VPS Hosting

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Starting at £4.01 GBP monthly  
For an experienced developer
  • Root Access
  • Optional cPanel Addon
  • Choose Your Linux OS
  • From 20 GB Storage
  • From 2 TB Transfer
  • From 512 MB RAM
  • From 1 Core
  • SSD Option
Starting at £20.06 GBP monthly 50% Off (was £40.11)
More power & support than Shared Hosting
  • Root Access
  • Free cPanel Control Panel
  • Full HostGuard Management
  • From 75 GB Storage
  • From 2 TB Transfer
  • From 4 GB RAM
  • From vCPUs
  • Free SSL & SSD
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Starting at £20.06 GBP monthly 50% Off (was £40.11)
Managed VPS with Root Access
  • Root Access
  • Free cPanel Control Panel
  • Full HostGuard Management
  • From 75 GB Storage
  • From 2 TB Transfer
  • From 4 GB RAM
  • From vCPUs
  • Free SSL & SSD
Use code: SUMMVPS

2019's Fastest & Best VPS Provider

From our SSDs to our fine tuned SwiftServer platform to our Turbo Servers featuring up to 20X faster page loads compared to competing VPS Hosting providers, you're not going to find better virtual private servers than at A2 Hosting! Get started now completely risk free with our Anytime Money Back Guarantee!

You Won't Find Better VPS Hosting Anywhere!

Want a fast VPS? You got it! How about a reliable VPS? Check. Need the best development software? Sure! You get all of these benefits and so much more in our high performance, feature-rich VPS Hosting plans.

Choose Your VPS Management Level

At A2 Hosting, we offer offer multiple VPS Hosting options each featuring distinctly different management levels and VPS features. Each option is carefully crafted to ensure you get a VPS to meet your unique needs.

Unmanaged VPS

Configure Your Custom Server

  • Command Line Management
  • Managed Hardware & Network
  • Choice Of Operating System
  • Full Root Access
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Managed VPS

100% Worry-Free HostGuard Server Management

  • EASY cPanel Control Panel
  • Managed Hardware & Network
  • 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support
  • Get Root Access On Core VPS
  • Managed Server Security
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Need Help Choosing A VPS?

Here is a full breakdown of the three VPS management options available at A2 Hosting providing a quick comparison of each level.

  1. Unmanaged VPS: The perfect option if you're a developer or system administrator seeking a fully customizable, bare metal installation.

  2. Managed VPS: These servers offer you the full power of a VPS, with the same user-friendly platform found with our Web Hosting accounts. These plans feature free Host-Guard Management from our 24/7/365 Guru Crew Support team for a 100% worry-free hosting experience.

  3. Core VPS: The perfect combinations of our Unmanaged and Managed VPS hosting options. With our Core option, you get a Managed VPS with root access.

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VPS Customer Reviews

Server performance, flexible management levels, easy-to-use features & the best development software are a few reasons why 97% of A2 Hosting customers would recommend us to a friend, family or colleague. Are you ready to be the next happy VPS customer?

VPS Hosting - Industry Best Solutions

Our goal isn't to win awards. Our goal is to offer the best web host solutions that are both blazing fast and ultra-reliable. Even so, we're still extremely proud of our team's accomplishments! Since our launch in 2003, their hard work has helped us earn recognition and accolades as the top hosting provider in the industry. 

VPS Hosting - Need A Different Solution?

Don't see a service that fits your specific hosting needs? Don't worry, we have you covered! We offer a wide range of solutions bound to meet your requirements ranging from Shared, Reseller, VPS, Dedicated and everything in between including Managed WordPress Hosting. Looking for a new domain name or SSL Certificate? We've got you covered there as well! Just click the button below to visit our Web Hosting comparison page. That's where you'll see a full breakdown of all of our high speed hosting services.

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2019's Best Virtual Private Server

VPS Web Hosting - The A2 Way

Smaller websites with fewer pages and page views can perform well with a Sared Hosting account. On the other hand, large sites with hundreds of pages and thousands or millions of page views definitely need the features and benefits of dedicated server hosting. VPS Hosting, on the other hand, is an ideal solution for medium-sized businesses and sites with a decent amount of regular traffic. Our VPS Hosting plans offer you the perfect intermediate solution between a Dedicated Server and Shared Hosting solution. Depending on where your site stacks up and your particular needs, A2 Hosting definitely has a VPS hosting solution available just for you. A2 Hosting has the affordable fast VPS Hosting solution to meet your needs.

At A2 Hosting, you get three VPS provider management level options:

1. Managed VPS Hosting

A Managed VPS is a perfect upgrade from a shared hosting account. These plans offer you the same ease-of-use of an A2 Hosting shared hosting account, but with the power of a VPS.

2. Unmanaged VPS Hosting

An Unmanaged VPS is designed for experienced developers who are comfortable working with command line. These plans allow you to customize your server configuration.

