VPS hosting gives you root access to your server, dedicated resources and an isolated hosting environment, so there are no other sites sharing your resources. That means that, even though there may be multiple virtual machines on the same physical server, you are in an isolated environment with dedicated resources (RAM, Storage) and virtually allocated CPUs that no one else can touch. Plus, with root access, you can make technical changes that would not be allowed on a shared hosting plan. You get the advanced performance, control and flexibility usually reserved for dedicated servers, but at a much lower price.
VPS hosting sits in the intersection of shared hosting and dedicated servers. Unlike shared hosting, VPS is an isolated environment with dedicated resources, which means you have more processing power and your site loads faster. VPS is best suited for applications that have seasonal traffic spikes or RAM-heavy/CPU-intensive applications. If you are developing a new application that has a complex database and you’re not sure how many visits you’ll get, VPS hosting is the affordable option to start with before you upgrade to a dedicated server.
We use this analogy on our web hosting page. Shared hosting is like an apartment building – lots of residents in the same building, sharing the same resources, but also very affordable. Dedicated servers are like having your state-of-the-art house, where you’ll pay a lot more, but you also don’t have to share the space or utilities with anyone. VPS is in the middle, like a townhouse, where you have a few residents in the same building, but you each have dedicated resources and are in full control of your home. It costs less than a dedicated server, but still gives you much of the same benefits.
All of our VPS plans include: 99.9% uptime guarantee, free snapshot, resource monitoring, 1 dedicated IP, root and SSH access, and FTP accounts. You can call our support team if you need more IPs
No. VPS hosting avoids bad neighbor effect by offering a more isolated environment where you get dedicated RAM and storage, along with allocated CPUs.
Yes. Every dedicated server hosting plan comes with Web Host Manager (WHM), which gives you complete control over creating and customizing your account, as well as managing all aspects of your server.
Yes. If you currently have a VPS hosting account with us, you can upgrade to our dedicated hosting at any time by ordering a new server. For fully managed customers, we will migrate your data from your current account to your new server. You can also upgrade either your VPS or your dedicated server with Premium DNS, which improves both your security and performance.
We want you up and running as soon as possible. Our standard dedicated hosting server configurations can be set up in minutes. However, some server add-ons and custom configurations may require longer setup times.
Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) is a means for storing data on multiple hard disks, then linking the disks so that the operating system on your server views them as a single entity. We offer RAID-1 with our Windows dedicated server hosting. This RAID method of data storage is known as mirroring. Data is written to at least two disks, which offers a high degree of data security, but incurs a slight performance decrease due to capturing data on two disks.
Our VIP UK HOSTING team is on-site and available 24/7/365 to ensure our servers – and your sites – are running at peak performance.
Decide on a domain name extension. The extension is the part at the end of the domain name – .net, .biz, .org or .com, for example. Think about what you’d like on the other side of the dot. It could be your business name or your specialty. Type the domain you want into the box at the top of this page. We’ll tell you if that particular domain is available and show others you may like better. Pick one, add it to your cart and check out. You are now the proud owner of your very own domain. As long as it’s registered to you, no one else may use it.
You bet. While it's really easy to register a domain, having a good strategy helps you register the best domain name possible. Here are some hints: Make it easy to remember. This is why many businesses get domains with their business names in them. Some people even choose their business name only after they have a domain they like. Don't register one that's trademarked, copyrighted, or being used by another company. This can lead to losing the domain and legal problems. Shorter is usually better because they're easier for customers to remember. It's also easier to get matching usernames for Facebook, Twitter, and any other social media accounts you have. Got a local business? Include your neighborhood, city or country in your domain so local customers can quickly see where you are. Check the list of geographic domain extensions - .berlin, .nyc - to see if there's one for your area. Avoid numbers or hyphens. Anyone who hears your web address won't know if you're using a numeral 5 or "five." If your business name has a number in it, register both versions - with the number and the with the number spelled out. (Dashes are just asking for trouble and generally look unprofessional.) Get more than one. As traffic to your website increases, you may attract the attention of copycats who'll snatch up similar domain names in hopes of drawing traffic away from you. Register similar or misspelled domains early so this won't be an issue later.
Most domain transfers take between five and seven days to complete. The time it takes varies depending on the extension. For details on transferring country-code Top-level Domains (ccTLDs), go to About ccTLDs and click the help article for your domain extension.
Upon the expiration of your domain, you will be charged annually to maintain the domain. The price is the then-current annual retail price applicable to the domain.
Since registrants’ contact data can change, registrars such as VIP UK HOSTING must provide annual opportunities for domain owners to review and edit their WHOIS domain data. According to ICANN’s rules, refusing to update this information or providing false data can lead to the suspension or cancellation of domains. In addition, ICANN allows Internet users to file complaints if they discover WHOIS domain name lookup data that is incorrect or incomplete. In such instances, registrars must correct and verify the data in a timely manner. Through this verification protocol, ICANN seeks to maintain the highest possible level of accuracy.