Virtual Private Servers (VPS)
With OVHcloud Virtual Private Servers (VPS) you’ll get reliable performance at unbeatable prices. Choose between five different VPS options, ranging from a small blog and web hosting Starter VPS to an Elite game hosting capable VPS.
Don't let the poor performance from shared hosting weigh you down. Use an OVHcloud VPS and get a dedicated environment with powerful processing, great storage options, snapshots, and up to 2 Gbps of unmetered bandwidth*.
Conquer your projects. Whether you are a student wanting to get real-world systems administrator experience, a hobbyist looking to host some games, or a professional needing reliable hosting services, OVHcloud has the right VPS for you.
Our VPS solutions are designed to suit all of your needs and scale up as your business grows. You do not need to provision resources — simply add what you need, when you need it, via the OVHcloud Control Panel. This means you only pay for what you use, helping you manage your budget.
Our servers are assembled and configured by OVHcloud, to deliver you optimal performance. Our VPS servers are powered by Intel next-generation architecture, NVMe SSD storage, and highly resilient infrastructure, to meet your needs.
A dedicated environment
You can use all of your hardware resources for hosting websites or business applications — and you get admin access to your virtual server, too. With our VPS range, you can manage your web projects in a server environment that is scaled to suit your usage.
Simplicity and independence
With our VPS solutions, you do not need to worry about hardware constraints (upgrading components, technical faults, etc.) — but you still get full control over your virtual server. You can choose from a wide range of pre-installed Linux and Windows operating systems — and web hosting control panels, too.
Traffic for your VPS server is unlimited, with a maximum bandwidth of 1Gbps. This means you can host services or applications that require high bandwidth, providing your customers with an optimal browsing experience at no extra cost.
Store and secure your data on external storage space, using our VPS backup options. With the Snapshot option, you can take a snapshot of your virtual server in just a few clicks via the OVHcloud Control Panel.
Our VPS solutions are perfect for hosting business applications in a production or pre-production environment. Our infrastructure offers minimal latency for your services, and hardware availability is guaranteed by an SLA. This means you get constant, stable service.
Options compatible with our VPS solutions
Keep your data safe and protected.
Hosting without interruptions.
Create and restore your snapshot.
A scalable, secure hosting solution for one of the world’s most popular online games, ideal for both gamers and hosting professionals.
Effortlessly launch and manage your own ideal multisite setup in the cloud, for the best possible price.
Your questions answered
What is a VPS, and what is it used for?
A virtual private server (VPS) is used for hosting websites (e-commerce, content, visual media) and software applications (portals, extranets, collaborative solutions, wikis, CRM). Unlike shared hosting, the data is isolated onto a virtual machine which is dedicated to the user. The VPS is a perfect compromise between web hosting plans and physical servers, combining reliability with the high performance of a dedicated server — but without the difficulty of managing a server's physical hardware.
Who can use a VPS?
Using a VPS requires basic knowledge of server administration. It is essential for managing the operating system (Linux or Windows) installed on the machine, and configuring the applications. Think you might need a VPS, but don’t have the technical knowledge required? We suggest that you refer to the following user guides: Getting Started with a Virtual Server and Virtual Private Servers
Why host your VPS with OVHcloud?
Location is an important factor when choosing a VPS solution. OVHcloud has data centers in Europe and the US, so whether you are based in India, Brazil, Ukraine, or any other country in the world, you can be closer to your audience. Having your data stored closer to your end-users or audience means lower latency which equates to a better user experience. Web page load time is also an element that search engines take into account when ranking. Though there is more to SEO than fast load time, being closer to your audience is one easy step to SEO optimization.
Can I host several websites on a VPS?
Yes. A VPS can be partitioned, and organized to suit your requirements. This means you can use it to host several websites or projects, by allocating a private space to each one. You can choose the volume of each space as well. To simplify how you do this, you can install a web hosting control panel like Plesk or cPanel.
Will I get a domain name and email service included with my VPS?
No, OVHcloud VPS solutions do not include a domain name or email service.
What are the differences between VPS and Public Cloud solutions?
A VPS is a solution adapted for pre-production and production environments. The OVHcloud Public Cloud offers a multi-server infrastructure, with high availability for servers. vRack, a private network service, is also available with the OVHcloud Public Cloud services.
What are the advantages of a VPS, compared to a dedicated server?
A VPS hosting account is less expensive than a full dedicated physical server. OVHcloud VPS plans can be customized to meet your needs so you pay for what you want but you do not need to deal with any of the features you will never need. Many VPS hosting plans are easily scalable. We recommend using a dedicated server if you want to manage the hardware aspects yourself, build more elaborate architectures, create an infrastructure that includes a private network (vRack), and deploy other complex solutions that are not web services.
*For VPS solutions hosted in Sydney and Singapore: 1TB traffic/month for the Starter and Value ranges, 2TB/month for the Essential range, 3TB/month for the Comfort range, and 4TB/month for the Elite range. Bandwidth is reduced to 10Mbps once the monthly quota has been exceeded.