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Servers located in France
Our VPS solutions are designed to offer a high degree of flexibility when you use your server. Each project has unique needs — keep your budget under control by scaling your environment to fit your project’s growth.
The components that make up our VPS solutions in France and worldwide are carefully selected by our team of experts. We create resilient infrastructures, built on next-generation Intel architectures and NVMe SSD storage.
Support for your growth
With a VPS, you don’t need to plan too far in advance when it comes to adjusting your resources. Once you have identified which resources you need more of (RAM, virtual processor, storage space), simply go to the OVHcloud Control Panel to enable additional resources. They are added immediately, and you won’t need to migrate your server.
Bandwidth will be one of the main elements of resource usage for the services you choose. Our VPS solutions are delivered with up to 2Gbit/s bandwidth, which is suitable for a wide range of uses. Traffic is unlimited**, which means no nasty surprises on your bills.
Availability and proximity
Host your applications on a web server with hardware availability covered by a Service Level Agreement (SLA). This way, you get optimal stability for your services. By selecting a datacentre closest to where your end-users are based, you can keep latency as low as possible.
Choose an operating system from the range of choices available: Linux (Ubuntu, AlmaLinux, CentOS, Debian, Rocky Linux) or Windows (Windows Server 2016, 2019 or 2022). Systems with pre-installed applications are also available: Plesk and cPanel control panels, and the Docker platform. With the isolated environment and computing resources offered by your VPS, you can not only use your favourite software, but also develop and host your services as usual.
You can choose between two backup options to ensure your data is always available.
The first option is manual backup, which involves creating instant images (snapshots) of your virtual machine. This backup method is great to use before applying any complex configurations to your web applications.
The second option is automatic backup, which sets up a recurring backup system over 7 rolling days.
Your questions answered
What features are available with a VPS hosted in France?
Our VPS solutions give you as much control over your configuration as possible, and offer extensive flexibility.
You can choose from a wide range of operating systems (Windows, Linux, etc.), and install them quickly in a few clicks. You can also easily manage resources and tools in your environment. You can increase your storage space, and add resources as your projects grow.
With the Additional IP option, you get IP addresses that can be easily assigned and moved from one service to another. Since Additional IPs are geolocated, they improve the natural SEO of your web projects in Google and other search engines.
When it comes to security, our VPS solutions in France are equipped with our anti-DDoS protection. You can also choose between 7-day rolling automatic backups, or manual snapshot backups.
How do I subscribe to a VPS?
OVHcloud VPS solutions offer an excellent price/performance ratio. Simply choose the best model for your project, and select a commitment period. With five solutions currently available in our range, you will be sure to find the right option for your project. You can also upgrade your solution easily over time. With models ranging from Starter to Elite, our variety of hardware configurations can be adapted to suit your projects and needs.
You can get a discount by subscribing to a 12-month or 24-month commitment, or simply choose a commitment-free contract. Finally, you can also refer to the comparison page, which details all the features of each VPS solution in France, line by line. For your satisfaction, billing is completely transparent and with no additional variable costs, such as ingress/egress traffic* for your server.
What is a VPS?
VPS stands for Virtual Private Server. VPSs are described as virtual because they are created using virtualization software, installed on a physical server. A single server is divided into a batch of virtual servers, which are each assigned resources (CPU, RAM, disk space). You can increase the resources of a VPS without changing servers. This level of flexibility is one of the major advantages of a VPS.
A virtual private server is different from shared hosting because the user has admin access to the machine. This means you can customise the configuration (operating system, tools) and use case (development/pre-production/production environments, website hosting, e-commerce, databases, email servers, VPN or video games). With a VPS, you can host and manage websites (with a CMS like WordPress or PrestaShop, for example) and applications in an isolated environment.
Why choose a VPS hosted in France?
By opting for a VPS in France, you are selecting a hosting space for your services that is closest to your French and European users. If most or all of your target customers are located in France, using a VPS in France will ensure that your users can access your services as quickly as possible.
Server location and IP geolocation are now key factors in Google’s algorithm. Geolocated IPs play a major role in providing internet users with localised research results. If you would like to host your websites in France, you should consider adding a VPS to your global SEO strategy — the advantages of hosting a VPS in France are twofold for companies targeting a French customer base.
Why geolocate your IP address in France?
Geolocating your IP addresses in France presents a major advantage — it will maximise performance for your websites and applications by boosting their visibility to your French customers and prospects.
Whether you are using a physical or virtual server, its geographical location is significant. When a machine is located in the same country as its user, response times are greatly reduced, which is why it is important to choose France as the geolocation of your IP addresses.
With a VPS hosted in France, you can specify new geographical locations via the OVHcloud Control Panel as your project and/or company develops locally. This is the possibility offered by additional IP addresses.
*For VPSs 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 10 Mbit/s once the monthly quota has been exceeded.
**Excludes datacentres in the Asia-Pacific region.