VPS Hosting is a solid fit. You get full root access with SSH keys for total control as well as command line for flexibility and power. Plus, we offer a wide range of scalable performance options with flexible server configurations.
Your Choice of Linux or Windows
Experience high-performance SSDs on OpenStack for 3X the speed plus unlimited traffic. You also get KVM virtualization for full control of your hardware resources.
Retain full control and configure your server to your needs (up to the operating system level).
There’s no longer a need for those cumbersome, manual migrations. Easily increase RAM, CPU and storage with VPS seamless upgrades.
Enjoy ‘round-the-clock network monitoring with advanced DDoS protection and a free SSL certificate.
Set automated weekly backups plus an on-demand snapshot and fix issues using the recovery console.
Choose from nearby, state-of-the-art data centers in North America, EMEA or Asia-Pacific for faster page loads and a better visitor experience.
Monitor server uptime and performance (CPU, RAM and Storage) — stay informed with alert notifications.
Create unlimited hosting accounts with optional cPanel/WHM + Installatron or Plesk Obsidian Web Host Edition (includes WordPress toolkit).
If you’re outgrowing your shared web hosting or simply want more control, a managed or fully managed Virtual Private Server (VPS) is the next logical choice for your hosting needs. It gives you more freedom with root access to Apache and PHP, plus you can install an SSL certificate, as well as any type of software – all without the responsibility of a dedicated server. On a shared server, you rely on the performance of the platform provided. By choosing VPS (Linux or Windows), you get to select a configuration best suited for your applications, requirements and growth.
First, consider the resources you’ll need (e.g., control panel and types of support) to manage your VPS. If you’re moving over an existing site, think about the reasons you’re switching to a VPS (site is running slow, visitors are receiving 404 errors during heavy traffic times, low on storage, etc.). Also, look your existing site’s data usage to determine what resources (CPU, RAM and storage) you’ll need to get it running at top speed. Another advantage to a VPS is if you need more resources later, most hosts make it easy to upgrade. Next, look for plans that include backups and restore capabilities as well as server monitoring tools. No matter where you host your site, server issues pop up from time-to-time. So tools that alert you to issues and create backup copies.
Finally, if you’re new to VPS or don’t have the time to manage and maintain your server, consider Fully Managed VPS. This service includes a dedicated team of experts available to setup, monitor and remediate server issues and maintain and optimize your server — as well as helping you with all your questions.
A Virtual Private Server allows you to host sites (storefront, e-commerce, content, media) and software applications (primarily web: portal, extranet, collaborative solutions, wiki, CRM) with ease. Unlike shared hosting, VPS hosting makes it possible to isolate multiple applications from one another within the same container. While this VPS container shares physical resources (infrastructure) with other containers, its resources are dedicated to you. With a VPS, you get root access to install any software and change system configurations to your exact needs. In short, you can do just about anything on the server, like:
Anybody with some technical skills. Required admin skills include access, file transfer and configuration. We continue to develop more tools and features that will make it even easier to manage your server environment.
We offer both self-managed VPS and fully-managed VPS hosting. All self-managed VPS includes automated weekly backups and server monitoring of uptime, CPU, RAM and storage, and notifications if issues arise. They also include optional control panels (cPanel/WHM or Plesk Obsidian Webhost Edition) for easy server administration. Need help troubleshooting? We’ve got real folks waiting to take your call and a complete knowledge library with how-to articles. For expert help (English only), contact our dedicated team to get you going with paid, task-based admin services.
If you don’t have the time or admin skills to manage a VPS, we’ve got Fully Managed VPS Hosting (English only). And though you’re responsible for the content you put on the server, our team of experts are here to keep your server online — and running smoothly.
You bet. With VPS Hosting, you create and manage multiple sites for your clients on a single VPS. Additionally, when using cPanel/WHM on your server, you can install multiple cPanel accounts and configure specific (RAM and storage) resources for each hosting account — then charge your client accordingly.
If you’re a current Studio K Web Design cPanel shared hosting customer, you can select one-click migration to VPS hosting to import your sites, then simply redirect DNS (fully managed plans only). We also provide a paid migration service. Otherwise, it’s up to you to migrate your data and applications onto the VPS and reconfigure the DNS.
You can upgrade your VPS at any time, directly from your control panel. Your entire system (OS, software, settings) is saved; you don’t need to make any changes. Once you select a plan, the upgrade happens automatically within minutes. No more manual migrations.
If you’ve already decided you need a VPS hosting account, you might get slipped up when you get asked, “Linux or Windows?” Fortunately, there isn’t a big difference between them and either type of account works for most customers.
To make sure you do get the right type of account, though, you should choose the type of hosting account you want based on how you’re building your site.Development ToolLinuxWindowsWordPress® or other Web apps✓–Dreamweaver or other WYSIWYG apps✓–PHP, MySQL, CGI, Python, or Perl✓–ASP, ASP.NET, MS SQL–✓ASP, ASP.NET and PHP, MySQL–✓I have no idea what any of this means✓–
It’s important to note that these are just our recommendations. Windows accounts will actually support most of these development tools but Linux hosting best fits most customers hosting needs