VPS (virtual private servers)
Choose an affordable and high-performance solution with our VPS servers
Our VPS range is the ideal choice for small projects that want to grow. Scalable resources, unlimited traffic, available in 8 datacentre locations, provided with an IPv4 address and our anti-DDoS protection.
A scalable virtual server
Looking for a private server to host your websites and applications, or your production or pre-production environment? A VPS is the flexible solution you need! You manage your server without having to worry about hardware. If your resource requirements change, you can add more in the OVHcloud Control Panel in just a few clicks. Your virtual server is scalable and reliable, with a 99.90% service level agreement (SLA).
A professional solution
Your VPS isn’t just an affordable solution. It is a comprehensive, high-performance solution that offers professional services. We offer several operating systems, distributions and pre-installed applications like Docker so that you can create your ideal environment. Manage your server with root access, and get our anti-DDoS protection, IPV4 address, and services like KVM and the OVHcloud API. Additional backup options and IP addresses can also be added.
An affordable server does not mean sacrificing on service. You are not alone with your VPS - a range of services are available to support you.
24/7 online support
Our Help Centre provides you with daily assistance and support. Find the most frequently asked questions, our diagnostic tools, and information on maintenance operations.
Guides and documentation
Getting started with your VPS? You can find the answers to your questions in our guides and tutorials, where you can learn about everything you need to get started, including network management and your machine backup options.
What could be better than asking other users? Our community area is here to answer your technical questions about our solutions.
Manage your services in command lines. By switching from a graphical interface to our APIs, you save valuable time! Automate your tasks using scripts and more.
Why choose an OVHcloud VPS server?
Your first step in the OVHcloud universe
Whatever your current and future needs, you are sure to find a solution: web hosting, virtual servers, public cloud, private cloud or Bare-Metal dedicated servers. Each package comes with services and options to give you the most comprehensive solution possible.
Choose an affordable VPS with the performance you need for your application or website to run well. Essential features are included with your virtual server. Your billing is transparent, with no additional variable costs.
With our VPS solutions, you don’t need to plan ahead for your CPU, RAM or disk space. As your workload evolves, simply add new resources in your Control Panel, so you’re always paying the right price for your server.
Security options for your business
Backing up your data is key to ensuring the longevity of your business. We offer two optional backup methods: automatic backup (over 7 rolling days) and manual backup (snapshot).
Ready to start?
Your questions answered
How do I get started with a VPS?
With the price and the possibilities it offers, a VPS is an ideal way to get started managing web servers. Choose your solution from a range of resource levels, and follow the order process. You can select the distribution (simple or with pre-installed application) and the location of your datacentre depending on the end use of your VPS. Once you have ordered and launched your solution, simply log in and start configuring. Install the necessary software for your project and get started! Our VPS guides are here to assist you throughout your usage.
What is the difference between a VPS and a shared hosting plan?
Both are solutions to different needs. A VPS is a service that provides administrator access to a virtual server, and the user decides how they want to use it. You can choose from a range of operating systems, and install the tools you need to start a project on them - whether you want a development environment, some website hosting or even a video game server. Shared hosting offers a tailored service for customers who do not want to manage their own server. Users can then access a preconfigured hosting space to install their website files. Shared hosting comes with a range of services to help you get online: domain name management, databases, automated backups, and more.
What are the advantages of hosting on a VPS?
Unlike standard web hosting plans, hosting a website or application on a VPS offers a wider range of technical options. You are not limited in your choice of programming languages, frameworks or software - you are in control. You also pay for resources, rather than using the turn-key services of a web hosting plan. In short, a VPS is not expensive, but it does offer full control over your hosting server, more technical freedom, and included services like a single IP address that is not shared between multiple users.
What is the difference between a VPS and an SSD VPS?
The SSD VPS refers to the disk technology used on the virtual server. Compared to a traditional hard drive, a solid-state drive (SSD) offers a higher read-write speed. OVHcloud VPSs uses NVMe SSD technology, which is even more powerful than a standard SSD.
What is a VPS?
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. It is a virtual machine that functions as a computer server. To create a VPS, you install a virtualisation system on a physical server, which allows you to divide it into several virtual servers. The advantage of this is that you can offer individual environments by allocating the physical server’s resources to each one. A VPS is cloud-based in principle, and because of its design, benefits from a high level of flexibility, such as the ability to add resources without needing to change servers.
Why opt for a low-cost VPS?
Opting for a low-cost VPS gets you a server without needing a significant budget. You start your project, test it, and iterate until you get the result you want. Choosing a VPS server with OVHcloud provides an accessible solution that will scale up with your needs. Need more resources for your website or application? Simply add them via your OVHcloud Control Panel.
*For VPSs hosted in Sydney and Singapore: 1 TB traffic/month for the Starter and Value ranges, 2 TB/month for the Essential range, 3 TB/month for the Comfort range, and 4 TB/month for the Elite range. Bandwidth is reduced to 10 Mbit/s once the monthly quota has been exceeded.