3. Core VPS Hosting

Combines all the services of our Managed VPS plans, but also includes full root access for complete control. Our Core VPS is the perfect combination of both our Managed VPS and Unmanaged VPS options.


What Is VPS Hosting?

vps hostingAs an acronym for Virtual Private Server, a VPS is a type of virtual server hosting solution many businesses and digital publishers move on to after outgrowing their shared hosting plans. A VPS is also referred to as a virtual dedicated server, or VDS Hosting. VPS hosting offers you increased control over your server and provides you with the ability to perform more advanced functions with your website.

In order to gain a better understanding of what a VPS is, it makes sense to better understand the advantages of a dedicated server hosting. Dedicated servers provide many benefits, such as security, privacy, and a range of dedicated resources. With a dedicated server, there’s no competing with other websites for storage space, bandwidth, and speed. A Dedicated Server is ideal for dynamic websites or any large enterprise-level site with hundreds or thousands of daily visitors.

VPS Hosting, on the other hand, offers a similar hosting environment to a dedicated server, but operates in a manner similar to Shared Hosting. In other words, you will still share a server with other digital publishers, but you will have added privacy and capabilities. Also unlike Shared Hosting accounts, your VPS server space is split up into self-contained units.

When searching for VPS web hosting, you should look flexible and scalable plans, highly secure data centers, and most of all, a super-friendly and knowledgeable support staff with a ton of experience in dealing with a wide-variety of server configurations. At A2 Hosting, you get all of that and so much more!


Why Should I Choose An A2 VPS Server?

Most novice website owners begin with Shared Hosting plans. Designed for small sites without the need for a lot of bandwidth and storage space, Shared Hosting is not surprisingly a popular option for many site owners. However, once your website outgrows the limitations of shared hosting, a VPS should be your next step.

A key aspect of VPS hosting is its virtualization capabilities. With a VPS, we divide each physical server into multiple smaller virtual servers with private and dedicated RAM and hard drive space. This provides you with a more isolated hosting environment without disruptions from other clients' sharing server space.

These added features make VPS hosting ideal for small publishers and businesses that want added peace of mind and don’t mind paying for it. If you’re worried about the performance of your site being affected by others on a shared hosting plan, a VPS is definitely the way to go.


Advantages of Using A Virtual Private Server

Packed with pros and with very few cons, a virtual private server from A2 Hosting is a terrific compromise between the affordability of shared hosting and the privacy, security, and performance of dedicated hosting. Let’s take a look at some of the pros of a VPS: 

  • You get to share the cost of the server hardware while still experiencing features and benefits found with Dedicated Server Hosting
  • Your VPS Server will be set-up in practically no time at all!
  • With increased server permissions, you'll have more more control over your server
  • The ability to publish and remove sites right from your own control panel
  • VPS software can be installed and modified at will
  • Each VPS segment is run in a private environment that is inaccessible and cannot be interrupted or viewed by a VPS neighbor hosted on the same server.
  • VPS Hosting offers you the same level of system administration as found on a dedicated server
  • Despite sharing a server with other VPS customers, each VPS account acts independently from one another including control of boots, shutdown and reboots

In addition to these advantages, VPS Server Hosting also allows you to modify your operating system just like a dedicated server. How cool is that?

Like anything in life, however, there are a few potential drawbacks to using a VPS as well, such as:

  1. Since you get more resources with a VPS, you will see a price increase compared to a shared hosting account
  2. If you choose an Unmanaged VPS, you need to know a little bit about servers and server administration
  3. If you choose an Unmanaged VPS and are unfamiliar with command line, there is the potential for making a mistake

If you are concerned about the drawbacks number 2 and 3, you should definitely consider a Managed VPS as opposed to our Unmanaged VPS option.


Understanding What A VPS Server Is

Are you still struggling with the virtual server hosting concept? Try this comparison to better understand how a VPS Web Hosting environment works and why it is advantageous to choose over competing solutions. Let's try comparing a web server to an apartment building that can be divided up in two ways:

1.) The building can be divided into apartments where each is a smaller, individual home; just as a server can be broken into VPSes that are essentially smaller, individual servers.

2.) Another option is leaving the apartment building as a massive, single home; just like an entire server can be used for a massive, single dedicated hosting account.

With option number one, each tenant has access to their very own kitchen, bathroom, bedroom etc. This is similar to how a VPS behaves. With option number two, all the tenants compete for use of a single kitchen, bathroom, bedroom etc. This is similar to how a Shared Hosting account would work.


SSD Virtual Server Hosting

For even faster performance, make sure to choose VPS SSD Hosting from A2 Hosting. Instead of hosting on traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) that rely on spinning disks, our solid state drives (SSD) VPS solutions use flash technology that help improve your page load speeds. Performance tests have shown that SSDs perform up to 300% faster compared to traditional hard drives.